Advance, a global network of Australians living abroad (founded by Lachlan Murdoch, Anthony Pratt, Peter Lowy and Lisa Fox) aims to forge connections between the 1 million Australians living overseas. Advance is very supportive of Australian startups and have just launched their '50 for the future' program which is designed to mentor Australian startups and help them pitch for funding in silicon valley.
The program includes:
- Pitching Workshops in Sydney (20 March 2012) and Melbourne (22 March 2012)
- Nine weeks of Mentoring (April / May 2012)
- Advance Innovation Summit (15-17 May 2012)
The cost of the program is $2,000 which includes return flights to San Francisco for the Innovation Summit.
I've met some really good people who are involved with Advance, this would be well worth applying for if you're contemplating funding for your startup in the not too distant future.
For further details and to apply visit their website.