Advanced Startup Workshop: Raising Capital & Negotiating Terms

  • September 26, 2018
  • 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Canberra Innovation Network - Level 5, 1 Moore Street Canberra 2601

Event information

Our team, led by experienced venture investor Nick McNaughton, CEO ANU Connect Ventures will take you through a full day of intensive learning on how to find investors and how to negotiate the right deal with them.

Morning: Raising Capital

Learn how to use InvestorFinder ( tool to systemise your investor search and how to work on progressing the investor pipeline to raise capital you need to grow your company. The workshop is highly practical, we will guide you through actually finding potential investors for your startup.

Afternoon: Negotiating Terms

Learn how venture investments work by actually negotiating a term sheet. In this intensive group excercise you will experience a realistic negotiation over terms including valuation. You’ll experience common pitfals and traps and you’ll learn tricks you can use to minimise your chance of failing to raise money and maximise your chance to successfully close an investment round.

The negotiation is a great way to understand key venture investing terms and how investing works.

This is a key learning experience for anyone contemplating raising capital from angel or venture investors. It is also valuable for angel investors – even experienced investors have found it valuable.


Parking is available at the City West Carpark, located on Allsop Street. CityWest uses chip coins instead of paper tickets for parking. Parking rates are available here.

Getting there:

To get to Canberra Innovation Network, exit the CityWest Carpark through to Marcus Clarke Street, then turn right onto Alinga Street. Enter the ACT Health Building at the corner of Alinga and Moore Street. The Canberra Innovation Network is on Level 5.

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