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CSIRO-developed hybrid battery secures US$32.5M, but who profits?

So while this $US32.5 million US Government funding for UltraBattery is certainly a tremendous validation for the technology and the CSIRO researchers who developed it, the international licensing option pursued means that Australia will, in all likelihood, only receive couch change from what stands to be an extremely lucrative venture for the foreign companies (Furukawa Battery Company and East Penn) that are actually doing the commercialisation.

You have 90 seconds to pitch. GO!

If you were given the opportunity to stand up for 90 seconds and pitch your company to a panel of angel investors and a raucous, how would you fare?

Delivery of specialist advice (CCI ‘Call for comment’)

Yesterday, as a continuation of our five part blog series calling on members of the private sector to join me in responding to the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research’s 'Opportunity for Comment', we asked readers to help us respond to the first part of the Department's SmartForm, 'Addressing the Commercialisation Gaps'. Today, we're turning our attention to the second section, which we're calling: 'Delivery of specialist advice'.

Cool Company Awards, 2009 – Nominations Open!

It's on again. Over coming weeks, we'll be scouring the nation for Australia's coolest companies. It's the first stage in Australia's most innovative business awards program - The Nomination Phase.

Venture Capital by Design: Seminar

This first event in Anthill's upcoming 'Tunnel Talk' series, held in conjunction with Design Victoria, is a two-part initiative developed for business builders, commercial...

Students paint up a storm at close of eWeek

It would be impossible to watch these videos and not feel a slight warm and fuzzy feeling about the future of entrepreneurship in Australia. On Friday night, the bright young things at Entrepreneurs Week (eWeek) concluded seven days of entrepreneurial activities with the program's flagship event, the Innovators’ Challenge.

Minister Carr wants to know how you would spend $196 million

For those unfamiliar with the proposed Commonwealth Commercalisation Institute (CCI), the initiative was announced as part of the 2009 Budget. At the time, Nick McNaughton, writing for Anthill, made the observation that the CCI should be viewed as welcome relief, citing Powering Ideas - An Innovation Agenda for the 21st Century and Australia’s failure over the last decade to keep up an appropriate level of investment in innovation compared to our peers.

A guide to angel investing (ebook)

Designed to help high net worth individuals become successful Angel Investors. Angel investing involves active mentoring and coaching of an early stage management team towards a successful exit or additional funding, probably from a venture capital firm. This book sets out a comprehensive and rigorous process which will help the Angel generate deal flow, evaluate investment proposals and manage the investment and subsequent harvest. The book also provides a useful guide to managing operational risks in the venture.

“A guide to raising angel and venture capital finance (ebook)”

This eBook by celebrated Australian entrepreneur and lecturer Dr Tom McKaskill was developed as entrepreneur’s guide to securing venture finance.

"A guide to raising angel and venture capital finance (ebook)"

This eBook by celebrated Australian entrepreneur and lecturer Dr Tom McKaskill was developed as entrepreneur’s guide to securing venture finance.

New SMEs are more likely to have ADD

Ok, so I’m not talking about 10-year-old boys on Ritalin selling lemonade on the corner of a suburban street. I’m talking about small and medium enterprise with Advertising Deficit Disorder. Chances are, that’s you.

How to promote your capital raising legally

Very few private or unlisted companies that are seeking to raise capital companies have any clear understanding of the laws associated with raising capital, nor the options available to them. Steve Torso clarifies some pressing legal issues for private capital seekers.

Venture Capital by Design: Masterclass

Part of Anthill's upcoming 'Tunnel Talk' series, held in conjunction with Design Victoria, this two-part initiative is designed for business builders, commercial innovators, aspiring...

How to sell your business – Invest to Exit (ebook)

This eBook by celebrated Australian entrepreneur and lecturer Dr Tom McKaskill features strategies for profitable exits by angel and VC investors.

Need a finance template for a bank loan?

Are you seeking a template that is purposely designed to accompany a business bank loan? BusinessPlans.com.au has prepared hundreds of business plans for bank loans...

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How to work with a $0 marketing budget

You know your idea is a winner and it won’t take much effort to get it off the ground, but you're not in a position to throw money at it at the moment. What are you going to do with a zero dollar marketing budget? Use your brain and get creative.

It takes 100 cups of coffee to refine your start-up pitch

I often joke that it takes 100 cups of coffee to get a new start-up funded. Not because the investor is one out of 100 but because it takes a long time to get the story polished.

Twitter's business plan leak offers lessons for any start-up

If you haven't already been tweeted the news, TechCrunch's editorial staff found itself in possession of over 300 private documents last month, direct from the private email account of Twitter CEO Evan Williams. Questions of ethics and privacy aside, the contents of these documents offer some salient insights on the startup process from one of the world's most successful digital companies (if you view massive user adoption without a clear revenue model as a measure of success).

Twitter’s business plan leak offers lessons for any start-up

If you haven't already been tweeted the news, TechCrunch's editorial staff found itself in possession of over 300 private documents last month, direct from the private email account of Twitter CEO Evan Williams. Questions of ethics and privacy aside, the contents of these documents offer some salient insights on the startup process from one of the world's most successful digital companies (if you view massive user adoption without a clear revenue model as a measure of success).
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