32 minutes | Aug 29th 2020

What are accelerators and should you join one? with Hamish Hawthorn

Since Y Combinator was created in 2005, start-up accelerators are booming and competing to attract founders and researchers alike. But what are accelerators and should you join one?

In this week’s episode of Research for What?, I talk with Hamish Hawthorn. Hamish has been the founder, director, advisor and investor of many start-ups. He was the Chief Executive of ATP Innovations, one of Australia’s first and largest incubators for start-ups and scale-ups. Hamish has vast experience working with founders through accelerator programs and has even been described as the god-father of the Australian start-up ecosystem. 

Here, he describes what accelerators really are and what they offer and gives insights to researchers who want to commercialise their discoveries. 

Can you really get mentorship, networking, education, market validation, and customers in 10 weeks?

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