Igniting METS Accelerator Roadshow coming to Toowoomba

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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.

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 Toowoomba.

The purpose of the Toowoomba roadshow is to raise awareness, interest and involvement in 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.

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 2nd June

SESSION 1

1:00pm

Registration & networking

1:30pm

Welcome speech, objectives & schedule

2:00pm

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).

3:30pm

Afternoon tea

SESSION 2

4:00pm

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

6:00pm

Networking & drinks


Saturday 3rd June

SESSION 3

8:00am

Light breakfast

8:30am

Welcome, agenda & introductions

8:45pm

Facilitated sessions on:

  • Minimum Viable Product (MVP),
  • Business Model Canvas (BMC),
  • Value Proposition (VP)

12:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Team work on MVP, BMC & VP

6:00pm

Dinner

7:00pm

Team Work (cont.)


Sunday 4th June

SESSION 4

8:00am

Breakfast

8:30am

Day 2 Welcome & recap today’s schedule

8:45am

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

9:45am

Coaches / mentors arrive

Pitch deck development & pitch practice with coaches / mentors

12:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Pitch practice with coaches / mentors (cont.)

2:30pm

Judges arrive for briefing

SESSION 5

3:30pm

Pitches & Judging commences

5:00pm

Judges evaluate pitches

Attendees break for networking & drinks

5:45pm

Judging & awarding of prizes, recap on accelerator application process and wrap-up

6:00pm

Drinks & celebrations continue

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