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CONNECT WITH, LEARN FROM AND INVEST IN STARTUPS DISRUPTING YOUR INDUSTRY

Connecting the domain expertise, assets and networks of large incumbents with the speed, tech and talent of emerging startups is a recipe for success.

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  • FOR CORPORATES WHO WANT TO
  • CONNECT WITH THE STARTUP ECOSYSTEM
  • IMPROVE YOUR BRAND AND ATTRACT AND RETAIN MORE TOP TALENT
  • GAIN EXPOSURE TO EMERGING TECH, TALENT AND BUSINESS MODELS
  • IDENTIFY NEW  GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES
  • IDENTIFY INVESTMENT AND ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITIES EARLY
  • LEARN HOW STARTUPS DO THINGS
  • ENGAGE EMPLOYEES AS PART OF THE PROGRAM
  • SUPPORT MINDSET AND CULTURE CHANGE

“If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” - Jack Welch

As the pace of technology and disruption increases and the average company life expectancy continues to shrink, organisations need a strategy to future proof their business and avoid an ugly demise. Organisations need to change direction and grow new businesses, if their market moves.

This is where corporate accelerators come in.

Corporate accelerators bring the best of corporate muscle and startup speed together. Such programs allow large organisations to stay competitive, boost growth potential and reduce the chance of being disrupted. Let’s delve deeper into why your company should run an accelerator program. 

Engaging with startups who are at the cutting edge of new technologies can spur innovation at large organisations that are struggling to maintain relevance or uncover new growth strategies. The corporate accelerator model allows large corporations to foster relationships with startups at an early stage, giving large organisations  insight into emerging trends, the visibility to detect threats as early as possible and leverage opportunities for new products or services. 

Competition for exceptional talent is high and employee churn costs companies tens of thousands of dollars every year. Sponsoring an accelerator program to improve brand in the market to attract and retain top talent is a no brainer. Beyond being a great marketing hack for talent acquisition, the organisation’s newfound proximity to startups can be the extra ace up your sleeve when closing deals. Being familiar with the latest technologies and a part of the industry disrupting action can increase the trust factor and comfort levels of potential new clients.

One of the greatest benefits of corporate accelerators is the exposure that employees gain from connecting with the startups. Whether through mentorship, bootcamps or workshops, employees and managers at all levels are exposed to the startup mindset that embraces risk, speed and experimentation. Seeing how startups #GSD encourages employees to adopt new ways of thinking, implement new tools and ultimately shifts the culture towards one of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Corporate accelerators are a win-win strategy, affording startups industry domain expertise and mentorship, targeted and deep marketing and distribution channels and access to a large pool of resources. Corporate accelerators offer organisations a number of unique advantages including:

  • Deeper engagement with the startup ecosystem,
  • Being at the forefront of new trends, enabling early detection of emerging threats,
  • Reinvigorating the brand and increasing brand awareness,
  • Attracting and keeping top talent,
  • Voting and Governance
  • Boosting employee engagement, mindset change and seeding a culture of innovation,
  • Generating new industry-specific commercial opportunities and increase their speed to market,
  • Access to new technology and if all goes well, a longer lifespan by way of investing in and/or acquiring said startups.
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Collective Campus is a proud recipient and partner of the Australian Federal Government's Incubator Support Program initiative and an Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) which gives investors in our startups generous concessions.

Current accelerator programs

LEGAL SERVICES

Mills Oakley partners with Collective Campus to run APAC's first Legal Services Accelerator program

MILLS OAKLEY ACCELERATOR

MIXED REALITY

Village Roadshow partners with Collective Campus to accelerate Mixed Reality (VR/AR) Startups

XPERIENCE ACCELERATOR

PROPERTY

Charter Hall partners with Collective Campus to accelerate PropTech Startups

CHARTER HALL ACCELERATOR

WHY RUN AN ACCELERATOR?

Invest

Collective Campus is recognised by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) via private ruling as an ESIC Accelerator, which means investments in our startups may be eligible for tax deductions and capital gains tax exemptions. More information on ESIC can be found here.

Access to talented minds and new technology

Gain exposure and access to emerging talent and technology before competitors do by partnering and building relationships with early stage startups. This also supports learning and the shifting of mindsets to support internal innovation.

New commercial opportunities

Skate to where the puck will be. Don't become a case study on what not to do and gain a competitive advantage by exploring tomorrow's revenue lines today.

Branding

Competition for exceptional talent is high and employee churn costs companies tens of thousands of dollars. Sponsoring an accelerator program improves your brand in the market to attract and retain top talent, particularly millennials and Gen-Z.

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READ OUR LATEST INNOVATION INSIGHTS

FROM THE MEDIA

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I'm delighted to say we’ve had a huge response to our PropTech (startup) program and I’m truly excited about the next phase.

Aidan Coleman, CIO/CTO @ Charter Hall

INDUSTRIES

MIXED REALITY

Virtual Reality allows you to visually experience and simulate digital environments. Augmented Reality places digital content on top of the physical world you see around you. Mixed Reality is a hybrid of both Augmented and Virtual Reality, and is far more advanced than either alone.

BLOCKCHAIN

Whilst Blockchain technology is not an industry in it's own right, it has applications across all of our major industries. Just as how AI promises to upheave many traditional businesses, the blockchain could change fundamentally how businesses are run. Whilst those in the financial services sector may be quick to dismiss this as a passing fad, they would be cautioned not to confuse blockchain with bitcoin.

INSURANCE

Join an accelerator that aims to drive 
innovative access and solutions to the Insurtech industry. InsurTech is using science and technology to reinvent and optimise the services we rely on in the insurance industry.

LEGAL SERVICES

From how we select our services, the lifestyle choices we make, to how we interact with the physical world, the rate of technological and societal change is speeding up. Disruption is here to say and means we need to constantly adapt to changing attitudes and needs.

SUSTAINABILITY

An accelerator program designed to find, support, and develop sustainable businesses making a positive impact in our world. Besides the potential to make an impact on our planet, sustainability provides many modern opportunities to view emerging and frontier markets as long-term growth areas — as a plus, these markets could be worth $30 trillion by 2025.

REAL ESTATE

PropTech is using technology to reinvent the services we rely on in the residential and commercial property industry.

SPORTSTECH

Sports and Entertainment go hand in hand, but what about Sport and Tech? New technology continues to drive innovation within the sports industry. Whether sports organisations are looking to provide enhanced experiences for their loyal fans or leverage technology to get that 0.1% advantage over their competitors, innovation is becoming just as important in the world of sports as many other industries.

EDUCATION

From how we select our services, the lifestyle choices we make, to how we interact with the physical world, the rate of technological and societal change is speeding up. Disruption is here to say and means we need to constantly adapt to changing attitudes and needs.

TRAVEL & TOURISM

From how we select our destinations, the transport choices we make, to how we purchase travel services, the rate of technological and societal change is speeding up. Disruption is here to say and means we need to constantly adapt to changing attitudes and needs.

Run an accelerator program with Collective Campus.

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