Successful Entrepreneurs Inspire Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Posted 24th September 2019

100 ambitious Adelaide-based start-up and early-idea aspirants flocked to Carnegie Mellon University last night to gain insights into startup funding in Adelaide.

The session on How to Raise Money for your startup, was hosted by the newly formed SA Chapter of the Founder Institute.

The highlight of the evening was hearing from leading Adelaide business people who had firsthand experience successfully launching, mentoring or funding a start up!

The panel, pictured below, included James McGill, Chatham Capital Exchange’s Executive Director, Marty Gauvin, CEO at Virtual Ark, Sasha Baranikov, Co-Founder of Uniti Wireless, Will Sami, Beegin’s CEO and Flavia Tata Nardini, CEO and Co-Founder of Fleet Space Technologies.

“We’re pleased to work with CMU-A as we are both passionate about innovation and inspiring talented and motivated people to create global technology companies for the future, said James Scott from Founder Institute.

Adelaide has a strong and vibrant start-up culture and we are proud to bring Founder Institute to Adelaide, think big - James Scott

“This is not your ordinary program, building a start-up is not easy and nor is the program.

“FI is a global brand with a global network providing a proven, practical program, we help people start and build successful companies with mentors that have done it before,” said James.

The Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator having helped over 3,500 startups, raised over $1 billion and built some of the world's fastest growing companies.

FI is hosting seven free information session to recruit individuals and teams for its inaugural 14-week long program at Lot 14, where top Adelaide CEOs and entrepreneurs assist in presenting programs, mentoring the founders and sharing their experiences.

Carnegie Mellon University will host another Founders Institute information session event on How to Start a Global Startup in Adelaide starting at 6 pm on Monday 21st October 2019.