FYI the Australian Association of Angel Investors (AAAI –http://www.aaai.net.au/) acts as a national voice for private investors with a passion for investing in and supporting emerging businesses – their focus is providing expert information and resources, peer-to-peer collaboration and internationally-recognised professional development programs to Angel Investors and entrepreneurs. AAAI also advocate on behalf of the Angel Investing community to shape policy and uphold professional standards.
“Â is a competitive, merit-based assistance program offering funding and resources to accelerate the business building process for Australian companies, entrepreneurs, researchers and inventors.” after that our friends atÂ http://www.enterpriseconnect.gov.au/Â “offer comprehensive advice and support to eligible Australian small and medium-sized enterprises to help them transform and reach their full potential”.
The following is c/oÂ Â – CA funding delivers flexible options to suit your stage of commercialisation;
Skills and Knowledge – Up to $50,000 to access specialist advice and services.
Experienced Executives – Up to $350,000 to engage a CEO or other senior executive.
Proof of Concept – $50,000 to $250,000 to prove the commercial viability of new IP.
Early Stage Commercialisation – $50,000 to $2 million to take a new product, service or process to market.
As well as funding Commercilisation Australia provide professional resources to add value to your business;
Case Managers – All Commercialisation Australia participants work with a Case Manager to assist them through the commercialisation process. We have a national network of Case Managers who are experienced business builders and understand the challenges of commercialising new IP.
Volunteer Business Mentors – Successful applicants are linked to mentors willing to share their skills and experience. Our database of qualified mentors includes entrepreneurs who have successfully commercialised IP, technology, domain and industry sector experts, and professional investors.