STARTUP GRANTS

Launch your business idea or Turbo Charge your Aussie Startup
with access to Entrepreneur's Program Grant valued at $160,000!

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WHAT IS A STARTUP GRANT?

Traction Lab is searching for the most promising startup in Australia and will be giving 12 of them the opportunity of a lifetime: an 80-day Entrepreneur's Program Grant valued at $160,000.

Small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy and we’re doing all we can to help them startup, grow and go global. A very generous billionaire has recognised this and is giving back by helping fund this Turbo-Traction Lab program. This allows new businesses access to this exclusive program, hosted by SmartHub Rockhampton.

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THANK YOU BEVAN

The Lab is possible due to the funding provided by technology entrepreneur Bevan Slattery. Bevan, listed at number 14 on BRW’s list of the 100 wealthiest Australians under 40 in 2011, is passionate about supporting future Australian entrepreneurs.

THE SECRET TO STARTUP SUCCESS

“If opportunity knocks, take it ...”

RICHARD BRANSON

Successful entrepreneurs, including the ones who head up this program, all agree that the secret to success is NOT just about capital. In fact, most will tell you that it's a combination of planning, execution and your network that are instrumental for success.

Gaining access to world-class experts, leading mentors and high-level connections to help startup achieve this is rare for startup ... until now. The team of advisors at Turbo-Traction Lab have been hand-selected for their expertise across technology, business planning, strategy, sales and marketing, finance and operations to give you the best start possible. Plus you get access to their enviable connections to help do deals globally.

MEET SOME OF THE ENTREPRENEURS WE’VE FUNDED & MENTORED TO TURBO SUCCESS

Successful participants in the past included university gap-year students with a business idea, existing Australian small business owners wanting to scale and go global, corporates taking the plunge to go-it-alone by start their own business, and mums returning to work on their terms and launching their dream idea.

ADRIAN, ROCKHAMPTON

MEDIrecall provides outsourced recalls for busy medical practices throughout Australia, reducing admin costs and increasing efficiencies.

KATIE, MACKAY

English Accelerator provide english language skills online and courses online, targeting families in Asia and Russia. Classes are fun, interactive and uniquely blend music and learning.

BRAD, SUNSHINE COAST

Bookito is an online booking management system for driver instructors in Australia, America and the UK. The app helps drivers better manage their customers.

I was making jewellery and selling it to friends and family. Since Traction Lab I now have retailers throughout Australia, have a fashion mentor in the USA and launched my brand in the States.

JADE, TWO GREEN STONES

MEET SOME OF THE TURBO-CHARGED PANEL

During this program you will get access to hand-selected leading experts, global strategists and successful entrepreneurs who will work closely with you on developing and executing your plan.

TAMARA LOEHR

STRATEGY & ONLINE SALES EXPERT

Co-founder of Hot Tresses, Gutsii and Dollar Beauty Tribe. Winner of Stevie Award for Fast Growth, NY. 3rd Place Smart Company, and 18th Place BRW Fast Starter. YPO member and #1 Amazon Author.

Chris Lorang

Digital Innovation and Transformation Expert

Chris has built and sold 4 digital agencies and is a boundary rider in the industry.

NATALIE NICHOLS

TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL MARKETING SPECIALIST

Founder of one of Qld’s leading digital agencies, working with clients throughout the world including tech startup.

Phil Martin

Software as a Service Entrepreneur & Technologist

Founded and grown Gameplan (SaaS) and Director of Bitplex Regional QLD Company.

What an amazing opportunity! This program is like nothing offered anywhere else in the world. It would have saved me 10+ years and a lot of money to have access to these invaluable business insights earlier in my entrepreneurial journey

TAMARA LOEHR
Global Wellness Entrepreneur

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GAIN TRACTION FOR YOUR PRODUCT OR SERVICE IN THE GLOBAL MARKET IN ONLY 80 DAYS

To win a spot in this program you will need to have the drive and passion to play a big game in business. As part of this application process you will need to have a clear idea on your startup or how you intend to take your existing business to the next level.

Remember, the funding we offer is $160,000 in kind for the value of the program. No capital or cash is provided. We all know that strategy, support and execution is more important than a suitcase full of cash. We’re simply looking for startup that look to have the biggest chance of success in Australia and beyond.

The deadline to apply for Lab #3 is midnight on Wednesday 15 January, 2020.

Registration Form

To get started, please complete the short registration form below

IMPORTANT

When you click the button below you’ll be directed away from Entrepreneur's Program into the SmartHub Traction Lab website to continue your application. Please complete the form straight away to work with a SmartHub Business Advisor.

FAQs

DO I NEED TO REPAY THE PROGRAM FEE?

This is not a loan, debt or equity arrangement. This program is delivered 100% free-of-charge to successful applicants. It is only available to businesses and citizens based in Australia. Successful applicants get access to the Traction Lab program free-of-charge. This is valued at $160,000 per person.

WHO IS FUNDING AND RUNNING THE COURSE?

The Australian Government, in conjunction with Capital[b] Pty Ltd and Rockhampton Regional Council, is funding this stage-specific incubator program. Expenses relating to travel is not included. Applicants are also required to have a minimum of $5,000 in savings to put towards expenses relating to launching their business.

DO I NEED TO BE FROM ROCKHAMPTON?

You do not have to be a local but you are required to be in person during class. Successful applicants can choose to complete the program full-time or part-time. A total of 80 contact days are required. Experts and mentors travel to Rockhampton and are on-site for their modules. For the full course outline click here.