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Different Funding Options And What To Expect

Raising funds is crucial to the success of a start-up or scale-up. There are varied ways you can raise funds in today's market – venture capital, crowdsourcing and peer to peer lending for example, each having a different impact on your business. Whatever you decide, the intricate details of funding options and investor requirements can be overwhelming. This session will be a panel discussion on the basics of these different ways of fundraising, as well as a discussion on which path is best for different businesses. Panel: • Venture Capital funding (Kurt Tiam, DLA Piper Melbourne Corporate) • Crowdfunding expert (Nick Motteram from On Market) • P2P lending expert (Tim Dean, Credi & Board Member of FinTech Aus) This is a satellite seminar as part of the Intersekt Festival 2018.

Business Authorities Formula Masterclass

What is the Business Authorities Formula Masterclass? A 2 Day Masterclass and Business Accelerator Event supported by mentorship and access to some of Australia’s leading business growth experts. Business Authorities was created with a vision to empower as many business owners by providing them with the tools to scale their business and create a legacy for themselves and the people they care about. Alongside Business Authorities, the Business Authorities Formula itself, took 14 years to distill into 10 Major Steps that affects the success of a business. These 10 Major Steps are broken down into 4 Main Stages which are: 1. Foundational 2. Growth 3. Magnification 4. Legacy/Empire Creation. The formula has been used to help businesses grow to 8 figures and beyond whilst allowing the business owners to have piece of mind as the business grows because the whole process is systematic. With the promise of ‘demonstrating how to build a business the strategic way and set it up for exponential growth, using a proven formula for business success’ – Business Authorities and The Business Authorities Formula Event and Masterclass was born. For more information about the event and tickets, please visit us at

One Roof x RedZed Paving the Way

One Roof is disrupting old and traditional ways of doing things. As Australia's leading coworking space for women-led business we are on a mission to be the driving force that puts Australia on the map as the number one destination in the world to be a female entrepreneur. This is a journey, and whilst big change like this doesn't happen overnight, we're on the right path and we wanted to shine a light on the industry leaders also paving the way. Like us, these entrepreneurs are doing things differently, shaking it up and championing change. Join us for a panel discussion where our 3 panelists will share their story as trailblazers and how they are paving a new way in their industry, as entrepreneurs, leaders, parents, drivers of impact and disruptors. You can expect to hear inspiring stories, a very honest conversation and tools and tactics for success. At One Roof, we love to strip away the veneer and have the real conversations. This event will bring you inspiration to pave your own way. We know it takes a lot of courage, innovative and ambition to make this happen. Vinomofo will be supplying a great selection of wine and there will be delicious nibbles provided. THE LINEUP // Cyan Ta'eed, Envato: Executive Director and Hey Tiger: Founder Start Small, Experience Big. Cyan Ta'eed is the Founder of Hey Tiger and the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Envato. Cyan began her career as a graphic designer and in 2006 founded Envato out of her parent's garage. Envato is a creative eco-system, encompassing the largest digital marketplace in the world. Its 7 million members buy and sell digital stock and services, and Envato has delivered over $600 million dollars of earnings to their community of creatives so far. In 2017, Cyan founded Hey Tiger, a speciality chocolate company based in Melbourne. Each chocolate bar is handmade from quality and ethically sourced ingredients combining surprising and delicious flavours. A passionate social enterprise, Hey Tiger benefits cocoa farming communities in West Africa, where 60% of the world’s cocoa is grown. Cyan is also the founder of New Day Box, an initiative that mobilises the community to make boxes of skincare and cosmetics for women in domestic violence crisis accommodation. Last year New Day Box distributed over 2,000 boxes to women around Victoria. Cyan was 2015 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year, Australian Financial Review’s 2016 100 Women of Influence Enterprise Winner, and InStyle Magazine’s 2017 Woman of Style, Business Enterprise Category. “Take a chance, challenge yourself, make an impact. You know more than you think, but you do need to start. ” Justin Dry, Vinomofo: Co-Founder and CEO Justin Dry is an Entrepreneur, Investor and Co-Founder + CEO of Vinomofo, one of Australia’s fastest-growing companies. Launched in April 2011 from a little garage in Adelaide, Vinomofo now operates in Australia, NZ and Singapore where it has grown quickly to over $50m in annual revenue, 500,000 members, and a team of 100. Winners of Fastest Growing Company at the Deloitte Tech Fast 50 Awards 2013, Online Business of the Year at the Australian Startup Awards 2014, Best Startup at the SmartCompany Startup Awards 2014, Online Retailer of the Year 2015 at the ORIA’s, Telstra Business of the Year - Victorian Telstra Business Awards 2016, Hot Innovator 2017 at the Power Retail awards and Hottest Aussie Online Retailer in 2018, Vinomofo is focused on expanding globally in 2018. Justin is a proven game-changer in the wine industry, taking on retail giants and challenging the ‘Bowties and BS’ attitudes of elitist wine snobs. Awarded Spotify Young Entrepreneur of the Year at The Australian Startup Awards, Justin has been named one of the Top 50 People in E-Commerce 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Internet Retailing. Justin is a regular on TV and radio shows which have included Squawk Box - CNBC Asia, Bloomberg Asia, Sky News Business, The Business - ABC, Channel 9 News, Insight – SBS, The Entrepreneurs Show – Sky Business and was one of the stars of the film ‘The New Hustle’ – a feature-length documentary that follows the personal journey of three of Australia's most successful startups. Outside of his business endeavours, Justin is a self-confessed wine nerd and islomaniac. Hannah Spilva, LVLY: Co-founder Professional problem solver, risk taker and rule breaker. Having spent most of her career in the advertising industry Hannah is highly creative and known for bringing immense energy and enthusiasm to everything she does. Hannah is the Cofounder of LVLY. Born on opposite sides of the world, Hannah and her business partner Verity's advertising careers collided when they took on senior roles at award-winning digital agency Isobar - Hannah wearing the hat of Strategy Director and Verity, Client Services Director. Fast forward to today and they find themselves as best friends and cofounders of LVLY. "We wanted the challenge of building a brand from scratch, creating a company with a clear purpose, world class customer service and an inclusive, creative team culture" LVLY is a gift delivery service conceived with one simple purpose - to make people's day. They exist to make more people smile more often. They know that small gesters can make a big impact and with a strong focus on 'just because' gifting, they make sending a gift quick, simple and affordable. Founded in 2015, the company has quickly made its mark within the Australian gifting market. Despite the juggle of running a business with the demands of their young families, the dynamic duo quickly grew LVLY from a team of two to twelve generating an annual turnover of over $2M and recently opened a second office in Sydney as well as a distribution outlet in Brisbane. Over time the product range has expanded from one vertical (flowers) to a range of LVLY gifts including body care, candles, food and beverage, stationary and fashion accessories. The delivery coverage area has extended from same-day Melbourne to include same-day Sydney and Brisbane as well as next day national. "Running a startup isn't for the faint hearted or the self-entitled. In our case, we're as comfortable helping the team pack boxes and sweep the floor as we are diving into the P&L and negotiating contracts. It's true to say, Verity and I have worn every hat in this business so far - including being delivery drivers. It's the only way to really know your business." OUR SPONSOR // Borrowing money is no small deal. RedZed, helps to make a huge commitment less complex. They know every individual’s situation is different, so their credit decisions aren’t made by computers. Just like us, their experts are living, breathing and empathetic. That's what makes RedZed not just a lender, but a partner in your ambitions. RedZed - powering the self-employed.

