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Connecting female founders to the investment community through free workshops, meet-ups and mentoring




“Thank you so much for facilitating such an amazing course and program - I’ve got so much out of it, including two new ‘accountability’ start up friends locally who I meet with to trade tales, support and advice, and now I get a professional mentor too! How lucky I am to have found Rare Birds.”

Jessica, founder of Jigglehub and PropelHer Program alumnus

Applications for the 2021 program have now closed.

Female founders who are ready to SCALE their business and want to access the world of funding and investment can apply for this FREE program. Meet the people who matter: venture capital experts, angel investors, crowdfunders and serial entrepreneurs

  • First class training in capital raising by subject-matter experts

  • Three 90-minute intensive masterclasses to prepare you to secure funding

  • Course participants can apply for one of 10 scholarships to receive 6 months of 1:1 mentoring with a handpicked mentor from Rare Birds

  • Participants meet and connect online at facilitated networking events

  • Exclusive meet the investors event. An evening of insights and expertise PLUS the opportunity to network and meet the local investment community

WORKSHOP SERIES:
Grow your knowledge, confidence and connections
Session One: Capital Raising Fundamentals with Cathryn Lyall, Partner at Seed Space Venture Capital
Understand the different options for raising capital. Learn how investors will want to work with and support your business.
Session Two: Pitching and Storytelling
Learn how to build and deliver a pitch that tells your business story, and which clearly articulates your business model, viability and strategy.
One-hour workshop with Phil Ore, CEO and Co-Founder, 25eight Group. As pitch mentor for Startup Victoria, Phil provided monthly pitch mentoring support for 100s of Startups. This is followed by a one-hour informal Q&A discussion with Shamila Gopalan, CEO and Founder, HerWit. Shamila helps B2B2C Startup & SME Female Founders scale their business
Session Three: The Investment Cycle with Ben Chong, Partner Right Click Capital
Understand the typical investment cycle and examine key areas such as term sheets, due diligence and legal requirements.

PLUS: VIP tickets to special event October 21, 5.30pm - 8.00pm AEST
Meet the Investors: Bridging the gender gap in access to capital
An evening of insights and expertise and the opportunity to network and meet the local investment community


Program participants are eligible to apply for one of 10 Rare Birds Mentoring Scholarships. They receive 2 hours each month for 6 months of 1:1 mentoring to truly accelerate their business journey


Applications for the 2021 program have now closed.
Thanks to our event sponsors

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