Three IP experts to know if you are a start up

1 June 2015

Come along to our start-up event on 18 June in Sydney to hear what our experts have to say about protecting and commercialising your intellectual property and accessing grants.

Hamish Hawthorn will explore the role that business advisors play in helping transform start-up businesses into high value companies.  

He is a co-founder of the GRIFFIN technology accelerator, the Ignition labs and the Chief Executive Officer at ATP Innovations, Australia’s leading technology business incubator. Hamish has been involved in the commercialisation of technology for over 15 years. He also co-founded Sydney Angels, a Sydney-based Angel group that invests in early stage high growth companies.

Ashley Newland has first-hand experience taking an idea from a concept to a commercial reality. He’s the inventor of the Scrubba wash bag, billed as the world’s smallest washing machine. It’s a pocket-sized gadget for washing clothes that people can use when they go camping or travelling. He will be talking about establishing a strategic IP position at the early phase of a start-up and the immense value of this in securing funding and entering global markets. You can read his story in IP Your business edge.

Doron Ben-Meir is Executive Director, Research, Innovation and Commercialisation, University of Melbourne. He will be speaking about his experience in supporting Australian start-ups through grants and advisory programs.