Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to participate in the program?

No, there are no costs to you if you are selected to participate in the accelerator program. We don’t take equity either.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

Participating in the accelerator is a full-time commitment over the 3 months. We ask that at least one team member is on the ground throughout the entire program with all co-founders present, either in person or remotely, during weekly education and mentoring sessions.

I HAVE A LARGE TEAM, DO WE ALL NEED TO RELOCATE FOR THE PROGRAM?

No, however we do expect at least the co-founders to participate in the program full-time. We provide 3 full-time desks as part of the program.

AM I GUARANTEED TO RECEIVE INVESTMENT?

No, however our program is designed to significantly increase your chances of being able to. Depending on growth you’re able to achieve throughout the program, we’ll be able to facilitate introductions to investors and corporate partners who may be interested in investing.

What types of startups are you looking for specifically?

Themes include but are not limited to:

  • Business model theme is the ‘end-to-end property funds management lifecycle’ and specifically includes:

    • Investment management (our customers being investors in wholesale pooled funds and partnerships, listed funds and direct (retail) property funds)

    • Asset & Property management (our customers being tenant customers across office, retail and industrial commercial real estate as well as people who occupy our office properties and shop at our retail centres)

    • Origination / development, purchase, leasing, operations and sale / divestment of commercial real estate

  • Technology themes may include (but not limited to):

    • Digital Workflow & Smart Contracts (particularly real estate / funds management process automation)

    • Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    • Customer Experience / Productivity applications (apps, portals, voice biometrics, etc.)

    • Internet of Things (IoT) / Smart Buildings / Green Technology / Energy Efficiency Technology

    • Blockchain / distributed ledger technology applications for real estate

    • Virtual / Augmented reality applications

WHEN WILL I GET AN ANSWER ON MY APPLICATION?

We receive hundreds of applications and review each one individually. We will respond to everyone with a yes or no, but it may take a few weeks after applications close.

Does participating in the program guarantee further investment or usage of my product by any of the corporate sponsors?

No, it is entirely at Charter Hall's discretion if they choose to invest in your startup or engage with you in a pilot program during or after the program. Think of your time at the program as an opportunity to build relationships and to demonstrate what you can do.

What does the application process entail?

Once you’ve read through our terms and conditions, go ahead and submit an application. Be as thorough as possible.

Following a review of all applications, a shortlist of applicants will be invited to attend a bootcamp session with us at Collective Campus over a few days, culminating in a pitch in front of stakeholders at Charter Hall and Collective Campus.

Final letters of offer to participate in the accelerator will be provided to the successful applicants shortly thereafter.

WHO ARE YOU GUYS?

Collective Campus is an innovation school, consultancy and corporate accelerator with offices in Melbourne and Singapore.

We work with both large organisations and startups to help them unlock latent potential, create more impact for humanity and lead more fulfilling lives.

Last year we ran APAC’s first dedicated legal services accelerator program with Mills Oakley.

Since opening in 2014 as a tech coworking space, we’ve had over 100 startups call us home in our Melbourne office including UBER, Zomato, Law Advisor, Booktopia.

WHERE IS THE PROGRAM LOCATED?

The program is being hosted at Collective Campus, located at Level 1, 20 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.

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