Letting Go For Growth

Who’s looking for a co-founder? They’re most likely sitting in a different place than the one you’re in now. What are you looking for in a co-founder? Lightning presentations from success going solo. Lightning presentation from success with a co-founder. Four rounds of matching up with people who meet your predetermined criteria. Join us at the "Letting Go For Growth" event to help you in the right direction to who could be a good potential partner in business! Coming to this event will answer your unsure questions and will expand your understanding about what all it takes introducing a co-founder. You will also leave this event feeling confident in finding the right co-founder for you! Have you got some valuable advice you can contribute to the session? Would you like to join our panel? We would love to hear from you! Please express your interest to

  • Thu 8 Nov, 5.30pm
  • Academy Xi
  • Catapult Business Accelerator

Staying on Track: Financial Control And Monitoring

In this revealing workshop you will get the exact tools to drive your business forward week by week with knife-sharp certainty. Staying on track is very important and crucial in future success. If you run off course too much, that could create real, difficult problems that are hard to turn around. Join us at the "Staying on track: Financial control and monitoring" event to better your understanding on the importance on financial control and how detrimental it is to your company. Have you got some valuable advice you can contribute to the session? Would you like to join our panel? We would love to hear from you! Please express your interest to

  • Thu 25 Oct, 5.30pm
  • Academy Xi
  • Catapult Business Accelerator

Startup Grind APAC Conference

Startup Grind the world's largest independent startup community with 1.5m entrepreneurs, in 450 cities in 120 countries globally powered by Google for Entrepreneurs - will host the region's first entrepreneurs conference of the region at the MCEC in Melbourne, Dec 6-7th! Early Bird Tickets brought to you by MYOB on sale for a limited time only! It is AUD$301.70 for Two Massive Days at Melbourne's State-of-the-Art, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre The speakers include - Guy Kawasaki (Apple/ Canva), Jessica Alter (Social Capital), Paul Bassat (SEEK/ SquarePeg Capital), William Bao Bean (SOSV/Chinaccelerator), Genevieve Leveille (TechUK), Dr. Jemma Green (Power Ledger) and 40+ others to be announced!