Sprint to Landing Pad Workshop - Melbourne

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Level 36 Tower 2

Collins Square, 727 Collins St

Melbourne, VIC 3008


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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 ½ Day Workshop Agenda:

2:00 pm Arrival & welcome

2:30 pm How to set yourself up for successful international expansion
[Facilitator: Amanda Price – Panellists: Brad Couper – Advisor to Growth Stage Software Companies, Phaedon Stough – Innovation Bay Co-Founder, Benjamin Chong – Founder and Investor at Right Click Capital]

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

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

4:15 pm Validating your assumptions for international growth
[Facilitator: Amanda Price – Panellists: Brad Couper – Advisor to Growth Stage Software Companies, Rachael Neumann – Mentor, Startmate & Kara Frederick]

5:00 pm Establishing the beachhead team
[Speaker: Phaedon Stough will be interviewing Patrick Llewellyn – CEO of 99 designs]

6:00 pm Telling their story: previous Landing Pad participants
[Landing Pad Managers: Luke Deacon, Gabe Sulkes, Daniel Zhan | Landing Pad Alumni: Adam Stone – CEO @ Speedlancer and Kristen Graham @ videomyjob]

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

8:00 pm Event close

The Speakers:

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.

Benjamin Chong - Right Click Capital
Benjamin has a track record of investing in and building successful Internet-related businesses over the last twenty years. He also consults in the areas of ecommerce strategy, online marketing, and technology for major clients.

Rachael Neumann
Rachael plays across many parts of the Australian start up ecosystem, as a Mentor with the Startmate Accelerator program, a founding Board Member of LaunchVic, and a strategic advisor to a number of founders and their early stage companies

Kara Frederick
Kara has been an investor or adviser for financial services technology for over 15 years, from New York and San Francisco to Sydney, including six years at investment bank Goldman Sachs

Patrick Llewellyn - 99designs
99designs has helped more than 400,000+ customers connect with a talented designer to get a design they love and paid over $200+ million to our global community of designers in over 192 countries.

Adam Stone - Speedlancer
Adam is reinventing the Future of Work with Speedlancer and its Patent Pending Bundles(TM) technology. Adam has been running various businesses in the eCommerce and Telecommunications space since the age of 12!

Kristen Graham - VideoMyJob
As the Head of Growth and Customer Success, Kriten is passionate, excited and dedicated to helping clients "Bring Jobs to Life".

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.

Kate Marshall - KPMG Corporate Director
Kate has practised law in the area of IP and IT for over 20 years. Her practice focuses on Australian and international IT and IP related issues, including IT procurement, implementation and outsourcing projects, IP licensing and commercialisation, brand protection and IP and IT related disputes.

Raffi Tenenbaum, KPMG Tax Expert.
Raffi is a Partner in KPMG Melbourne's Private Enterprise Tax team with 20 years' experience in the tax profession across big-4 accounting firms, mid-tier accounting firms and the Australian Taxation Office.

+ plus local founders, investors and past program participants.

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