Female Founders: More Than Money – Investing In Women

  • 13 September 2022
  • 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
  • Canberra Innovation Network Level 5, 1 Moore Street

Event information

Join us on Tuesday 13 September over lunch as we talk with a panel of experienced mentors & investors as they share their real experiences in working with female founders.

Please arrive at 12.15pm for a 12.30pm start.

Amongst the normal challenges of entrepreneurship and starting your own business, women-led businesses often also face difficulty when it comes to finding the right mentors and investors.

Through this event, the panel will share their journey in how they got started in mentoring and investing, what they look for in a good mentor/mentee relationship and how up & coming founders can start to build and solidify these relationships.

Meet the Panel

Elaine Stead is a scientist, turned entrepreneur, turned venture capitalist. Elaine has had an incredible career as a scientist, entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist, founding Human VC and working with companies like Shoes of Prey, Blue Sky, CM Capital, Go1 and ANU Connect Ventures to name a few.

“I believe our industry will make the most impact when its built on a platform of values that places the human at its core, rigorous intellectual debate, a desire to make better that which can be, and a culture of giving first.”

Rosanne Brand is a Partner in PwC consulting, where she is a specialist in Transformation Programme Management and Enterprise Architecture (Business Architecture). Her experience spans organisations in Australia and the UK, where she has helped some of the largest private and public sector organisations successfully reform and embrace digital service delivery. Rosanne is passionate about lifting Australia’s digital infrastructure, and has supported some of the largest Government investments underway in Australia focusing on driving simpler, easier to use and more cost effective government services for citizens.

Professor Tim Hirst is an entrepreneurial academic with wide-ranging experience in establishing new venture-backed companies. In addition to his current role in Gamma Vaccines, Tim is the Chairman & CEO of GPN Vaccines Pty Ltd, the Chairman of OzStar Therapeutics Pty Ltd and the Chairman of Brain Changer Pty Ltd. He is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Biological at the University of Adelaide, Australia and in the School of Life Sciences and Technology at the Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia.

Lunch is included, and will be catered by local female founded business, The Goods Wholefoods.

*Please note: this events will be photographed. Some of these photos may be used to promote future Canberra Innovation Network events and programs. If you DO NOT wish to be photographed, please let the photographer know on the day.



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 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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