The Optus-Innov8 Seed Program Season 2 Info Session

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The Optus-Innov8 Seed Program Season 2 Info Session

  1. 1. who, what, how andwhatever else youwant to know. @apglo - alfred lo @gekka01 - rebecca hay season 2 - january 2013
  2. 2. About Us We’re a collaborationbetween Optus & SingTelInnov8, bringing togetherfunding and resources for Australian tech startups
  3. 3. The inaugural Winter 2012 Seed ProgramWinter 2012Seed Program the shortlist
  4. 4. Our first portfolio companies
  5. 5. What does a startup get as part of the Program?Up to $250k investment per Co-working locations in Faster access to market Mentorship from subject startup Melbourne and Sydney through proof of concepts matter expertsAccess to communications Intangible non-financial Reach international investor Access to SingTel Group’s networks benefits networks 462M mobile subscribers
  6. 6. Points to highlight UP TO $250k INVESTMENT PER JOINT INVESTMENT COMMITTEE STARTUP INVESTMENT FROM INNOV8 UP TO EIGHT STARTUPINVESTMENTS IN THE FIRST YEAR PREFERENCE FOR CO-INVESTMENT FOCUS AREAS WILL LEAD OR FOLLOW MOBILITY DIGITAL DISRUPTION BOARD OBSERVER RIGHTS DIGITAL CONVERGENCE
  7. 7. “Season 2” Seed Program Process Pitch Day atSeason 2 Season 2 Shortlisted startups Optus Campuslaunched applications close announced Sydney16 JAN 4 FEB 20 FEB 26 FEB 9PM AEDT
  8. 8. Where applicants should beGETTING EFFICIENT
  9. 9. Five eligibility requirements1. Be incorporated and based in Australia (with an ABN and registered for GST)2. Be a globally scaleable digital / tech business3. Have an existing working prototype - customers better, paying customers even better4. Have an established and dedicated team5. Have an investor presentation
  10. 10. How we evaluate✓ Problem / Solution Fit✓ Product / Market Fit✓ Business Model, Marketing Strategy & Traction✓ Founders✓ Funding✓ References✓ The Duck’s Nuts
  11. 11. Changes from last time References instead of ReferralsHow can Optus & the SingTel Group materially help your startup? Online applications via F6SApplications close 9pm AEDT Feb 4
  12. 12. Come visit us at optusinnov8seed.com.au Thx!Peter Huynh Alfred Lo Rebecca Haylead principal principal principal

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