This is not just another accelerator. Collider is one of a kind. We bring you the brightest minds from across the globe to drive your startup growth.
Collider Accelerator is an intensive three month program tailored to the verticals of creative tech, followed by an optional two months of support for execution and growth.
You will be coached by world class mentors and learn from domain experts while being surrounded by a like-minded creative community. As part of the accelerator, you will receive pre-seed investment of $30,000 in exchange for 4% equity and meet strategic investors including angels, seed and Series A.
This Australian first approach has been designed by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) who have a 10 year track record in developing creative tech ventures. You’ll be based at Coterie | 9 - an award winning facility embedded in the Creative Industries Precinct, Kelvin Grove.
As a seasoned Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR), investor, tech entrepreneur and mentor, Alan has advised hundreds of Australian startups.
Originally a content producer for Microsoft’s Sidewalk city guide startup and then Product Director South Asia for Yahoo! Inc, Alan later became a founding investor in Pollenizer, Startmate and Blackbird Ventures.
Alan has advised founders in startup accelerators BlueChilli, Startmate and Catalysr, as well as working as an EiR for KPMG’s High Growth Ventures team.
As the EiR for CEA’s Collider 2018 Accelerator, Alan will combine his investment, mentoring, startup and tech experience to support the next crop of creative tech founders.
The Collider Accelerator brings Alan back to his roots of working with high growth focussed creative entrepreneurs across verticals including AR, VR, wearables, gaming, fashion tech, marketplaces, machine learning and digital media.
"I found the Collider Accelerator life changing. It taught me so much about starting a company, maintaining focus and thinking globally. The speakers and mentors were diverse and presented alternative experiences and points of view that are lessons that we can draw on when we need them. " - Majella Edwards, Cofounder of Sortal
"The CEA Collider Accelerator gave me the skills to take my ambitions further. The mash up of founders and mentors was extremely beneficial in helping me to realise what I needed to do and all in a caring and supportive environment. " - Clinton Burchat, Founder of BLKTATU
"Participating in the Collider Accelerator program has been an intense learning experience, which has given me tools to use no matter what direction the business takes. " - Mathilde Bach Stougaard, Founder of Alma & Bramble