Horizons Startup Accelerator – Up to $500k value 2018-10-11T15:37:19+00:00

NOW IN ITS SECOND YEAR

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 and Amadeus, the Horizons Accelerator Program is on the hunt for scalable Startups. Slingshot, Australia’s leading accelerator, has been appointed 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.

We know that travel and tourism is taking advantage of emerging technologies including AR / VR, frictionless payments, e-retail, shared economy, big data and robotics to better service its industry and customers.

We want to hear from Startups or scaling businesses in this space who are interested in funding, mentorship, 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 test and develop your business.

HORIZONS THEMES

APPLICATION CRITERIA

Horizons is open to all stage Startups from ideas, to early and later stage companies (Scaleups)

Does your idea or company

What is the program about?

KEY DATES

Application open 16 July 2018

Register for the Live Facebook Chat

7 August 2018

Live Facebook Chat

Applications close 17 August 2018

Tell us why your business should pitch for Horizons?

Pitch Days

Brisbane
6 September 2018
Cairns
7 September 2018

Program starts

24 September 2018 12-week accelerator begins – you can work from Brisbane or Cairns

Demo Day 12 December 2018

Pitch to hundreds of investors and partners

LIVE FACEBOOK CHAT & DEMO DAY

Register now for upcoming Horizons events.

If you are considering applying, we encourage you to find out more and ask any questions you might have for the Horizons Program team on the Live Facebook Chat. Feel free to also pre-register for Demo Day which will showcase the Startups and their progress by the end of the 12 week program.

APPLICATIONS CLOSED