If you are:
1) Based in Adelaide, Australia
2) Interested in business, particularly VC funding
3) Looking at networking with a VC / business expert and other business people
--- then, you might want to check out the TechMentor Information Session to be held on the 15th of May at 5:30pm in the city. This event is being offered through the Venture Capital Board of South Australia. If you're interested, visit the VCBSA site and register. I also uploaded the press release and brochure in this page (available only until end of May 2007).
Matthew Michalewicz, CEO of SolveIT Software Pty Ltd and author of Winning Credibility, is the brain behind this very interesting project. I met Matthew a few months ago. And, I believe that he's a great guy who has a lot of energy, experience and expertise on these matters. So, I'm sure that TechMentor will be a project worth taking part in.*
In general, though, it's really fantastic to see something like this happening in Australia, especially here in Adelaide where initiatives like this is uncommon. In fact, anyone who's ever tried to start a business, raise capital, set up a company, etc will know that resources are scarce. So, hopefully, this is just the beginning of greater things to come.
* Unfortunately, due to time constraints, I won't be part of this. But, I thought I'd pass this information along to anyone else who might want to give it a go.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.