26-Jul-18: How do I get funding (panel discussion)

Need money for your business?
Not sure where to go? What do you need to do? How do you even start?

All these questions and more will be answered tonight.

We’ll cover government grants, crowd funding and business angel investment from three key people in the Sydney Entrepreneurial Eco-system. You hear from each expert and then it will be over to you. Bring your questions to discover the answer to how to obtain funding for your idea.

Brian Dorricott

Brian create the concept of Lean Commercialisation – the process of converting ideas into cash for the least expense possible. Previously, Brian has founded and sold two businesses. He’s run a Business Angel network, been an Entrepreneur in Residence at SetSquared (the world’s top university incubator) and invested in four companies.

Brendan Elliott

Brendan is the Client Engagement Advisor for Fast-Growing SMEs and focuses on aiding the acceleration and growth of NSW companies through direct loans and loan guarantees. Prior to Jobs for NSW, Brendan worked in InnovateNSW, NSW Trade & Investment and for the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.

Sue Howes

Sue Howes is an experienced company director with extensive business, management and project management exposure. She is a member of Sydney Angels and has been an active investor since 2010 with her most recent investment being “My Best Gift” where she supports the team as a Non-Executive Director.

Bruce Patten

Bruce is principal of Pattens Group, recently awarded Best Grants Consultant 2018. He has secured over $1 billion in grants for Australian businesses with a 99% success rate. Previously Bruce was Group Financial Controller of Cochlear Limited, where grants were a vital component of their initial survival and growth.