Igniting METS is an Australian-first joint initiative between METS Ignited and the Queensland Government to assist mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies. METS Ignited is an industry-led organisation funded by the Australian Government as part of its Growth Centre Initiative.
The Igniting METS Accelerator program seeks to bring late-stage startups and SMEs together with leading mining sector corporates focused on innovative mining sector solutions, to drive greater industry collaboration and commercialisation outcomes.
The successful applicants will be fast-tracked through an intensive 12-week program of deep dive workshops, mentoring and support from industry leaders, entrepreneurs and subject matter experts from Queensland, around Australia, and beyond – all designed to ignite a new wave of innovation within the sector.
As a precursor to the Igniting METS accelerator program, METS Ignited and KPMG will be delivering information sessions and training workshops, as well as a bootcamp style pitching and judging event in Mackay.
The purpose of the Mackay roadshow is to raise awareness, interest and involvement in mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector innovation and commercialisation, and to identify potential startup teams and existing SME businesses to help them prepare applications to the accelerator. In addition, winners of the pitching event on Sunday afternoon will shortcut the application process by being shortlisted into the pool of applicants for final selection into the accelerator which will be held in Brisbane between July – October.
Price: FREEIgniting METS Accelerator Startup-SME Participant Brochure 20170516
Igniting METS accelerator for Startups:
Igniting METS accelerator for Corporates:
Please review the details below for information on the various sessions. Whilst we would love you to attend all of the sessions, we realise that you have a busy schedule running your startup or SME business. For this reason we have tickets to different sessions available so you can choose the sessions that will provide you with the most value.
Who should attend the event?
- Late-stage startups and SMEs with technology and solutions for the METS & Mining sector
- Mining sector related industry groups and their members
- Local innovation/startup ecosystem representatives
What do I need to bring into the event?
- Your SME or late-stage startup team
- Laptop Computer
Friday 9th June
Registration & networking
Welcome speech, objectives & schedule
What is the purpose of the Igniting METS Accelerator and am I a good fit? (In this session, you’ll also hear firsthand from previous KPMG Energise participants about the level of commitment and what to expect from the program).
Initial 2-minute pitches and communication of your team objectives (help us to understand your rationale for attending the roadshow and why you are seeking to participate in the roadshow and/or accelerator program)
Wrap-up & summary
Networking & drinks
Saturday 10th June
Welcome, agenda & introductions
Facilitated sessions on:
- Minimum Viable Product (MVP),
- Business Model Canvas (BMC),
- Value Proposition (VP)
Team work on MVP, BMC & VP
Team Work (cont.)
Sunday 11th June
Day 2 Welcome & recap today’s schedule
How to pitch to a customer? (we’ll provide you with various techniques for pitching to a customer, what to include in your pitch deck, and how pitching to a customer is different to pitching for investment).
Overview of Judging criteria
Coaches / mentors arrive
Pitch deck development & pitch practice with coaches / mentors
Pitch practice with coaches / mentors (cont.)
Judges arrive for briefing
Pitches & Judging commences
Judges evaluate pitches
Attendees break for networking & drinks
Judging & awarding of prizes, recap on accelerator application process and wrap-up
Drinks & celebrations continue