Sprint to Landing Pad Workshop - Brisbane

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Level 16 71 Eagle Street

Brisbane City, QLD 4000


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Are you a founder ready to take your startup global but don’t know where to start? Are you considering global expansion but your team’s international business experience is limited?

Austrade’s global Landing Pads help market-ready Australian startups take their business global. The program offers an up-to-90 day residency in the best co-working spaces in the world, located in San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Berlin, and Singapore.

We’re running half-day workshops across Australia for founders who want to go global. We’ve packed years of learnings from some of Australia’s most experienced startup leaders into this condensed and complimentary half-day workshop to help you successfully plan your international expansion.

Participating in these workshops will help you minimise the risk and prepare you for your entry into global markets.

The 1/2 Day Workshop Agenda:

2:00 pm Arrival & welcome

2:30 pm How to set yourself up for successful international expansion
[Facilitator: Amanda Price - Head of High Growth Ventures - KPMG I Panellists: Brad Couper – Advisor to Growth Stage Software Companies, Phaedon Stough – Innovation Bay Co-Founder, Stewart Glynn - Partner at Transition Level Investments]

3:20 pm Structuring for success - intellectual property, capital raising & accessing international markets [Speaker – Sarah Blakelock, Partner at KPMG]

3:40 pm Tax structuring for Australian startups
[Speaker – Nathan Fenner, Partner at KPMG]

4:15 pm Validating your assumptions for international growth
[Facilitator: Amanda Price - Head of High Growth Ventures - KPMG| Panellists: Brad Couper – Advisor to Growth Stage Software Companies, Monica Bradley – NED and Vu Tran, Director and Co-Founder, GO1]

5:00 pm Establishing the beachhead team
[Speaker: Phaedon Stough]

6:00 pm Telling their story: previous Landing Pad participants
[Landing Pad Managers: Luke Deacon, Gabe Sulkes, Daniel Zhang | Landing Pad Alumni: Philip Andrews, Director @ Liquid State and Sharon Hunneybell - Opmantek]

6:45 pm Networking to prime your network for overseas expansion

8:00 pm Event close


Brad Couper, Advisor to Growth Stage Software Companies.Brad led the global growth of simPRO, a Brisbane based startup, successfully launching into the US and raising A$40m from a New York-based VC.

Phaedon Stough, Co-Founder of Innovation Bay.
Phaedon has spent many years in Australia and Silicon Valley helping Australian founders commercialise their ideas, raise capital and go to market.

Amanda Price, Head of KMPG High Growth Ventures.
Amanda leads KPMG's dedicated startup team and lived in the US for 8 years working with Australian startups to help them expand internationally.

Luke Deacon, Manager - Australian Landing Pads
Luke is an experienced international trade adviser who has led on Austrade’s innovation ecosystem engagement. Luke manages Austrade’s Landing Pads program which helps Australian startups and scaleups access international innovations hotspots including San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Singapore and Shanghai.

Monica Bradley – NED, Global Scale Ups and Board Advisor
Monica connects capital, talent, technology, and traction to scale, grow and transform Australian ventures.

Stewart Glynn, Partner at Transition Level Investments
Stewart is currently a partner at Transition Level Investments, Transition Level has participated in over 20 seed and Series A investments focusing on fast-growth Australian technology and innovation companies. At Transition Level Investments (alongside Steve Baxter) - the team helps Australian and US founders to build globally scalable technology businesses by providing funding, growth and strategic expertise.

Vu Tran, Director and co-founder - GO1
Co-founder of GO1: improving the world through helping companies grow talent and provide better staff training.

Philip Andrews, Director @ Liquid State
Philip is a Landing Pad Alumni and is also a publisher, author, technologist, and the CEO & Co-Founder of Liquid State. Liquid State empowers businesses to manage and deliver the right communications to the right people on the right devices.

Sharon Hunneybell, CEO Gold Coast Hub | General Manager at Opmantek | Co-founder at Start Up Apprentice
I have a passion for technology, innovation and collaboration and a keen interest in promoting and increasing youth participation in startups and technology.

Gabe Sulkes, Landing Pad Manager in San Francisco.
Gabe's experience managing accelerators means he will give you the advice you need to know.

Daniel Zhang, Landing Pad Manager in Shanghai.
Daniel is a previous founder and has deep connections within the Chinese startup ecosystem.

Sarah Blakelock, Partner at KPMG

Sarah is a Partner of KPMG Tax and Legal, KPMG's tax legal practice where she specialises in assisting clients to prevent, manage and resolve revenue disputes.

Nathan Fenner, Partner at KPMG
Nathan is a Partner with KPMG Australia, specifically KPMG’s Enterprise practice.

+ plus local founders, investors and past program participants.

By RSVPing to this workshop, I consent to the collection of my personal information and its use by Austrade or its contracted service providers for the purpose of services, events, opportunities, seminars, conferences, trade fairs and other export-related activities that are
organised or promoted by Austrade.

Please note that we will be filming and taking photos at this event for promotional purposes of the Sprint to Landing Pads program. If you have any concerns, please let us know prior to the event.

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