June 2019

ON Accelerate 5 Level-Up Wrap-Up

The last couple of months have been very busy with CSIRO’s ON Accelerate 5 programme’s “Level-Up” series of short, sharp workshops across the country. These intensive sessions have infused new skills and knowledge across some key areas that our entrepreneurial teams need to accelerate and maximise impact. A very big shout out to my Co-Designer / Co-Facilitator David Ireland. Here’s a wrap-up.

SYDNEY IMMERSION WEEK: A shallow dive into everything you need to know and to setup what’s in store in the upcoming “Level-Up” series.

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We started with Immersion Week in early February. We focused on:

·      Prototyping: How to build, test, develop and protect your solution (product and business model),

·      Teaming: How to build and manage the high performance team you need for maximum results,

·      Story-telling: How to tell a story that moves people to support you and

·      Executing: How to build a plan and execute it.

PERTH LEVEL-UP: A deeper dive into Product and Business Model Prototyping

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In Level Up 1 we focused on: Prototyping: How to build, test, develop and protect your solution (product and business model).

Thanks to Megan Gobey for a great session on Prototyping!

Thanks to Andy Lamb for a great session on Hustling!

Thanks to Rafael Kimberley-Bowen for a great session on how to build, test, and present financial models!

Thanks to Paul Watt for a great session on understanding value proposition!

And thanks for a great deep dive Angel Investors Panel session: Tracie Clark, Greg Riebe

CANBERRA LEVEL-UP: A deeper dive into Building High-Performance Teams

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In Level Up 2 we focused on: Teaming: How to build and manage the high performance team you need for maximum results.

Thanks to David Romano for a great session on how to build a High-Performance Team!

Thanks to Nick McNaughton for a great session on Venture Capital!

Thanks to Murray Rankin for a great session on Commercialisation Grants!

SYDNEY LEVEL-UP: A deeper dive into Storey-telling and Speaking and Presentation Skills

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In Level Up3 we focused on: Story-telling: How to tell a story that moves people to support you. During this Level-Up we had a super focus on pitch technique, slide deck design and media training. We are well on our way to helping this great group of teams deliver massive impact!!!

Thanks to  Jo O’Reilly for a great session on Pitching for impact!

Thanks to Catriona Dixonfor a great session on Media training!

ADELAIDE LEVEL-UP: A deeper dive into How to develop and protect your solution (product and business model)

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Level Up 4 was in Adelaide! We had two great days talking about how to build value in your IP Portfolio, how to build a brand, how to use and negotiate term sheets. We also got ready for Demo Day on the 2nd of May in Brisbane.

Thanks to David Hughes for a great session on IP Development!

Thanks to both Judy Halliday and Hugo LeMessurierfor a great session on Term Sheets!

BRISBANE LEVEL-UP: A deeper dive into Story-telling and Speaking and Presentation Skills

In Level Up5 we focused on: Story-telling: How to tell a story that moves people to support you.

Thanks to Jo O’Reilly for a great session on Pitching for impact!

Thanks to Phil Morlefor a great session on Pitching to VCs!

Thanks to Cameron Turner for a great session on all things in an Entrepreneurs journey!

Thanks to Anthony Musumeci and David Hendersonfor a great one-on-one session on all things about pitching to VCs!

Demo Day in Brisbane was on the 2nd May – congratulations to all the teams.

MELBOURNE LEVEL-UP: A deeper dive into Executing (or How to build a plan and execute it)

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In Level Up 6 we focused on: How to build a milestone based plan, focused on the key value creation steps, and focused on building towards inflection points, and executing.

Thanks to Anabela Correiafor a great presentation!

And it’s a wrap! Well done to all the ON Accelerate 5 teams!! Thanks to the CSIRO ON Team!!!