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Perth startup studio Atomic Sky launches program to help founders land investments

- April 1, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

Perth startup studio Atomic Sky has launched a three month program to help entrepreneurs at the helm of early stage startups find investment.

The Fusion Founder Program will be running for three months three times a year, looking to address the unique challenges West Australian startups face when looking for investment.

Running over 100 hours, the program is split into three phases: Startup 101, designed to help founders refine what it is their startup does; A Go To Market Strategy, helping the startups with product market fit, sales, and finance; and Operation, Traction, and Growth, to help with PR, legal, and fundraising.

Founders will take part in collaborative workshops and seminars.

Sam Mead, co-founder of UK startup Saberr, has been appointed director of the program.

“The path to market is not obvious enough for a lot of Perth startups. Our goal is to give startups an unfair advantage by helping them understand how best to reach their markets, while limiting their costs and failures. We connect founders with a world class network of mentors, investors, and most importantly customers,” Mead said.

The first program will run from mid-May to mid-August, ending with a demo day where participants will pitch to angel investors and VCs.

Interested startups can find more information and apply here.