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ClubsTHRIVE – your bright idea and innovation could help revolutionise the way clubs operate! Read on…

ClubsNSW is the industry body that represents the Registered Club Industry in NSW. There are more than 1,200 registered clubs who look to ClubsNSW for its contribution to state and national policy direction, industry specific legislation relating to gambling, alcohol, taxation and industrial relations. ClubsNSW also provides support to the industry as a whole in relation to innovation, leadership, media and marketing, finance, community service and is helping clubs strategically to ensure their longevity and success well into the future.

ClubsNSW’s mission is to create innovative opportunities for the club industry that will see the industry lead the way in its adoption of technology and products that have the potential to improve club operations, create efficiencies and save money so benefits can be passed on to local communities

ClubsNSW has partnered with well-known innovation company, Slingshot, to create the ClubsTHRIVE program. The Program has been designed to connect tech-based Startup businesses with entrepreneurs with ClubsNSW to identify ways to improve club operations and member engagement across clubs. It’s an exciting opportunity for the best Startups around who think they can enhance and provide solutions to some of the challenges felt by clubs. Solutions for long-term employment opportunities for young people in NSW, improvements to education, health and welfare of club members, protecting our kids, driving diversity and supporting those in the community doing it tough…the ideas for innovation are limitless and we are excited to see what opportunities are born from the ClubsTHRIVE Program.

Interested Startups will need to apply to the Program through a ‘Shark Tank’ style pitch session and if selected by ClubsNSW and Slingshot, will be granted up to $50,000 funding and support with a structured 12-week program to build their business idea. The Program support includes business modelling, traction and customer insights, branding and marketing, financial modelling, pitch coaching and raising capital.

The ClubsTHRIVE Program will also offer funding for community ventures and not-for-profits to support the growth of projects that directly impact members of the community.

If someone you know has a Startup or business idea that may help transform clubs in NSW, visit www.clubsthrive.com.au for more information and application details. Applications close Sunday 7 April 2019.


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