Deloitte Australia

 

The Deloitte Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary Deloitte Employee applicant from the Deloitte Australia Community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Sydney Founder Institute for free. The recipients will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Sydney Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Deloitte Australia, the brand under which thousands of professionals across a network of member firms collaborate to provide audit, economics, financial advisory, human capital, tax and technology services. Through the Deloitte Founder Fellowship, everyone from the Deloitte Australia community is invited to apply to the Sydney Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well (valued at $1,375 for startup founders, and $6,000 for corporate founders).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Deloitte Founder Fellowship for the Sydney Autumn 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by February 28, 2016 using this link.


Grant: The recipients of the Deloitte Founder Fellowship will be awarded within 3 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the Deloitte Founder Fellowship.


The Funding Lifecycle; Building Relationships, Selling Yourself, and Staying Connected, by Jon Carder

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-05

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In this talk from the San Diego Founder Institute, Jon Carder presents some key tenets to fundraising both in early and more mature stages of one’s business.  A seasoned entrepreneur, Carder shares his personal experiences with how he went about funding his own endeavors, and the highs and lows he has endured throughout his career. He believes that some amount of struggling is a ‘rite of passage’, and that bootstrapping, tight budgets, and strict discipline are what kept his company alive in difficult times. 

Jon Carder is the Founder and CEO of MojoPages.com, an online Local Search company dedicated to helping consumers find the best local businesses. He served as a mentor for several semesters with the San Diego Founder Institute, which is currently accepting applications for the upcoming Autumn session. If you could use expert training, feedback, and support to launch a technology company, then apply today. The Final Application Deadline is Sunday, October 7th.

The art of fundraising may seem like daunting and foreign territory; however, it all comes down to building and maintaining relationships.  Carder stresses the importance of taking advantage of every networking opportunity, and views each pitch as a valuable learning experience.  He also points out that in addition to having a good idea with potential, venture capitalists are ultimately investing in you - selling yourself is half the battle. Finally, Carder encourages graduates to stay engaged with the startup ecosystem, and says “the best time to hang out with people with money is when you don’t need it”. Do lunch, grab coffee, attend conferences; take your investors along for the ride and keep them updated. The more you engage them, the easier it will be to secure funding not only for this startup, but for every endeavor hereafter. 

 If you like the video below be sure to follow Jon on Twitter @JonCarder

 

 


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