How I Raised Capital for My Business

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Funding. This is the biggest consideration when starting a business or organisation, as well as in keeping it afloat. How to raise capital for one's business venture is always a huge question to take into regard. If this is something that's been resting on your plate, this workshop will let you through the intricacies of finding the resource you need the most to get that business up and going.

One method is to vie for funding through grants or sponsorship from investors, which is often like going through the eye of a needle. It takes a great amount of research and careful writing to come up with an award-winning grant proposal -- one that will clinch you a huge amount of funds that can propel your business towards making a difference in societies you serve. There are several other ideas and strategies that can help you acquire the financial resource necessary to fuel your venture.

We have invited experts to talk about raising capital, and they will let you into the secrets of finding that resource for your business. Find it out yourself how to make your way towards getting the capital you significantly need by listening to their stories.

About The Speaker/s

Alan Crabbe

Alan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pozible. A few years ago, he and his co-founder Rick Chen were working on another project when they met an artist with amazing talent. Like many such artists, she was frustrated by having to keep her art 'on the side'. The story resonated. 

Driven by their own knowledge of startups and crowdsourcing for social enterprise and community development, they developed a model flexible enough for all kinds of endeavours, with few of the time and complexity issues of traditional funding models. Pozible provides the platform for project creators to present their ideas to a connected audience, worldwide. If people love what you’re creating, they can support it by pledging money.In return, project creators offer rewards matched to the level of funding commitment. 

About The Masters Series

WeTeachMe is our vision of the future of learning: Inspired and impassioned learning that is run by the people, for the people.

In 2016, WeTeachMe officially became the biggest school in Australia, one giant leap towards our fundamental goal to be the biggest school in the world. As we start on our new journey to attain our next ambition, we begin with empowering thought leaders in every corner of the world by equipping them with the right tools and knowledge that will help them spark new ideas and bringing these ideas to life.

In accordance with this purpose, we have formed a new creative program to assist us in spreading our message into the world. We launched The Masters Series so that we could begin sharing the gifts, knowledge, and experience—of those who have achieved against all odds, the unimaginable in their life.

To achieve this aim, we invite the best and the brightest, the industry movers and shakers, the well-known and influential members of the world of entrepreneurs to share their learnings and experience in an unwavering effort to help those who are in constant search to find the answers. From creating thriving companies to achieving gold medals in the Olympics, learn from the best of the best.

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MYOB loves supporting startups. As one of the original Australian startups, we believe in giving back to the community that helped us grow. We’re proud to back the Master Series by WeTeachMe for entrepreneurs.

City of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne continues to develop new ways to gather and share information to support those whose innovations and developments underpin the growth of the city. We broaden understanding and respect for Melbourne’s diverse knowledge sector and ensure learning can be a lifelong process.


Inspire9 is the original community-led co-working space for Melbourne’s startups, freelancers, and creative entrepreneurs. It is a community in the truest sense. We share ideas, responsibilities and opportunities. We collaborate on projects, help our neighbours with a tricky technical problem and broker business deals over a game of pool or ping-pong.

SPARK Deakin

SPARK empowers, educates and brings together Melbourne's most aspiring entrepreneurs. An initiative by Deakin University, our mission is simple: To invite everyone, Teach the curious, and Empower the best.

Startup Victoria

Startup Victoria is the go-to destination for all startup related topics. We believe that Melbourne can be one of the world’s best cities to build a startup. We want to help make that a reality by helping to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s startup ecosystem.

Wade Institute

Wade Institute is home to The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship. When you’re teaching people to create, make and innovate, the space they occupy should invite them to create new things from the moment they walk in. The Wade Institute centre will do just that.

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What you will learn
  • Tools to getting the funding you need through grants.
  • Tips on how to win grants.
  • Resources to help you craft a convincing grant proposal.
What you will get
  • Increased knowledge on grants writing.
  • Boost in funding opportunities.
  • Sense of focus in making a proposal.

What to bring
  • Laptop or tablet.
  • Notebook and pen.
  • Camera to document your experience if you like.
What to wear

Come as you are.

Appropriate for

Aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, novice founders, interested individuals.