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Money Magnet Workshop – Logan & Redlands

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST


This free, half-day workshop explores the process of taking new ideas to market and aimed at businesses looking to grow through their ideas

Does your business need a financial boost to remain thriving or to turn ideas into new income streams? Both the Queensland and Federal governments are offering unprecedented funding, business support and tax incentives to help businesses grow and commercialise new ideas. Angel groups and investors are in Queensland looking for the next opportunity.

This practical Money Magnet workshop will explain what sources of funding are available, what appeals to different types of investors, and how to boost your power to secure investment.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

• The common attributes that public and private investors look for in a new opportunity

• What you need to have in place before approaching potential backers

• How grants are commonly assessed

• Techniques to differentiate and articulate value

• Funding options and pathways

• What makes a pitch or proposal more likely to succeed

The Innovate Queensland Money Magnet workshop provides you with practical advice on capital raising from existing high-growth businesses and regional support representatives, as well as proven concepts delivered by experts to help your business attract and secure investment.

In this workshop, you’ll hear from local Queensland innovation representatives on emerging funding and business opportunities and where you can find support specific to your region and across the state. You’ll then be connected with a successful high-growth business leader to discuss key learnings and insights on how they successfully started and scaled their business. Finally, a globally recognised innovation and commercialisation expert will then walk through a range of proven methods and hacks that you can apply in your business.


Guest Speakers 

Tyson Jennings from Yodel

Tyson is the co-founder of Yodel, originally a shift filling platform made by Simon and Tyson, a couple of McDonald’s managers, designed to help managers and business owners connect with their staff and fill shifts in seconds. Covid-19 meant the business had to change. Now Yodel is a local business listing platform that helps people discover and support local businesses, deals and specials. With over 16,000 businesses listed on the platform and thousands of users, Yodel is the new way to connect with your local community.

Yodel helps business owners migrate customers to any platforms that work best for their business. We do this by connecting your profile to any prefered platforms including UberEATS, Menu log, social media, jobs, websites, booking forms, Covid check-in, online stores the options for your business are endless.

Tyson has a background is corporate sales and partnerships, specialising identifying and setting up partnerships in new and existing markets. He operates as the Chief Cheerleader and CMO of Yodel.


Joanna Apps from EC Connect and Logan Startup Hub

Joanna is the Co-Founder of ECConnect and Logan Startup Hub, she has also been very proactive in helping to build our Logan entrepreneur/startup ecosystem, as a founding leader of INNOV8 Logan and member of Logan Angels and Redlands Angels investment groups.

Having recently exited from ECConnect via a successful M&A deal, Joanna now aims to leverage her own experience and business knowledge to help other small companies find success and growth opportunities through her work at the Logan Startup Hub and INNOV8 Logan


Workshop Facilitator

Dr Lewis Atkinson from Impact Innovation Group

Dr Lewis Atkinson is a unique innovation and design-thinking professional and international Strategic Management facilitator. He has 30 years’ experience in knowledge production and transfers through both commercial and public-good innovation pathways to market.

Lewe started his boundary-spanning career in FMCG operations, planning and research with Unifoods Australia. In 1993 he became Research and Information Services Manager for Australian Meat Technology Pty Ltd, a CSIRO technology start-up and management consulting company. He joined a team that started a new industry-owned innovation and marketing services company – Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd – where he has held several senior executive positions over the past 16 years.

Lewe’s solid technical and financial grounding, combined with a strong creative side, enables him to see patterns, pathways, and solutions that others often miss. He works with clients all over Australia facilitating and consulting in Strategic Planning & Management, Innovation, Cross-boundary Collaboration and Research Leadership Development.

Innovate Queensland workshop feedback

More than 5000 people have attended Innovate Queensland’s Skills Development workshops and webinars, giving them an overall satisfaction rating above 94%.

“The facilitator was very knowledgeable and engaged well. The group discussions about funding/grants was helpful as well as the BMC, FAB analysis”

“There is wonderful support from Advance Queensland and Impact Innovation. It makes such a huge difference to us as a business. Thanks for the great session today! See you all soon and have a great day – fantastic connecting with other founders too!”

This workshop is an integral business development workshop created to teach the tools, skills and considerations required to develop ideas into outcomes. To see Innovate Queensland’s other service offerings please visit our webpage.

The Innovate Queensland Program is delivered by Impact Innovation Group Pty Ltd under contract to the Queensland Government and supports the Government’s Advance Queensland initiative.

Are you ready to kickstart your capital-raising journey or reassess how to pitch and fund your new venture?

Click here to register now!


April 20
9:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST


Impact Innovation Group