After hosting Dave McClure for our last Lean Startup Melbourne of 2014, Startup Victoria starts the year 2015 by giving you the opportunity to finally get started with your own startup company. Put your new year resolutions into actions and make 2015 the most entrepreneurial year by attending the launch of AngelCube on February 24th.
AngelCube is one of Melbourne's leading venture accelerators.
AngelCube invests in startups with big ideas, exceptional teams, and loads of passion. Over an intensive 3 month program, they help their companies build better products, accelerate their growth and build successful – and globally scalable – businesses.
Each year AngelCube accepts up to 10 startups into their accelerator program that covers all aspects of building a company - from product development to product-market fit, customer acquisition and fundraising.
It all culminates in cross-continental demo days in Melbourne, Sydney, SF and NY to hundreds of investors and they help founders get prepped for the big days along the way.
Successful companies in the AngelCube program receive:
• $20,000 seed capital;
• 6 months free office space;
• A rigorous 12 week program;
• Access to a large pool of mentors both locally and abroad;
• Demo days in Melbourne and Sydney;
• And of course the opportunity to participate in a roadshow with other network partners in the United States.
Highlights from the last 4 years include LIFX raising a $12 million series A led by Sequoia Capital, to scale their wifi-enabled lightbulbs across the world. etaskr raising a seed round after a great performance at the inaugural 'big pitch' competition, and Coinjar opening up a second office in the UK.
Adrian, Nathan, Amir (AngelCube), Peter Chapman (Ediply - AC14), Ash Davies (Tablo - AC13), and David Chung (etaskr - AC13) will go on stage to give you the tools you need for Getting Started, Getting In, Taking Off!
The schedule for the night looks like this:
6.30pm - Food, Drinks & Networking
7.00pm - Lightning Talks by Previous AC Participants'
7.15pm - Nathan and co talking about AC15 (includes Q&A)
8.00pm - Networking
About Peter Chapman
Peter is the Founder & CEO at Ediply.
Ediply is an organisation focused on helping people achieved a global education. Ediply assists students from around the world to identify and apply to programs at education institutions for academic and personal development.
Peter has gained significant international experience having lived, worked or studied in Melbourne, London, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Frankfurt and San Francisco.
It was his experience studying his Master's in Germany and Hong Kong that led him to develop Ediply.
About Ash Davies
Ash is the Founder & CEO at Tablo.
Tablo is a premium self-publishing community where you can connect with readers while you write your book.
Tablo was part of AngelCube’s 2013 intake, they’ve since gone on to raise a seed round from local investors, and continue to grow
in a competitive market by focusing on making their users the most interesting people at the dinner table.
Ash started Tablo straight out of university as a desire to scratch his own itch and created the product because he was struggling to write his own book and knew there had to be a better way.
About David Chung
David is the Co-Founder & CEO at etaskr.
etaskr is the world's first online resourcing platform for enterprise, an internal and private odesk for organisations to break down functional silos to improve productivity, engagement and collaboration.
etaskr was part of AngelCube’s 2013 intake, they’ve since secured a lucrative enterprise contract with a major foundation client and raised a huge seed round they're set to announce.
David and Pat founded etaskr after working in corporate and growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of freedom, flexibility and innovation inside their huge organisation.
This is a FREE event.