Final Programme – Sydney 2014

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Here is the final programme for the day.

This event will be discussion-focused and interactive in a symposium style. Our aim is to have as much involvement as we can from all participants in the Summit. We will do this through facilitated sessions that bring out an exchange of views. We also aim to have some fun & inject some humour as that makes for a better learning environment.

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Session & Subject Speakers/Panellists Time
A. Welcome &
Introduction to Crowdfunding

  • What it is
  • History
  • How it works
  • Overview of forms
  • World survey
 

Rick Chen
Co-founder & Director Pozible
(Australia’s global crowdfunding platform)

Anna Maguire
Author of Crowdfund It!
(One of the first books on the crowdfunding phenomenon, now in its 3rd edition)

9.00-10.00
B. Crowdfunding in detail

  • Donation
  • Rewards Based (projects/creative)
  • Equity
 

Lloyd Perry
Australian Manager Indiegogo
(Arguably the world’s largest Crowdfunding platform)

Prashan Paramanathan
CEO Chuffed
(Non-Profit, Charity & Social Causes Crowdfunding platform)

Stuart Fox
Managing Partner Artesian Capital
& Founder Venture Crowd
(Australian equity crowdfunding platform)

10.00 -11.00
KeyNote: Economic Benefits & Opportunities  

Jason Best
Co-founder & Managing Partner Crowdfund Capital Advisors
(Strategic crowdfunding advisors, initiator of crowdfunding provisions in the US JOBS Act, co-author of World Bank Report on Crowdfunding) via video link

11.20-11.40
C. Crowdfunding as a source of finance 

  • For education & research
  • For social enterprises & start-ups
  • Its role compared with other start-up capital

 

 

Paul Niederer
CEO & Founder ASSOB
(the World’s first Equity Crowdfunding platform)

Christine Kaine
Director Business Angels
(Early pioneer of angel investing in Australia)

Professor Deb Verhoeven 
Professor of Media & Communications, leading Australian researcher on crowdfunding Deakin University
(Tertiary Education Institution)

 11.45-12.30
Lunch 12.45-2.00
Lunch Breakout session:Equity Crowdfunding/Crowdinvesting Sector Risk Identification Workshop 12.45-2.00
D. Getting the message out

  • The role of communications & social media in crowdfunding
 

Professor Deb Verhoeven 
Professor of Media & Communications, leading Australian researcher on crowdfunding Deakin University
(Tertiary Education Institution)

2.00-2.30
E. Applications of Crowdfunding

  • Applications
  • Niches
 

Tom Dawkins
CEO & Founder StartSomeGood
(Social Impact Crowdfunding platform)

Chris Gilbert
Managing Director & co-founder Equitise
(Start-up Equity Crowdfunding platform)

Paul Schell
Co-founder IconPark
(Restaurant/Hospitality Crowdfunding platform, a world first in Australia!)

Richard Briggs
Co-founder Sportaroo
(Sports crowdfunding website)

2.30-3.15
F. Crowdfunding Equity & Loans

  • Issues and Risks
  • Regulatory issues
 

John Kluver
Executive Director Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee
(Australian Government Agency & Author of the report to government on equity crowdfunding)

Paul Niederer
CEO & Founder ASSOB
(the World’s first Equity Crowdfunding platform)

Daniel Foggo
CEO Ratesetter Australia
(Crowdfunding loans or Peer to Peer lending platform)

3.30-5.00
Initiate the Crowd Celebration: After Event Drinks 5.00-6.00

 

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