Accessing the funding ladder: A crowdfunding platform

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  • Location: Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs 4556 Queensland
Accessing the funding ladder: A crowdfunding platform

Is your business missing out on key funding opportunities?
In the past five years, crowdfunding has emerged as one of the key ways for startups and small businesses to generate early-stage capital. However, the process is not quite as simple as setting up a website and asking people for money – there are legal, ethical and reputational aspects to consider.

In this Boardroom Briefing, iPledg founder Bryan Vadas will share his advice for navigating the crowdfunding landscape and achieving positive funding outcomes for your business. Mark will finish the session with a quick update on other early stage startup funding options and related Innovation Centre connections. There will also be a Q&A session and subsequent tour of the centre for those interested.


Bryan Vadas, iPledg
Bryan Vadas has been involved in international business for almost 20 years, consulting to multi-nationals like Vodafone, Del Computers and BHP right through to governments. His consultancy firm, Time Masters (Australia), operates around Australia and globally, primarily in project management and management consultancy, and is heavily involved in commercialization of startup ideas and companies.

Bryan has played a key role as advisor to many startups under both State and Federal government commercialization schemes and is regularly engaged by organizations in both the private and public sectors to provide mentoring and facilitate strategic planning.

His passion for small business and startups drove Bryan to start iPledg – Australia’s most broad based crowd funding platform. Whilst largely unheard of in Australia, crowd funding is the fastest growing form of ecommerce on the planet, assisting creative, commercial, charitable and community projects raise funds for their projects. Since its inception, iPledg has not only facilitated the funding of a wide range of projects, but has been white labeled around the world.

Since initiating iPledg, Bryan has consulted to the Federal Government regarding the required changes to the legislative landscape to permit Equity Crowd Funding, has been invite to join the Board of the Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI), worked in an advisory capacity with the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board (ASSOB), and has been invited as key note speaker to international business-related conferences. Most recently, Bryan has founded Capital Exchange Australia to provide linkages to capital and support for start-ups, small business, and early stage ventures.

His drive, energy, and enthusiasm for the startup space are infectious, as he continues to bring new thinking to conventional wisdom and push entrepreneurs to realize their dreams and potential.

Accessing the funding ladder: A crowdfunding platform
Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs
Monday 17th of November
12pm to 1.30pm
Cost: $20 + GST

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