The Wealth of Ideas - turning concepts into cash

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Council Event

For : Everyone, 
18 May 2017 at  9:00 AM  -1:00 PM
18 May 2017 at  1:00 PM  -1:00 PM
Where: CSIRO Lindfield
36  Bradfield Rd, Lindfield
Contact details:
Contact Person:Will Adames
Telephone: 9424 0757
Website: N/A
Cost: Free


Having a great idea is only the first step in starting a successful business. Let us help you assess your idea, and find the tools that will take you from great idea to great business strategy – whether you’re new to the game, or a seasoned veteran.

Part 1: In the Know

Hear directly from those in the know - the people who have the information you need to take the next step in your business journey.


James Chin Moody, co-founder and CEO of Sendle

A leading thinker on innovation and award-winning young executive, James was previously Executive Director of Development at the CSIRO, Australian National Commissioner for UNESCO and a panellist on the ABC TV television program The New Inventors.

James will discuss the challenge of turning a good idea into a business and share his experience of launching innovative new products and services to commercial success.


Brian Dorricott: CEO at Slingshot Accelerator, MD at Meteorical

A specialist in innovation, commercialisation and funding pitch development and delivery, Brian will outline the steps needed to test the commercial viability of your idea.



Fiona Anson: Co-founder of Workible

Co-founder of recruitment platform Workible, Fiona Anson is an award-winning businesswoman with a proven track in business development. Fiona will discuss the steps you need to take once you decide your business idea is viable.


Anna Grocholsky - Director of Commercialisation and Innovation at Macquarie University

Anna’s background is in the field of intellectual property consultancy. Anna now heads up Macquarie University’s Commercialisation and Innovation section that transfers the results of Macquarie’s research into products and services that benefit industry and the wider community.

Part 2: Meeting of the Minds

Connecting those who need help with those who can provide it. Meet the people with the knowledge, skills and connections to propel your idea forward.

Guests will include:

  • NSW Dept of Industry
  • Business Connect Advisors
  • Macquarie University
  • NSW Business Chamber
  • Entrepreneurs and innovators

This free event is hosted by Ku-ring-gai Council and CSIRO, and proudly supported by the NSW Government Boosting Business Innovation Program.

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