Following a successful Foundry658 Bootcamp, where 33 teams progressed their business ideas, 8 teams have been chosen to proceed to Accelerator stage. Each team demonstrated ambition to grow their idea into a scalable business from applying the lean methodology of start-up business taught in Bootcamp.
The Accelerator is the heart of Foundry658 and continues the process begun at Bootcamp. Over the next 12 weeks, the Accelerator teams will receive $20,000 in seed funding and work full-time on transforming their creative ideas to market-ready businesses. Teams will be supported by weekly classes and business coaching, mentorship and talks from industry experts.
The Foundry658 Accelerator will culminate in a public Demo Day event for potential investors, partners and creative community peers.
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- The Big Feels Club, podcast: Honor Eastly and Graham Panther
- OK Motels, music: Kate Berry
- Threshold, theatre: Sarah Lockwood and Tahli Corin
- Queer Town, mixed media: Archie Boulter and Grace Carey
- Scanlan & Makers, interior design: Clare Scanlan
- Memento Media, film and storytelling: Jessica Ferrari
- Acustico Design, interior design: Samantha McKenzie
- Crafted Matters, fashion: Hugh Reed and Yavi Bermejo
The Bootcamp program consists of a series of workshops and coaching, for teams and individuals, to test your concept and learn more about what it takes to start or grow your creative business. Working amongst a group of your peers, sessions are designed to test and support the development of your chosen project.
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Meet the 33 Foundry658 Bootcamp Teams who took part in a rigorous three-week business development program with our experts.
Photo credit: Daniel Mahon Photography
Six of the Foundry658 Accelerator teams are featured in this image.