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How I Raised Capital for My Business
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 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.
Started Melbourne By Bike in 2010 from a desire to offer herself as a guide to visitors to Melbourne in a way she believed could show it off best. Passionate about Melbourne. Loves sharing Melbourne with others and meeting new people. Has travelled lots herself. Loves being active and constantly keeps up to date with what to do in Melbourne. Her three grown children do not like cycling! :( Michelle is an accredited tour guide and is an active member of the Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia.
About The Masters Series
At WeTeachMe, we believe that learning should be inspired and impassioned, and run by the people for the people.
In 2016, WeTeachMe officially became the biggest school in Australia, one giant leap towards our fundamental goal of becoming the biggest school in the world. As we walk this journey, we create tools that empower thought leaders and everyday people in all corners of the globe to help spark new ideas and make it easier to connect teachers and learners and ignite curiosity.
In accordance with this purpose, we have formed a new creative program to help us spread our message. Masters Series by WeTeachMe is where we help share the gifts, knowledge, and experiences of those who have achieved the unimaginable in their life, risen above all odds and have persevered when others couldn't.
It is on this stage that we elevate and celebrate the curious, where we invite the best and the brightest, the industry movers and shakers, the well-known and influential members of our communities to share their learnings and experiences in an unwavering effort to help those who are searching for answers. From creating thriving companies to challenging what humanity is capable of, we invite you to join us in celebrating the curious amongst us for we believe that it is the curious who will change the world.
Partners & Sponsors
Masters Series by WeTeachMe would not be possible without the generosity and support of our partners and sponsors, who share our vision and values, and believe in the world we are creating. Signing up to one of our events will unlock exclusive deals and promotions from Masters Series by WeTeachMe that you can take advantage of for your own startup and business journey.
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.
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.
Written & Recorded
Written & Recorded is a content creation agency.
Successful content relies on the ability to craft a persuasive story – from blogs to podcasts, social media to feature articles – and we can help you get your story out there.
As life-long learners we’re proud to produce the Masters Series podcast.
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.
- Valuable life lessons from experience.
- An insight into how others have conquered their challenges and fears.
- One actionable thing that you can do to change your status quo.
- Hear from 1-2 incredible founders who will share their journey of trials and tribulations.
- Your chance to ask questions directly to the speakers and connect with them.
- Meet like-minded people on the same journey as you, who know how hard it is too.
- Laptop, tablet, notebook and pen for note-taking.
- Camera to document your experience.
- Business cards.
Come as you are.
Startup businesses, founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone who is curious and looking for a tribe.