Engaging Early Stage Investors Boardroom Briefing Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast

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Boardroom Briefing

Engaging Early Stage Investors

Many early stage founders and entrepreneurs expend a lot of energy working to secure investment. And it’s for good reason this early capital injection is sought –the removal of financial constraints can put a founder in the best position to quickly turn their concept into a tangible, revenue-generating product.Our next Boardroom Briefing is for any founder or entrepreneur considering or preparing for early stage investment. IC Mentor Mark Ferris will look to demystify the investment process, drawing from his experiences as a founder, startup board member and angel investor.Mark will provide insight on:

  • What your business should look like before seeking early stage investment?
  • What are the various investment options available to early stage startups?
  • Where should you go to meet angel, venture capital and private equity investors?
  • What you should expect from your investors at the early stages of the business?
  • What will your investors expect from you?
WHEN 12:00 – 1:30pm
Tuesday 15 April 2014
WHERE Boardroom
Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast
90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs
COST Free for members, USC staff and students
$20 (ex GST) for guests
Includes a light lunch.
REGISTER Via our website.
Mr Mark Ferris
After practicing commercial law in South Africa, Mark spent the bulk of his career in Tokyo, Japan. Over an 18 year period, he founded or co-founded ventures offering services and solutions in Information Technology, Business Process Outsourcing, Market Research and Marketing Solutions. He developed skills in business development, corporate strategy, fund raising and team building and, on three occasions, sold these assets to third party investors resident in USA, Hong Kong and Japan. After relocating to Australia in 2012, Mark has been active as an angel investor, business mentor and board member. Outside of business, Mark advises a charity he co-founded, composes music and spends family time with his wife and 12 year old daughter.
Mark Paddenburg and Dean Alle will facilitate Q&A and discussion after the presentation.
Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast is supported by:
Founder and Major Sponsor University of the Sunshine Coast
Major Supporter Queensland Government
Gold Sponsor BigAir Community Broadband
Silver Sponsor Suncorp Bank
Professional Partners Poole Group and Zerobooks.com
RADBE Consulting
redchip lawyers
The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Pty Ltd is a company of the University of the Sunshine Coast. This email was sent by Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast. The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast can be reached at:
A: 90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs, QLD 4556
P: +61 7 5450 2600
F: +61 7 5459 4547
W: innovationcentre.com.au
E: innovation@innovationcentre.com.au



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