Bright sparks: Pitching your business, growth game & cap table modelling – 3 events to light up your week

- March 20, 2023 2 MIN READ
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Welcome to our weekly column on the important things to see and do for the ANZ startup community, brought to you by the director of the Spark Festival, Maxine Sherrin.

She picks out 3 things worth putting in the diary for the week ahead.

If you’d like to know more, sign up to the Weekly Sparks, Maxine’s roundup of all that’s on in Australian tech and startups, which comes out every Monday. 

How to Pitch Your Business

Tue Mar 21, 5pm AEDT

Launch Pad at Western Sydney University, Sydney

Most of the time you will only get a few minutes to pitch your startup idea, if you’re lucky!

So it’s incredibly important to have a polished pitch.

Join seasoned entrepreneur and investor Jamie Pride who will go over how to package your idea and communicate it clearly and concisely for a potential investor.

Growth Game

Wed Mar 22, 6pm AEDT

The Commons Cremorne, Melbourne

There’s not just one way to fund a technology company. Indeed in 2023 founders have more options for funding than ever before.

The Growth Game features founders, investors and operators appearing in an unfiltered, straight to the point commentary on the tech investment trends right now, with questions flying back and forth between audience and speakers.

Come along for a clearer idea of your options for short and long term growth and to see what current funding is out there, and from whom.

Cap Table Modelling for Startups

Thu Mar 23, 12pm AEDT


As a founder, it’s important to understand how your startup’s cap table will change through multiple funding rounds.

Otherwise you risk diluting your ownership too much. Just as importantly, investors want to know that you’ve allowed enough for future capital raising and employee share plan allocations.

All of which means, you really better wrap your head around cap table modelling before you even look at your first term sheet.

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