War Stories from the Innovation Battlefield
Presented by: Gred Beaver, Founder/Director, The Pioneer Development Fund and Partner, Altezza Partners
Date: Tuesday 16 November 2010
Time: 4PM - 6PM
Where: Innovation Centre Business Accelerator
Cost: Free of charge
Don't miss the last Enterprise Tuesday of 2010 with Greg Beaver presenting 'War Stories from the Innovation Battlefield'.
Greg, Founder/Director - The Pioneer Development Fund and Partner, Altezza Partners, will reflect on:
- some real life experiences in commercialising Australian innovation
- 'case study' some of the companies in his portfolio from the odd 'battler' to the 'shooting stars'
- the relatively poor state of the commercialisation of innovation in Australia
- some valuable insights into early stage investing, overcoming the barriers and doing business in North America in 2010
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Greg is the founder of The Pioneer Development Fund, a Federal Government registered Pooled Development Fund, specialising in seed, start-up and early-expansion investments. Pioneer has made seven investments in early stage technology companies across a diversity of industries.
In addition to his involvement with Pioneer, Greg is a very active angel investor and mentor to a number of other start-up companies and has seen the full gambit of what works and what doesn't. He has a track record of bringing together the expertise, networks and capital to commercialise innovation and how to position them for international success.
Greg is also a senior partner with Altezza Partners, a specialized advisory firm offering flexible and aggregated financial, corporate and strategic professional services to early stage and rapid growth enterprises. Greg has extensive experience in doing business in North America and has made five technology road shows to the USA this year alone and is excited about the timing and opportunities for Australian technologies in this recovering market.
This is sure to be another great Innovation Centre event, if you have not been before then this is a great opportunity to join us, meet some new people and learn from Greg's practical insights.
Timings are 4pm arrival and networking, with Greg's presentation from 4.30 -- 5pm followed by drinks.
This event is sponsored by Westpac and there is no cost to you.
Innovation Centre Team
T: +61 7 5450 2600
F: +61 7 5459 4547
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