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Money Magnet Workshop – North Queensland

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 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

Glenys Schuntner

Glenys joined Regional Development Australia Townsville and North West Queensland (RDA) as CEO in 2010 where her role is to facilitate and advocate for sustainable economic development.

Glenys also chairs the Australian Government’s Advisory Group on Northern Australia and is a member of several regional committees including the State Government’s North West Minerals Province Stakeholder Advisory Committee.

Glenys’ previous roles include CEO of Townsville Enterprise, senior roles at the Australian Trade Commission and management roles in the tourism industry.

In her private capacity, Glenys is the Chair of the JCU Townsville Fire Women’s National Basketball League team.

More guest speakers to be announced soon!


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!


March 17
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST


Impact Innovation Group


Smart Precinct NQ
143 Walker St
Townsville, Queensland 4810 Australia