Regional Accelerator & Business Bootcamp

Now in its second year, the Icon Regional Accelerator is looking for the next phase of early stage Startups to grow globally scalable businesses leveraging Slingshot’s highly successful accelerator program.

Regional Australia has produced some incredible businesses and international Startups over the years and we are proud to be able to generate even more with our Business Bootcamp (free) and Accelerator programs, supported by the Integrated Innovation Network (I2N), the University of Newcastle and the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

If you are looking to build your business, then apply for one of our programs below:


  • Suitable for all small-medium businesses
  • You have an idea you want to test before launching
  • You have a small business and want to learn lean business tools
  • You want to learn marketing skills to promote your business
  • You want to better understand your customers and their problems so you can solve them better than anyone else
  • You want to grow your revenue
  • You want to launch a new product or service
  • You want to be in an accelerator program but want to test your readiness


  • You’re a startup looking to go global
  • You need investment - $25,000
  • You want access to a world class program to help you
  • You want access to mentors
  • You want follow on funding (up to $100,000
  • You have a great team (or a dedicated solo founder)
  • You want access to up to $500,000 of software and services to help build your business faster
  • You’re solving a real problem

Key Dates


Applications Open

2nd July 2018



Bootcamp Applications Close

8 Aug 2018


Bootcamp Commences

9 Aug 2018


Accelerator Applications Close

9 Sept 2018


Accelerator Program Starts

17 Oct 2018


Demo Day

19 Dec 2018