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. 

Michell Brown


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.

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What you will learn
  • 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.
What you will get
  • 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.

What to bring
  • Laptop, tablet, notebook and pen for note-taking.
  • Camera to document your experience.
  • Business cards.
What to wear

Come as you are.

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Startup businesses, founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone who is curious and looking for a tribe.

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03 March 2018 • How I Raised Capital for My Business

It was interesting to hear 2 different perspectives on the topic. Both had something valuable to offer and, most of all, what communicated was their passion for their business. It wasn't quite what I expected though. Considering the topic of "How I raised capital for my business", I would have wanted to hear very clear, specific avenues that are open to people who have no capital of their own to manifest a certain idea. Pitching to "angels" was mentioned and crowd funding platforms. If these are the only avenues that exist, new business ventures don't have much to fall back onto. But maybe that's how it is.