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June 2024

Get ON Board!

a group of people are standing on stage, in front of screens that say 'ON Accelerate 8 Showcase', with their hands in the air and smiling

The last couple of months have been a wild ride for ON.

Earlier this month, we were in Melbourne at the ON Accelerate 8 Showcase, celebrating our ten graduating teams as they launched their ventures into market.

We also released ON Track Episode 2, featuring Darryl Lyons and his journey as a founder of Rainstick, blending indigenous knowledge with modern science.

We collaborated with Women’s Agenda to share a story of female success, featuring ON Alumni, Dr Joni Systsma, who is leading Australia’s space innovation.

To top it off, we gathered at the Tech Diversity awards for 2024 to celebrate all of you, recognising that innovation is born from diversity of thought, culture, values and perspectives.

Yet the excitement doesn't end there! We have even more opportunities to learn and connect coming up…

Want to create more impact from your research? Apply now!

Switch your idea ON with research validation

Explore the potential impact of your research with ON Prime, with applications open for a limited time! Cultivate the skills and confidence to undertake customer discovery and market validation activities, with mentors and advisors guiding you along the journey.

Dial up your idea's impact in market

For those ready to take their idea out of the lab into the market and amplify their impact, applications for ON Accelerate 9 are now open. Connect with experts and investors to validate your idea, gain experience, raise funds, and develop your high potential innovative venture. There will be an applicant briefing session to ask any questions on Tuesday, 18th June at 11am. Whether you’re 100% in or still not sure if it’s right for you, we hope you will join us to find out more.

Connect with like-minded researchers

Last chance to register - ON Prime Networking Roadshow

After nine weeks in the fast-paced ON Prime program, research-based teams from across Australia have put their research and market assumptions to the test. This is your chance to network with brilliant researchers, learn about their solutions and market pathways and discover potential collaboration opportunities. Interested in applying for ON Prime? Use this to get insight into the program and connect with those who have done it before. Registrations are essential.

Connecting ON alumni to community with The Startup Network

We are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership with The Startup Network to provide comprehensive support and resources to our alumni founders of ON Accelerate. Through the collaboration, chosen alumni will gain access to a powerful community platform, with other founders, industry experts, mentors and community supporters. To find out more about this new partnership and how you can access this as an ON alumni, please contact the ON team

ON Accelerate 8 wrap up

A few weeks ago, our ON Accelerate 8 cohort pitched to a crowd of investors at the ON Investor Demo Day in Sydney. Last week, after three intense months of learning, coaching and development, we celebrated their entrance into the market at our Melbourne Showcase. We look forward to continuing to work closely with them as they amplify the impact of their research. Check out the teams and their pitches on our alumni site and apply now to be part of the next cohort.

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