Since staging the first weekend event for startups in Australia in 2011, Grant has been an active participant in the evolution of the early stage communities in Melbourne, Sydney and across Asia Pac. Coaching and mentoring is a particularly satisfying contribution.
Grant helped to design and establish the La Trobe Accelerator Program in 2017, working closely with the program director Dr Cerasela Tanasescu and has mentored on every cohort of the program so far.
The program won seed funding from LaunchVic and received an AFR Higher Education award for community engagement in recognition of the significant entrepreneurial activities facilitated in Victorian regional cities.
The Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) at University of Melbourne was the first major university entrepreneurship program in Australia and achieved a global top 10 ranking.
Grant mentored for MAP from 2013 to 2016
ON Accelerator is an intensive three month program for teams of CSIRO staff and external collaborators to develop and validate high potential innovative ventures.
Grant supports and mentors teams across Australia on the ON Accelerator and ON Prime programs.