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    Understanding Investors with Peter Laurie

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    As part of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneurs Regional Roadshow, join Peter Laurie, Director, Junta for an interactive presentation.

    Understanding Investors

    From a founder's point of view, investors are a strange group. They have the expertise, contacts, and the cash that founders need, but sometimes seem to be unwilling to put that into action.
    A perspective change can help.
    When we are talking about investment, your business is the product, which makes the investors the customers.
    As a founder you know not to sell products to customers without first understanding them.
    But that is exactly the way that most founders approach the task, making the whole thing a lot harder than it should be.

    Peter Laurie is going to take us through how investors think and how to communicate why your business is a good investment.


    About Peter Laurie

    Peter participates heavily in the Australian innovation ecosystem. He has been an entrepreneur in residence for twenty accelerator programs locally, nationally, and internationally, and a mentor on many more. He presents regularly on all aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation to a broad range of audiences.
    Peter is an electrical engineer by training, has an MBA, and has been doing software development for the last thirty years. He is a mentor, adviser, and angel investor.

    About the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur, Julia Spicer
    Julia Spicer OAM is a vibrant rural entrepreneur and a catalyst for change. Founder of three regional businesses based in Goondiwindi, Qld - Engage & Create Consulting, The Goondiwindi Business Hub and the recently sold House4390.

    Julia has grown the activity and impact of innovation into the farming and business communities across the state. Julia has a particular gift for engaging woman and indigenous businesses in her work. Julia assists entrepreneurs and business owners with the work of business plan writing, designing value propositions and attracting grant and investment funds.

    Julia's mission is to contribute to the vibrancy and viability of rural and regional Australia by helping businesses grow. Through strategic planning, coaching and online courses; Julia does just that.

    About Smart Precinct NQ
    Smart Precinct NQ is the home of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in North QLD, supporting people with ideas to start and grow.
    The Innovation Ecosystem in North Queensland has shown considerable growth in the period 2019-2024. Smart Precinct NQ connects and empowers stakeholders to catalyse innovation and grow industry innovation, and economic outcomes for Townsville and Queensland. Smart Precinct NQ provides a central point of incubation and acceleration for idea generation, collaboration, problem-solving, commercialisation pathways and investment readiness. We connect and collaborate with entrepreneurs, SME’s, industry, government, researchers, investors and the wider community.
    www.spnq.org

    This event is proudly supported by the Office of Chief Entrepreneur, Queensland Government, Trade and Investment Queensland,Β Smart Precinct NQ, James Cook University and Townsville City Council.


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