Monday 6 June 2011

Is the VC Market dying? "Start Up Smart"

Is the VC Market dying? "Start Up Smart"

A few years ago, the funding scenario for an innovative start-up was simple. Get a bank loan to get yourself started before turning to a grateful Australian-based VC who will help propel your business into the big time, in return for a juicy equity cut, of course.

However, this tried-and-tested formula is undergoing a radical shift. Declining VC activity in Australia, strong interest from US investors and the plummeting cost of setting up and establishing a business are bringing great opportunities, as well as uncertainties, to Aussie start-ups.

“Venture capital is broken in this country at the moment,” states Rowan Gilmore, CEO of the Australian Institute for Commercialisation.

View the full article at: Start Up Smart

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AIC Commercialisation Masterclass - Brisbane - 28th July 2011

This workshop will assist participants to derive full value from their research and is designed for those with an understanding of commercialisation principles.



“This workshop has been very educational and has given me the boost I need to create my business”

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