6-7th June 2022
Grow your business, find new customers and hire more people.
Join a select cohort of small and medium business peers for two days of focused work on your business run by successful entrepreneurs and venture investors.
Be inspired and engage in a motivational and collaborative atmosphere. Participate in workshops, coaching, mentoring, experience sharing and networking.
Commit to design and delivery of continuous improvements in your business that will see you find new customers, enhance your competitive advantage and grow your team.
Over the two days, you will get to network and hear from Canberra's most successful entrepreneurs on how they overcame roadblocks, adopted innovation and grew their business in Australia and globally. They will share their insights as a panel, on attracting capital, growing a world-class team, sales success and exiting.
Anne-Marie Perret is an angel investor, mentor and incredible fountain of knowledge in the innovation space. Anne-Marie has a plethora of business experience specialising in research and development funding and governance, investment and business growth.
Sylvia is a materials scientist with a special focus on renewable energy and commercialization. She was cofounder and MD of ASX listed Dyesol, is currently chairing ASX listed Zeotech and is a director/chairman of several startups, as well as the Griffin Accelerator, Canberra startup accelerator.
Sophia is a carbon technologist and circular economy expert. She is passionate about creating valuable products from emissions and is COO of Mineral Carbonation International. In 2020, Sophia was featured on ABC TV’s Q&A, TEDx, The New York Times, Time Magazine and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
Michele works with Significant Capital Venture and has over 20 years national and international early-stage venture capital management experience, managing three early-stage venture capital funds, investing in start-ups in a wide range of sectors, with some originating from deep university IP and others from independent founders all sharing common ground as innovative businesses with global disruption potential.
Harold is a highly resilient entrepreneur founding multiple businesses in his career with several successful business exits across a range of industry sectors. He is a mobile payment industry pioneer and has a track record of bringing multiple first-to-market, innovative and disruptive services to market in Australian and internationally.
Craig Davis is General Manager Growth Programs at the Canberra Innovation Network. His early career was in physics research, then he worked in the department of defence before co-founding a successful startup. Over the last decade he has mentored, supported and run programs for hundreds of founders and business leaders. He has a particular interest in empowering business leaders to build their entrepreneurial strength to better achieve their goals.
James is Director and Chief Investment Officer at Epicorp. He is an experienced CFO and Board Director, currently providing CFO advisory services to early-stage, fast growth companies and serving on the boards of Racing & Sports (ASX: RTH) and Lava Blue. His previous experience includes CFO of ArchTIS (ASX:AR9), CFO of Seeing Machines Ltd (AIM:SEE), as an audit partner at Ernst & Young . James is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. James holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from Manchester University.
Kate Lundy was the ACT Defence Industry Advocate from 2016 – 2018. Ms Lundy was a Federal Senator for the ACT for 20 years, holding a number of portfolios relating to technology, innovation, sport and multicultural affairs before retiring in 2015. Since 2015, Ms Lundy has been appointed to the boards of the National Roads and Motoring Association (NRMA), The Australian Grand Prix Corporation, the Australian Sports Technology Network and the Australian Cyber Security Research Institute, and on the CIT board.
Irene has been a crucial part of the Canberra Innovation Network for four years. Her workshops and contribution to entrepreneurs and researchers have helped many projects and businesses to grow and benefit through innovation methods.
She is a highly skilled facilitator and program manager. Irene is ranked by the CSIRO ON Prime program as one of the most experienced facilitators in Canberra in 2021.
As a business founder, entrepreneur, and investor, Duncan has over 25 years in startups and SMEs. Building companies with offices on two continents and selling products in 23 countries.
Growing his last business from a home garage, competing internationally and being acquired in September 2019.
Duncan now works with the CBRIN Growth team to grow and support businesses in the Canberra region.
Hollie is the founder of a handful of businesses, ranging from physical products to internet based finance software. All of these were initiated as a solution to a problem she had faced. She has deep insights into product development and lean innovation techniques.
Hollie joined Canberra Innovation Network as an experienced business adviser and facilitator. She is highly engaging and an exceptional networker.
With a background in Industrial Design, David has a passion for manufacturing connecting businesses with government opportunities to support growth, innovation and commercialisation. He is a passionate advocate for enabling Australian companies to reach their full potential.
Other presenters will be added closer to the date
David Barbalet - AusIndustry, Regional Manager
Alison Everett - Office of Defence Industry Support
James Robinson - SME Engagement Manager at CSIRO
Daisy Hu - Business Development Advisor at CSIRO R&D
Richard Everson - Growth Facilitator at Business Australia
Robert Holgate - ACT TradeStart Adviser - ACT Government & Austrade
Arthur Pappas - Commercialisation Facilitator Accelerating Commercialisation
Liz Kobold - Business Australia
Michael Phillips - Regional CBRIN
“The accelerator program from CBRIN has given our organisation great insight. CBRIN is one of the best innovation initiatives around.”
Obligation free application.
Program numbers are limited to 20 companies.
Highly subsidised for qualifying businesses
Two Days on the 6th and 7th of June 2022
Networking Dinner on the 6th June.
Highly subsodised Fee to attend if selected $350 per person
Normally $3000 per person
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.