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Connecting the dots for:
Founders
Investors &
Ecosystems

 
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What We Do

We are a Boulder/Denver based hyper-accelerator, designed for Australian companies looking to expand into the U.S.

We offer a one-week program in various cities in Australia, bringing American VCs, angel investors, mentors, and advisors to Australia to help founders prepare for American investment.

Fast and Efficient

One week long programs to get you back to what matters most..running your company!

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Low Cost/No Equity

Keep your equity! Conduit Accel takes no equity stake and it’s just $2500 AUD for the first team member and $1000 for each additional member to participate.
(up to a team of 3)

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Quality Content

Proven curriculum used to accelerate more than 500 startups to date. No fluff, only what you need to know, from those who are in the know.

 

Get Investment Ready :

Apply Now

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Schedule and Curriculum

We strive to provide you the most up-to-date information delivered by industry experts.
Our format is a class followed immediately by a workshop on that topic, so you can work in real time.

 
 
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Day 1 “Getting Started”

Includes:
Welcome
Pitch Time
How to Pitch to Investors
Exit Strategy

Deliverables:
Pitch Deck V1


Day 2 “Beginning With The End In Mind ”

Includes:
Exit Strategy
Strategic Planning for Fundraising
Business Modeling

Deliverables:
Complete Strategic Plan (Mission, Vision, Values, Objectives, Strategies)

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Day 3 “Getting Your Ducks In A Row ”

Includes:
Go to Market Strategy
Due Diligence
Data Rooms
Pitch Practice


Deliverables:
G2M Strategy, Organized Data Room, Pitch Deck V2


Day 4 “Preparing for Funding”

Includes:
Financials
Capital Strategy
Founder Resiliency

Deliverables:
Full Financial Draft, Capital Strategy, Ask and Use of Funds Outlined

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Day 5 “Know your Worth”

Includes:
Valuations
Term Sheets
Negotiations
Pitch Practice


Deliverables:
Defendable Valuation for your Company, How Investment will look and Feel, Pitch Deck V3


Day 6 “Practice Makes Perfect”

Includes:
Finalization of all Deliverables
Pitch Practice


Deliverables:
Finalized Pitch Deck

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Day 7 “Showtime!”

Includes:
Demo Day
Investor Networking

 

Our Team

We are a diverse world class team made up of founders, investors, mentors

 

The Dot Connectors

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Heather MacKenzie | Founder, CEO

Has extensive leadership experience in strategy, sales, relationship development, management and marketing at companies ranging from pre-revenue startups to industry giants such as General Electric, Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. She was part of the SheEO U.S. launch team in 2016, has evaluated more than 400 startups, has mentored and advised at Rockies Venture Club, Techstars, Sunshine Coast Innovation Centre, CU-Boulder, and has been a pitch judge at numerous competitions, including River City Labs in Brisbane. In addition, she is an internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker on topics ranging from founder mental health to the importance of funding diverse companies. She is passionate about supporting social impact ventures and the quadruple bottom line - people, planet, profit, purpose.

Investors, Mentors, Advisors

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Vijay Bangaru

Technology and product executive and entrepreneur with a solid record of building innovative products at Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and MapQuest, as well as deep expertise in early stage and growth stage companies as a CEO, Board Member and Investor Advisor.

 

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Barbara Bauer

Director, Women’s Investor Network (WIN), Founder and CEO of two boutique businesses: GlobalSight Partners,and Silk and Stones Travel. She has held executive positions at Sun Microsystems, StorageTek, US West, Raynet, and Bell Laboratories.

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Praful Shah

Angel investor focused on social impact, and has invested in 75 start-up companies. He is the Advisory Chairman of Principium Investments, 3-Lines Venture Fund, Board of Directors for Rockies Venture Club, a member of Social Venture Circle.