The 2016 elevate 61 program began with three consecutive days of intensive workshops facilitated by an US-based team of experts that have many years experience successfully launching companies in the US, building networks, generating revenue and raising capital. Key themes for the workshop included:
- Establishing your business in the US
- Developing a winning value proposition and pitch
- Enterprise selling: Who | What | How
- Building valuable networks
- Developing a structured path to fund raising
A key component of the elevate 61 Program is matching our participants with advisors. Our advisors are successful entrepreneurs from the global Advance community and KPMG Australia’s networks with US experience across a broad range of industries.
One month after the workshops, we headed to the US for 10 days. The objectives for the trip were as follows:
- Increase participants understanding of the US funding landscape
- Develop participant's ability to approach and sell to enterprise buyers
- Build networks of potential advisors, clients and investors
Participants spent time in the entrepreneurial hubs of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York listening and interacting with a range of speakers such as:
Upon returning to Australia, participants had the opportunity to share their experiences with fellow entrepreneurs as well as potential clients and investors through events in Sydney and Adelaide.
Meet the companies who participated in the 2016 elevate 61 Program:
Artis develops critical business applications for leading enterprise and government organisations, with expertise in incident and emergency management, financial services, defence, education and agribusiness. Headquartered in Sydney.
Cover Genius are global distributors of insurance products for online businesses. Cover Genius' first brand to launch was RentalCover.com which sells insurance for car rentals from its own site and also through the largest online travel agents globally. Headquartered in Sydney.