Do you have a business idea but are unsure where to start?

Or are you a small business owner looking to grow or create new products or services to better suit your customer needs?  

Slingshot are offering a FREE pre-accelerator program over four days to help you validate your idea and learn ways to promote and grow your startup or small business.

The pre-accelerator program will include topics covering:

  • Lean business modelling and the lean canvas (to help better understand your customers problems and how you are going to solve them, saving you $$$ on wasted products and services that nobody wants)
  • Branding and marketing for growth (learn growth hacking and marketing skills to find and attract YOUR customers and audience)
  • How to raise capital and source investment into your startup/business (growing a business takes time and money, usually your own, so we’ll show you how you can attract funding and what options are available to you)
  • How to pitch your business and presentation skills (we’ve seen a lot of pitches in our time and we know what works to best present yourself and your business to potential investors, business partners or to just sharpen your presentation skills)

The course content will be delivered by our content mentors and industry experts in their relevant field.  

The program will be run over four days - Wednesday 27th September, Thursday 28th September, Thursday 5th October and Friday 6th October 2017 at Three76 Hub, Hunter Street, Newcastle.

To apply for the pre-accelerator, click the APPLY NOW button.

Key Dates


Applications Open

9th August 2017


Applications Close

13th September 2017


Pitch Day

21st September 2017


Program Starts

12th October 2017


Demo Day

19th December 2017