Four Periscopes - 20 experts from all parts of the globe discuss our future post COVID-1917th April 2020
We invite you to join us for our upcoming Piranhas' Feast event. This two-day virtual event starts on Thursday April 16 and ends on Friday April 17. Register today and don't miss out. See full event schedule below the page for details.
In the traditional Shark Tank, small fish enter in the hope of securing a rare offer of support. That model has been used to drive investment into start-up businesses. Chances of collaboration are relatively low.
At CMU Australia, the waters in the tank are different and ones that are conducive to a special school of fish. CMU Australia has started the ‘Piranhas’ Feast’ because opportunities are created differently. The ‘university of piranhas’ are very hungry for opportunities, big opportunities. With world class skills, a passion to succeed and the resilience to overcome challenges, students want to feast on big opportunities.
In the real-world, if a shark enters a tank full of piranhas, it is "game on", and finally the shark is no match for a school of piranhas.
If, however, there is a bigger feed on offer,
both the shark and the piranhas are likely to go after the bigger
opportunity. At CMU Australia we seek partnerships and welcome hungry sharks with
big project ideas and/or funding to the ‘Piranhas’ Feast’ for
collaborative creation and feed on big opportunities. Given the
different skills yet similar passion to succeed, the possibility of a
synergistic relationship is high. CMU Australia envisions enormous opportunities
The investor reverse-pitches the opportunity to the students on why the opportunity should be attractive to them and why they should choose the investor to partner with
The feast is engulfed with a clear appreciation for the strengths of the other and in a manner that seeks to keep the relationship strong.
Student's Pitch Back
Informal discussions are held and thereafter, based on the level of interest, students pitch back to the investor on why they should be chosen as partners for the feast.
Thursday 16 April 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dr. Anne Collins, General Manager of Microsampling Business Unit
Marco Baccanti, CEO of Trajan Nutrition
Opportunity in the current market development strategy and execution in the following areas: The student(s) will have the opportunity to be engaged in an activity covering the following steps:
Weworkbook is a web-based solution supporting businesses that run training courses, seminars or workshop events to:
one position available for a Data Analyst – Enrolment Prediction
Friday 17 April 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
WISECAR PTY LTD incorporated as an Australian company in February 2020. WISECAR develops software solutions for fleet management, researches on vehicle IoT services integration and exploring the feasibility of using blockchain technology in the fleet management market. WISECAR project was initiated during the ADC Blockchain Summit 2019 when the concept was pitched for the first time as one of the finalists of Blockchain Innovation Challenge 2019. WISECAR PTY LDT is also a partner of Founder Institute Palo Alto, California, United States and a graduating company from the Founder Institute Adelaide program.
WISECAR PTY LTD headquarter is at Moonshot Lab, Adelaide.
There are five positions available.
Health and Life, October 2019
David Dahm is a Chartered Accountant and is the CEO and
Founder of Health and Life, which is a national Chartered
Accounting Firm that provides advisory, tax and accounting
services to the healthcare industry. He presented the opportunity of establishing an international board who will be responsible for harmonising the standards and clinical bodies for healthcare. Learn more
Helistar Aviation, September 2019
Shane Yeend owner of Helistar Aviation, is one of Adelaide’s most prolific and
successful entrepreneurs. With a grand plan of using drones to manage
the safety of beaches, Shane entered CMU-A’s piranha tank. With a
successful reverse-pitch, students were delighted with the possibility
to partner. Individual student pitches were then made, and four students
were chosen to take the opportunity forward. This was the first ever feast event. Learn more