At the Forum and Workshop on 25th June, we established five working groups.

One of these groups, convened by Michael Dilettoso, is focused on the the mechanisms for new ventures to acquire the necessary funding to get established and grow their business. The scope of this may include (but is not limited to):

  1. Creating an Adelaide branded investment fund
  2. Creating an Australian early stage fund based in Adelaide
  3. Providing greater access to finance for early stage companies
  4. Setting up a seed fund
  5. Looking at other options and alternative strategies for funding, such as bootstrapping and crowdfunding.

A report on the deliberations of this Working Group has been prepared by Michael and is available here.