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Expert Accelerator Panel - What is an accelerator?

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WHAT IS AN ACCELERATOR? AND IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

For many buinesses, accelerators provide a means of shortening learning cycles, building networks and raising investment.

Not sure if an accelerator is right for you?

Get an insider look at what happens from alumni of Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Plug and Play and Start-Up Chile to determine if it’s a good fit for you.

We have assembled an International expert panel to assist.
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About the panel members:

Trevor Stafford, Founder of SquareAway

Trevor Stafford has founded and led startups in Australia and Silicon Valley. He brings extensive experience in media relations and B2B and B2C marketing, spanning both established and early stage companies, and previously led marketing for a fund focused on driving innovation in sustainability.

Yotam – Co-Founder of Answer.ky

Yotam's background is in music. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music, in Boston. Later he worked as a composer and producer in Los Angeles, writing scores for TV, film, and commercials. In 2010 he co-founded Earbits Radio, a music startup aimed to provide cost effective marketing solution for high quality bands and record labels. Earbits went through Y-Combinator in its winter 2011 batch. The company raised 1.6 million from top silicon valley investors, including Charles River Ventures, and Matt Mullenweg founder of WordPress. In 2015 Earbits was acquired by a private company based in Atlanta. Yotam continued working under the parent company as SVP of Operations. In January 2017 Yotam joined Answerky as a co-founder and COO.

Erez – Co-Founder of CriskCo

An excited entrepreneur arriving from the corporate world. He was CIO at eloan.co.il, the first peer-to-peer (P2P) lending startup in Israel, development manager, and part of the R&D team in SAP Labs Israel and China. Erez has BSC in computer science and bioinformatics holds an honor MBA and had specialized in AI, Machine learning, and Fintech. For the past two years, Erez leads CRiskCo, a Fintech/Insuretech startup using AI to provide a real-time business rating and fraud detection.

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About Hot Entrepreneurs:

Hot DesQ is attracting international and interstate entrepreneurial talent to boost Queensland’s startup ecosystem and broaden our global connections. As part of Round 1, 25 companies from around the world and Australia have been awarded funding to establish a Queensland presence.

Hot Entrepreneurs aims to link these entrepreneurs with the broader startup community in Queensland through sharing knowledge, connections and experiences.

Find out more about the Round 1 recipients and the Hot DesQ program at www.hotdesq.com.au.

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