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Fast track to the US with elevate61


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Fast track to the US with elevate61


Are you a tech startup building a global company and want to break into the US market?

Perhaps you are looking to invest in the next big thing?

Do you enjoy being in the company of super smart people doing incredibly cool things and would like to mentor them on their journey?

If it’s yes to any of the above, then elevate61 is for you.

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Introducing our 2017 Cohort


Introducing our 2017 Cohort


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Meet our 2017 cohort


Meet our 2017 cohort


The elevate61 companies are heading to the United States in April 2017. Join us at events in San Francisco and Palo Alto to meet the companies, learn more about what they are up to, and share any advice you have from spending time working in the US.

Wednesday 5 April 2017 - Meet the 2017 elevate61 program cohort in Palo Alto

Thursday 6 April 2017 - Advance Cheers & Chill: San Francisco

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The Program


The Program


elevate 61 is a unique program designed to enable high performing Australian businesses to fast track their growth into the United States and beyond.

elevate 61 provides participants with facilitated access to an established network of successful Australian and US-based entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and global corporations.

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Workshops & US Tour


Workshops & US Tour


THE WORKSHOPS

An interactive, boot camp-style workshop designed to fast track all Australian entrepreneurs!

We roll up our sleeves, we get very practical, and we help you master all the best startup tool and methodologies to dramatically speed things up. In three days, we take startups to the next level in pursuit of their global ambitions!

We cover topics such as:

  • Establishing your business for and in the US
  • Developing a winning value proposition and pitch
  • Small market verses large market selling: who, what and how
  • Building a valuable network and mentors
  • Developing a structured path to fundraising – investor readiness
  • The workshops will be held in Sydney, facilitated by highly experienced Australian and US-based subject matter experts, and aimed at tech-enabled Australian startups who are keen to understand the US market.

    The workshops are a standalone program, and completion of this program is a pre-requisite to applying for the elevate61 US Tour (details below).

    How to apply:

    Applications for the 2017 Program have closed. Click here to sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear about future programs.

    THE US TOUR

    Selected startups who have completed the Workshop program (detailed above) will be taken on a tour to three key entrepreneurial US hubs: Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.

    Through a program of workshops, seminars and events, selected startups will hear from, meet and interact with a range of US-based entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and global corporations.

    The US tour provides a first-hand experience to the US funding landscape, and will develop a startup’s ability to approach and sell to enterprise buyers, as well as build extensive networks of potential advisors, clients and investors.

    The tour has been designed for post-seed funded, technology enabled, enterprise startups who are currently experiencing or preparing for rapid growth in Australia and are ready to expand to the US market.

    How to apply:

    Pre-requisites: Completion of the Workshop program (details above). Based on the participation and performance of the startup at the Workshop, prospective startups will be selected to attend an interview with an independent judging panel for participation in the US tour.

    US tour dates: 2nd to 12th April 2017

    US tour fee: AUD$10,000 + GST per company (maximum of 2 company representatives) (fee excludes travel-related expenses, such as airfares and accommodation)

    Successful applicants will be notified by 17th March 2017.

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    Eligibility Criteria


    Eligibility Criteria


    elevate 61 is designed for post-seed funded, technology enabled, enterprise start-ups (B2B) who are currently experiencing or preparing for rapid growth in Australia and are ready to expand to the US. As a guide, the type of businesses elevate 61 is looking for ideally meet the following guidelines:

  • are an Australian registered business (with an A.B.N.)
  • have already launched a product and/or service in the market
  • have customers
  • are predominately business to business focussed
  • have turnover in the last 12 months of approximately AUD$500,000+
  • have received seed funding
  • have a team of at least two people
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    Alumni


    Alumni


    Case Studies
    simPRO
    doceo

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    Advisors


    Advisors


    Our advisors are successful entrepreneurs from the global Advance community and KPMG Australia’s networks with US experience across a broad range of industries. We have been delighted to work with the following advisors as part of previous elevate61 programs.

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    Speakers


    Speakers


    As part of the Workshops and US Tour we invite a number of speakers to share their expetise, advice and experiences doing business in the US across a broad range of industries. We have been delighted to work with the following speakers as part of previous elevate61 programs.

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    Brought to you by


    Brought to you by


    Advance and KPMG Australia have formed a strategic alliance to help fast track Australian entrepreneurs and enable growth and productivity for globally competitive industries.

    Our vision for elevate61 is to help shape and empower Australia's entrepreneurial eco-system, leading to high value job creation and corporate and social growth for Australia.

     
     

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