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:

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  • 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: