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HORIZONS IS A PARTNERSHIP TO

Develop Queensland into the world’s global hub for  innovation in travel and  tourism

Queensland Australia is recognised as one of the world’s leading travel destinations and providers of world class assets and experiences in this sector.

Have you got a business or idea that can help propel Queensland’s travel and tourism industry? Would you like access to investment, mentoring and education to accelerate your business?

Sponsored by the Queensland Government, Brisbane Airport Corporation and Amadeus, the Horizons Accelerator Program is on the hunt for globally scalable startups. Slingshot, Australia’s leading corporate accelerator, has been engaged to run Horizons for founders that qualify.

We will have two cohorts running simultaneously one in Brisbane and one in the resort city of Cairns  to better serve regional entrepreneurs.

Travel and tourism is taking advantage of multiple emerging technologies including AR / VR, frictionless payments, shared economy, big data and robotics to better service its industry and its customers.

We want to hear from Startups or scaling businesses who are interested in funding, mentorships, connections, knowledge and additional services.

Totaling over $500,000 to accelerate your business.

If you are developing new technology, innovative products and services or a new disruptive business model for the travel and tourism industry this accelerator program provides the best possible framework to find, test and develop your business.

HORIZONS THEMES

APPLICATION CRITERIA

Horizons is open to all stage startup businesses from ideas, to early and late stage companies (scaleups)

Does your company

What is the program about?

KEY DATES

Application open 31 July 2017

Register for the Roadshow in Brisbane or Cairns

15 August 2017

Roadshow

Applications close 28 August 2017

Tell us why your business should pitch for Horizon

Pitch Days

Brisbane
8 September 2017
Cairns
12 September 2017

Program starts

3 October 2017 12-week accelerator begins – you can work from Brisbane or Cairns

Demo Day 8 February 2018

Stand up and pitch to investors and partners

ROADSHOW

Register for the Horizons Roadshow. We encourage you to come and meet the Horizons team and learn more about the program if you have applied or are considering applying.

WHO’S AT THE ROADSHOW?
APPLICATIONS CLOSED