Crowdfunding – A request to Australian Startups & Interested Parties

by WardyJan 29, 2015

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A request from the Crowdfunding Institute of Australia to Startup88 readers.
Our Editor (Mike) has been really solid on presenting startups that solve real problems.  This tends to provide a better quality of article for you, our readers.
High quality content is only possible if we have a healthy startup ecosystem.
The health of the ecosystem has been changing with the relative merits of starting overseas attracting many startups away from the Australian scene.
As many of you would know Australia lags behind the world in many respects because of our skew towards natural resources.
This skew has seen us remove match funding and tax incentives in the commercialisation area.
Australia lacks Crowd Sourced Equity Funding (CSEF) legislation and givernment will, when most of our trading partners are implementing the power of the fan, follower and friend to support startups.
But it is not all doom and gloom and there is something you can contribute.  Take 15 minutes now to complete a survey on behalf of the Crowd Funding Institute of Australia.
By completing this survey you will contribute to an anonymous dataset that will be inform Treasury by early February – of the appetite (or lack of) – for CSEF in Australia.
It sincerely my hope that you will find time to make your voice heard on this very important issue.
I’m reliably informed that in “policy world” every complete survey we get is somehow magically transformed to determining how many votes this issue could account for in a coming election.
So, please take the time to fill out the survey and help shape the CSEF debate in Australia.
Wardy & Mike


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About The Author
Andrew Ward is the CEO of 3 Minute Angels Australia’s largest massage company and one of my old fellow members of Entrepreneurs Organisation. +Andrew is actively involved in shaping the debate on Crowdfunding and has created a community website to help stimulate discussion and formulate a submission for the Australian Crowdfunding Legislation review.We all know him as Wardy