As Peel’s population continues to grow, it’s encouraging to see small business, start-ups and entrepreneurial endeavours flourish in the region. This sector represents enormous opportunity to diversify and strengthen our local economy and contribute to a prosperous future for coming generations.

The Peel Investment Seminar aimed to introduce new investment pathways to support business through private funding and finance options. In partnership with Economic Development Australia, the Peel Development Commission hosted the seminar to provide businesses in our region an overview of private equity funding options that are currently available in Western Australia, as well highlighting examples of how different funding methods have supported business incubation.

With a panel discussion led by Economic Development Australia’s Ian Martinus, Director of the WA AustCyber Node, the current funding landscape was explored and case studies that reflect funding mechanisms were examined presenting this information in the most practical and accessible way.

The seminar included an impressive list of guest speakers with an invaluable breadth of experience and knowledge including;
Ian Martinus – WA AustCyber Node (panel facilitator)
Asher Vukelic – South West Angels
Kylie Hansen – Impact Seed
Tash Ayers – Agristart Pty Ltd
Roban Lynne-Clarke – AusIndustry
Katie Bawden – Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development
Paddi Creevey – Peel Development Commission

For more information, go to https://www.peel.wa.gov.au/event/peel-investment-seminar/

This article was first published in the Peel Magazine, Spring/Summer – vol 5.2 – to read and download the full magazine, click here.