Challenge the Funder!
Funding Connector

Do you have trouble getting funded?

Private Investors vs Private Equity. Line of Credit vs Cash Flow Funding. Debt vs Equity. Unsure of which is best for your business?

Want to tackle crowd-funding but not sure where to start?

You need to be at

Challenge the Funder!

Come and meet the people who actually decide the fate of your funding. Learn from the experts who get entrepreneurs and business owners, just like you, funded. They will teach you that it's not a matter of being funded or not, it's a matter of how and who. 

Not only will you meet these experts face to face, you will also find out the next steps you need to take to secure your funding requirements.

Whether its $10,000 or $1 million or you want to transform a small business into a big business or into an empire - this event is for you.

Here are some of our current and past panelists... 

The event has 4 parts:

Expo: Meet and talk to the experts at the stands who can discuss with you how your business may be able to take advantage of different funding opportunities. Start the process right there and then discussing the needs of YOUR business.

Challenge the Funder: See the top speakers together on stage helping you to resolve your funding challenges.

Consultation: If you're serious about funding this is your chance to get the funding process started on the day. These advisers are neutral, ie they don't have a particular funding strategy of product they want to sell you; instead they will take a holistic view with you to get you funded. Please Note: You must book the "Consultation" ticket ahead of the event.

Networking: Don't forget the room is full of owners and founders of high growth businesses just like yours. People who are going places and are keen to get there sooner. Bring plenty of business cards -- you never know who you'll meet.

"I have to commend you on the outstanding event yesterday. It was probably the most valuable time I have spent since starting out on the entrepreneurial journey. The whole day was full of such in-depth information and the mix of speakers and sessions was brilliant. Well done again and hope to catch up in the near future."

Dominic CainCo-Founder & CEO at

Who is this event for?

Business owners and professionals like yourself covering all industries, all looking to fund, expand and grow their businesses. In addition to meeting the speakers and panelists this will be a great opportunity to network amongst likeminded individuals.

  • Small business owners looking for growth capital
  • Startups looking for investors
  • Established businesses looking to fund new growth
  • High-growth businesses strapped for cash through expansion
  • Business owners looking to expand and grow interstate or internationally
  • Executives looking for growth funding for the next stage of enterprise growth

"I really enjoyed attending your Challenge the Funder seminar and I was very impressed for more than a few reasons. The atmosphere was very relaxed, the information was not just relevant but insightful, the timing and sequencing was spot on and the variety of topics leaves you with plenty of food for thought."

Carlos MauleonSnr Mgr Strategic Business at BIZNEX Consulting

Event Details

The event runs in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. 

Date:​ 18th of October 2017
Time: 5:30 to 9:00pm

Melbourne CBD
Date:​ 1st of November 2017
Time: 5:30 to 9:00pm

About Funding Connector

This is our fourth year running our Funding Connector event. In 2017 we plan to branch out to cover all important areas of funding. The feedback from the last three years has been overwhelmingly positive—proving there is a huge need in the business community for this information and people were very excited to learn in detail what options are available to them.

"Thanks so much for putting on the event last night. I didn’t know what the funding choices were for my business to expand. It taught me a lot about possibilities and what sorts of businesses fit with what funding. Brilliant evening."

Jean KropperPaper and Pixel