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Grants and Capital Raise Masterclass

December 13, 2021

Grants, Tax Concessions and Capital Raising – Understand your avenues for growth

Join the William Buck expert panel to understand the role Grants and Incentives, Tax Concessions, and Capital Raising have in your business growth strategy.


Want to take advantage of government funding but not sure where to start?

Join this Masterclass to find out exactly how to locate, apply for, and receive grant funding to boost your cash flow and help your business innovate and scale up sooner.

Berrin Daricili, R&D Incentives & Grants Manager, will cover:

  1. How and where to find grants suitable for your business
  2. The secrets to a strong grant application
  3. How to be grant-ready for that next funding opportunity

Organic growth v capital raising:

Tony Hood, head of Corporate Advisory William Buck Victoria, and chair of EngageRM (Sports Technology) and HelpPay (Social Fintech), will discuss capital raising in a covid environment.

Issues such as timing, valuations and cash burn will be discussed, from the context of Tony’s experience in start-ups, sale-ups and raising capital.

What does an investor consider important, ESIC, do ESOP’s help or hinder capital raising, convertible notes or ordinary shares, and when does a shareholders agreement assist or hinder a founder.

How does risk impact investment parcel size?

Family and friends, 20/12 or sophisticated and wholesale investors; what’s relevant for your journey?

Tony’s will also discuss founders ego and its impact on capital based on his practical experiences.

Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) Tax Concessions 

In this segment, Jon Larosa (Tax Director) will explain at a high level how the ESIC tax concessions work for Start-up companies and their investors, including how ESIC can add appeal to your capital raising activity.

COST : $25


This masterclass is part of a series of sessions where we invite members of our community (that’s you!) and Incubator participants to learn from subject matter experts. Other masterclass topics include

  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Branding
  • Time Management
  • Legals & IP
  • Leadership for the future
  • The interplay between technology and innovation


If you would like to know more about the Runway Incubator please visit our website, https://runwayhq.co/services/startup/incubator/ or email your host, zoe@runwayhq.co

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December 13, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm AEDT
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online – Zoom link will be provided on registration