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MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
MEGA 2011 NSW Info night
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MEGA 2011 NSW Info night

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MEGA is a course for first time digital entrepreneurs and established companies seeking to validate their ideas before talking investors, angels, or incubators. It will run form April 18th - July 28th …

MEGA is a course for first time digital entrepreneurs and established companies seeking to validate their ideas before talking investors, angels, or incubators. It will run form April 18th - July 28th in Sydney.

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  • 1. 2011 NSW ProgramInformation NightMarch 28th, 2011 <br />Roger Kermode, Ph.D., GAICD<br />NSW State Manager<br />
  • 2. Tonight’s Agenda<br /><ul><li>It’s never been a better time to start
  • 3. What is MEGA?
  • 4. Why MEGA
  • 5. Course Overview
  • 6. Ecosystem Fit
  • 7. Selection Criteria
  • 8. Sponsors and Prizes
  • 9. Key Dates / Next Steps</li></li></ul><li>New Products Dominate<br />Source: “The future of Corporate Innovation”, Presentation at Summit of The Future 2005 by Andreas Neef<br />
  • 10. Distribution is Easierthan Ever Before<br />92% of all phones<br />sold will be smart<br />phones<br />Source: Various IDC News Releases<br />Primary: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAU22758911<br />
  • 11. Mobile Will be Biggerthan the PC<br />Graphic Removed for copyright reasons.<br />Please go directly to source, slide 7:<br />Source: KPCB Top Mobile Trends, Matt Murphy / Mary Meeker:<br />http://www.slideshare.net/kleinerperkins/kpcb-top-10-mobile-trends-feb-2011<br />
  • 12. But You Ain’t Seen Nuthin’ Yet!<br />
  • 13. Australia has becomethe Perfect Test Market<br />Source: Australian Treasury Note, October 2010<br />http://www.treasurer.gov.au/DisplayDocs.aspx?doc=economicnotes/2010/032.htm&pageID=000&min=wms&Year=&DocType=<br />
  • 14. NBN is a Game Changer<br />
  • 15. Capital is Freeing Up<br />AdVenture<br />Capital<br />$20k<br />To<br />$25k<br />$50k<br /> to<br />$500k<br />~$2m<br />To<br />~$12m<br />$300k<br />To<br />$4m<br />$10m+<br />
  • 16. A Course for First Time Digital Entrepreneurs<br />Core Aims<br /><ul><li>Upskill Digital Entrepreneurs
  • 17. Before you talk to Angels / Incubators
  • 18. Before you embark on a new project in their business
  • 19. Generate Deal Flow
  • 20. Angels
  • 21. Incubators</li></li></ul><li>A Course for First TimeDigital Entrepreneurs<br />What MEGA is<br /><ul><li>Entrepreneurship Course NOT an incubator
  • 22. Mentor Driven Lectures & Practical
  • 23. Prepare Investment Memorandum
  • 24. 19 Sessions
  • 25. April 18th to July 28th
  • 26. Wednesday Nights / Some Weekend Afternoons
  • 27. 60+ hours of Content and Exercises</li></ul>Pitch Day July 28th<br />
  • 28. PracticalConnected Learning<br />Methodology<br /><ul><li>VolunteerMentor Driven Lectures and Training
  • 29. Practical, Customer Focused
  • 30. Lots of Pitching
  • 31. Prepare Investment Memorandum
  • 32. Pitch Day to Angels</li></li></ul><li>Know How toPresent Like a Pro<br />Who to talk to?<br />Customers<br />Partners<br />Suppliers<br />Investors<br />Each other!<br />Why?<br />Cust Dev / Sales<br />Distribution<br />Best Fit Terms<br />Funding<br />Team Building<br />
