The start of 2017 has brought with it exciting opportunities for our current ON Accelerate cohort. Kicking off the year with an intensive Immersion Week in Sydney for their first taste of ON Accelerate, it’s been a whirlwind of tough conversations, deep learning and lots of coffee for our ten teams – but there’s also been some exciting announcements made.

In ON Accelerate3 Immersion Week, CSIRO in partnership with Stanford Australia Foundation (SAF) were thrilled to announce the Inaugural SAF-CSIRO ON Accelerate Scholarship.

Building the entrepreneurial capacity of our nation’s brightest research minds continues to be a strong focus for ON, and is a crucial part of the two accelerator experiences that ON delivers - ON Prime and ON Accelerate

As such ON is continually seeking for opportunities and networks through which we can encourage further learning and inspiration for our entrepreneurial scientists.

Stanford Australia Foundation

It’s with this mindset that the Inaugural SAF-CSIRO ON Accelerate Scholarship has been conceived – to reward the most ‘entrepreneurial capacity’ displayed by a participant in our ON Accelerate program.

The Scholarship will be awarded to one participant from our ON Accelerate cohort, as a $30,000 contribution towards course fees and economy travel for the recipient to attend a Stanford University program run through the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California, USA.

The lucky winner will receive a paid scholarship to attend one a Stanford program in entrepreneurship, including but not limited to:

  • Customer-focused innovation
  • Design thinking: from insights to innovation
  • Managing teams for innovation and success
  • The innovative technology leader

The winner for the 2016-17 Scholarship will be announced and awarded as part of the next ON Demo Night to be held Thursday, 6 April 2017.

Find out who’s in our ON Accelerate3 cohort and in the running to win the Scholarship.

Why not join us at Demo Night when we announce the winner – register your interest.

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