Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Despite an increase in the number of startup incubators this year, there is still a dearth of seed capital for business startups in Australia, forcing many entrepreneurs to move offshore.

Five well know Australians immersed in the local entrepreneur community will share their experiences and discuss possible solutions at the 2012 National Angel Conference (Feb 29-March 2, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre).

The need to ensure the supply of angel investors will be discussed through a series of case studies by Mick Liubinskas of Pollenizer; Niki Scevak of StartMate; Rebecca Campbell from; Leni Mayo of 99Designs and Steve Baxter from RiverCityLabs.

  • What do entrepreneurs think has gone wrong previously and how do we improve it?
  • Why do too many entrepreneurs go overseas rather than build a business in Australia?
  • Do successful entrepreneurs think they can work within a collaborative Angel Investor community by themselves becoming investors?

To attend please contact Ruth Drinkwater mobile: 0409759322; Email: [email protected]

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Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI)

Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI) is the national forum for advancing the professional development of Angel Investors and furthering its members’ passion for investing in entrepreneurial success. AAAI is a social not-for-profit enterprise offering a range of networking, professional development, advocacy and research activities supporting members’ activities. Angel Investors are private individuals who invest their own personal assets (financial and intellectual) as Angel Capital into entrepreneurial high growth business opportunities. Angel Groups are the natural formation of like-minded individual Angel Investors who wish to leverage their combined intellectual and financial capital and shared deal flow. Angel Investors acting within Angel Groups are recognised as international best practice.

Ruth Drinkwater, CEO, Australian Association of Angel Investors
P: 0409759322


venture capital, angel investors, creative industries, Australian angels



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