  • 33. Course Outline<br />Welcome and Introductions April 18th<br />Course Overview, Business Basics, Pitching 101 April 27th<br />Team Formation for Idea Generation April 30th (Sat)<br />Lessons from the market: Global Opportuinites May 4th<br />Entrepreneruship, Intro to Idea Evaluation May 11th<br />Business Model Creation May 18th<br />Testing Value Proposition May 21st (Sat)<br />Testing Customers / Users and Demand Creation May 5th<br />Testing Market Channel + Legals and Deals June 1st<br />Testing Revenue Model June 4th (Sat)<br />Testing Partners, Resources, Cost Structre and Funding Resources June 8th<br />Business Feasibility Round Table June 15th<br />Tech Testing Round Table June 22nd<br />Business Proposal 1 – Offer / Opportunity / Value Prop/ Organisation June 29th<br />Business Proposal 2 – Marketing / Reosurces/ Dev / Finances Risks July 6th<br />Business Proposal 3 – Feedback from Mentors on Business Plan July 13th<br />Pitch Skills 1 – Presentation Skills July 16th (Sat) <br />Pitch Skills 2 – Pitch Practice Sessions with Mentors July 20th<br />Fedback from Mentors – Final Practice July 27th<br />Pitch Day July 28th<br />
  • 34. Advisory BoardExperience In Spades!<br />Advisory Board Members<br />Roger Kermode (chair) Manager MEGA NSW, Dir Biz Dev ANZA, ex Motorola, Ph.D. MIT Media Lab<br />Jennifer Wilson Director, Project Factor, ex HWW, Long Time Mega Supporter<br />Kate Carruthers Founder Social Innovation Sydney, ex AMP, Westfeild, NSW Govt<br />Kim Heras Founder/ GM PushStart, ex TheNextWeb(Australia) and TechNation<br />Michael Ungerboeck Founder/CEO Digital Lead Network ex Mobile Messenger, Optus, Hutch<br />Rob Antulov Founder of 3eep, Angel Investor, Ex Fairfax Digital, Booze Hamilton <br />Roger Lawrence CTO Cloud Services (South Pacific) HP, MEGA 2009 Alumni<br />Sara Lucas Founder EnrichMe, Founder Heads over Heels, ex Macquarie Bank<br />Shane Williamson Founder Mobile Mondays Sydney, Long Time MEGA Supporter<br />Terms<br />Select Companies for Admission<br />Mentor Pool Review and Additions<br />Post Course Program Review<br />
  • 35. NSW Program is Designed to Enable Slingshot / Follow Up Opportunities<br />Tech23<br />CeBIT<br />CeBIT<br />SydStart<br />SydStart<br />SydStart<br />AMPlify<br />NSW 2011<br />Program<br />Apr<br />May<br />Jun<br />Jul<br />Aug<br />Sep<br />Oct<br />Nov<br />Dec<br />Jan<br />Feb<br />Mar<br />Apr<br />May<br />Mar<br />2012<br />2011<br />All Rights Reserved, (c) Alimua Pty Ltd 2010<br />
  • 36. MEGA’s Sponsors<br />Fortunate to Have a Number of Sponsors<br />Could not Run Program Without Their Support<br />Each sponsor brings own unique connections<br />Prizes to enable follow on mentoring<br />
  • 37. MEGA’s Sponsors<br />
  • 38. MEGA’s Sponsors<br />
  • 39. MEGA’s Sponsors<br /> $2,000 Prize for Most Promising Startup<br />
  • 40. MEGA’s Sponsors<br /> $1,500 for Most Promising Cloud Based Service<br />
  • 41. MEGA’s Sponsors<br />
  • 42. MEGA’s Sponsors<br /> $500 for Best User Experience Concept<br />
  • 43. MEGA’s Sponsors<br />
  • 44. Selection Criteria<br />Preference Given To<br />Teams of 2 or 3 (at lease one developer)<br />Opportunity with potential to scale<br />Entries with strong story in one or more of<br />Mobile<br />Enterprise<br />Cloud<br />Why?<br />Help focus teams into high potential areas<br />
  • 45. Pricing EncouragesTeam Formation<br />Course Fees<br /><ul><li>Teams (Cost per Person)
  • 46. Full $850
  • 47. Concession $550
  • 48. Individuals
  • 49. Full $950
  • 50. Concession $650</li></li></ul><li>Key Dates<br />Today Applications Open<br />April 8th Applications Close 5pm SHARP<br />April 11th Advisory Board meets to Select Successful Applicants<br />April 13th Applicants notified of Decision<br />April 18th Networking / Kick Off Course begins<br />For More Information<br />http://www.mega.org.au<br />roger@mega.org.au<br />

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