iPledg operates a crowd funding platform on which those with creative, commercial, charitable and community projects can raise funds without taking on loans or giving away equity in their idea or company
Paul Niederer – ASSOB
The Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB) is Australia’s largest capital raising platform for growing, unlisted companies with over $138 million raised
Brett McCallum – The Startup Club
The Startup Club offers innovators, small business, and start-ups a place to build their business model, perfect their pitch and get the critical feedback they really need, saving time and money in efficiently getting to market
Dr Dion Klein – AAAI
AAAI is a not-for-profit, social enterprise promoting a vibrant Angel Investment community and culture. It brings together thousands of private individuals and organisations who share the passion, drive and capability to support Australia’s entrepreneurs, particularly those in the early stages of developing their business.
Craig Malloy – Shared Marketing
At Shared Marketing we believe that innovative businesses require innovative branding. We help to develop, refine and perfect your marketing, making it more attractive to both investors and consumers alike, driving qualified customers through your doors, which in turn delivers the very best form of cash – revenue
Grant Dewberry – St George
Our Business Banking teams across St.George Banking Group provide business, commercial and corporate customers with a wide range of banking and financial products and services, including specialist advice for cash flow finance, trade finance, automotive and equipment finance, property finance, transaction banking and treasury services.
Steve Davis – Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme
Accelerating Commercialisation helps Australian entrepreneurs, inventors, start-ups, commercialisation offices and small and medium businesses address the challenges associated with commercialising novel intellectual property in the form of new products, processes and services. Assistance includes access to experienced Commercialisation Advisers and merit based grants.
Dave Smith – BDO Accounting
BDO has a reputation for providing leading edge service on how to access and maximise R&D tax concessions and other government incentives such as Export Market Development Grants. BDO can also free you from your Backoffice to drive your business with monthly KPI’s relevant to you and advice on how to improve them. Realise and unlock the cash hidden in your business with the right tools to control your debtors, stock, creditors and cash.
Jennifer Mimnaugh – Efficiency Experts
Efficiency Experts develops grants, tenders and proposals to acquire funds from government and private sector sources. This involves review and documentation your unique product or services, operations and financial status. Consequently, the funding organisation recognises the value of your enterprise and optimises your chance of being awarded funds.
Mark Paddenburg – Innovation Centre, Sunshine Coast
The ICSC operates a 1500-square metre, purpose-built business incubator facility on the USC campus, providing a successful business incubator program, high-speed fibre/wireless connections, flexible office space, video studio, mentoring, investment readiness, extensive networking, event opportunities and collaborative links to USC research and talent. In 2014, the ICSC was home to 33 resident companies, 11 associate companies, 140 entrepreneurs and assisted clients raise over $4m in early stage capital.
Bryan Vadas – Lite Raise (Crowd Sourced Equity Funding)
Lite Raise matches those seeking to raise up to $100,000 in equity capital with investors desirous of investing in high growth opportunities. We offer workbooks for planning a capital raise, guides as to how to do all things necessary to structure, market and manage a raise, all the legal framework for the raising of capital, and the tools and templates to build a complete and professional offer.
Loong Lee – Mentoring For Growth
The Mentoring for Growth suite of programs is delivered by the Queensland Government to assist growing businesses by providing access to a panel of volunteer business mentors who can help to address commercial challenges. This includes assisting businesses with attracting investment, preparing to export and dealing with issues that are preventing them from reaching their full potential.
Keaton Neville – FostR
FostR is an innovative new approach to investment-providing a powerful online tool that empowers Investors to seek out the investment opportunities that are best suited to their needs while providing vital visibility to new and existing businesses seeking capital.