Advanced Startup Workshop Series

  • 26 April 2022 - 3 May 2022
  • 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Canberra Innovation Network Level 5, 1 Moore Street Canberra

Event information

High impact, high growth potential entrepreneurs can apply for a 50% subsidy here. 

These in-person workshops will be capped at 20 people each.

Our team, led by experienced venture investor and salesperson Nick McNaughton, CEO ANU Connect Ventures, will take you through 3 half-days of intensive learning on how to find investors and how to negotiate the right deal with them.

Workshop 1: Selling to Grow, 26 April 1pm – 4.30pm

Spend an afternoon learning practical methods to find customers and make sales. Bring a phone – you’ll be finding and talking to real customers!

We love empowering entrepreneurs to make sales by helping them to put into practice simple methods that really work. You’ll realise that you can be more effective, and learn how to design and execute an effective sales process.

Workshop 2: Raising Capital, 3 May 9.30am – 1pm

Learn how 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.

Previous participants in this workshop have found real investors in the workshop.

Workshop 3: Negotiating Termsheets, 3 May 1pm – 4.30pm

Learn how venture investments work by actually negotiating a term sheet. In this intensive group exercise you will experience a realistic negotiation over terms including valuation. You’ll experience common pitfalls 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.

Purchase 2 workshops and get 1 free.

If you have a high-growth startup we offer to partially sponsor your ticket – if you are interested please contact us or if you don’t know us already complete our expression of interest form



What about COVID-19?

We are following the ACT Government’s advice on events and will have a very limited capacity.

Due to the current state of COVID-19 in Australia, this event may be cancelled or moved online with short notice. We will email all registered participants and update our social media to reflect any changes.

What parking is available?

Parking is available at the City West Carpark, located on Allsop Street. There is also limited street parking around the building.

Where are you located?

Find us at Level 5, 1 Moore Street (City Community Health Building) on the corner of Alinga and Moore Street.

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