Monthly Archive: November 2017

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What happens when you take 12 investors to Silicon Valley?

In November 2017 we delivered our first Investor Mission, heading to San Francisco for an intensive week meeting with angels, VCs, corporate venture programs, accelerators, startups, pitch events, and dinners.  The mission was led by Steve Baxter, an investor on Shark Tank and the current Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. Who we took The mission participants were a mix of angel investors, VCs, and an accountant and lawyer (who manage investment deals) from Queensland and New South Wales. What they did The program kicked off with a full one-day angel investor education program delivered by Angel Labs. The topics ranged from the...

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Reflections from the 2017 Future Founders Mission to Silicon Valley

The 2017 Future Founders Mission just wrapped up it’s two-week stint in Silicon Valley, and in this post we share some of the insights and reflections from participants. Who went? This year we had 529 applications, from which we interviewed 71 to ultimately select the final 20 successful applicants.   The partners and sponsors This mission simply would not be possible without our amazing partners, supporters and sponsors. The mission works on a scholarship model, where each participant is funded by a corporate, University, startup or Government department. This year our amazing partners and sponsors included: Where did they go?...