Actions and Detail Panel
How to Make it in America
Wed. 26 October 2016, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
Ever wanted to expand, launch a product or start a company in the US of A? Hear from three of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs who’ve achieved all three and then some. How To Make It In America is brought to you by Josephmark’s startup chart Vest and MitchelLake and each speaker will delve into their ad/ventures into the US and beyond, before jumping into a group Q&A at the end.
6 - 6:15pm - Margaret Donoghue, Investment Director, Austrade
6:15 - 6:45pm - Q&A with Bill Bartee, co-founder of Blackbird Ventures
6:50 - 7:20pm - Q&A with Ben Johnston, co-founder of Josephmark
7:20 - 7:50pm - Q&A with Bardia Housman, serial entrepreneur
Margaret Donoghue, Investment Director, Austrade
Margaret manages the San Francisco Landing Pad at RocketSpace and Austrade's innovation relationships in the USA. She will give a quick overview of how Austrade can help Aussie startups in the U.S.
Bill Bartee, co-founder of Blackbird Ventures
Bill will discuss options for raising funds in the US, how to choose an investor or equity partner and the legalities you need to consider.
Ben Johnston, co-founder of Josephmark
Neat feats; selling We Are Hunted to Twitter, relaunching Myspace with Justin Timberlake and setting up a design ventures studio in LA.
Bardia Housman, serial entrepreneur
The entrepreneur's journey, setting up in Silicon Valley, pitfalls and legalities to avoid, and resources at your disposal.
Facilitated by Charlotte Crivelli, Marketing Director of Josephmark.
Before returning to Australia earlier this year, Charlotte was located in the US for the last 11 years working in marketing on large and small tech companies.