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New Funding Opportunity for Catalyst Infrastructure


When: Thursday, 19th May 2016
What Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00pm AEST

Where: Online - join via your computer!
Your Presenters: Paul Niederer, Steve Torso, Kate Charters, and Robert Prestipino.
Cost: Individual $25.00
Cost: Organisational $49.00* 

*Includes Team Access to Webinar and Q&A Session, Webinar Recording and Supporting Notes. Strictly Limited Seats available to ensure in depth Q&A Session. REGISTER NOW to secure your seat.


About the Webinar

Does Your Project Need More Investment Partners?
Are Local Business Benefits Clearly Defined?
Is Your Project Attractive to New Investment Partners?


Then …Don’t miss this timely webinar and discover how…Digital Disruption has opened a New Funding Doorway for Catalyst Infrastructure.

This new Collaborative Investment Platform has been designed specifically to help regions secure investment partners for Catalyst Infrastructure projects. The CEO and Chair of CIM Australia is Paul Niederer an internationally acclaimed expert in equity and crowdfunding.  In conjunction with Steve Torso of Wholesale Investors, again an internationally recognised fund raiser, Paul is offering a webinar to introduce business and regional leaders to this new funding opportunity for catalyst infrastructure. 

The background and potential of the platform will be outlined as well as an extensive Q&A opportunity for participants to explore how their local projects could benefit from the platform.



About the Presenters

Paul Niederer

Paul Niederer is one of world’s leading authorities in collaborative and equity based crowdfunding investments and raisings. He is CEO of a revolutionary funding platform at the Collaborative Investment Management Australia. He has personally been involved in transactions with 90 different entities seeking capital. 

Paul also consults to a number of organisations and governments internationally on how to structure their funding portals, processes and regulations to successfully manage funding with transparency governance.Internationally he is known as “Mr Governance” due to the fraud free reign he managed while CEO of ASSOB, the world’s oldest equity crowdfunding platform. ASSOB raised $146 million for over 300 Australian companies using techniques tailored by Paul and his team over many years.

Paul lives south of Brisbane on Australia’s eastern coast and relishes the opportunity to discuss peer to peer finance developments and any moves towards better governance in fund raising and the democratisation of capital.

Steve Torso

Steve Torso is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wholesale Investor. Since launching in late 2008, Wholesale Investor has become Australia’s largest Capital Raising platform, showcasing Private, Pre-IPO and ASX Listed companies to over 12,400 high net worth and professional investors.

Steve is a regular contributor to the media on the Private investment space, including the AFR, BRW, Sydney Morning Herald, Startup Smart, Smart Company Sky Business Switzer and Switzer.com.au.

Steve is also considered an opinion leader for Companies who are seeking to raise capital. He has been a keynote presenter at events for the Australian Stock Exchange, Macquarie University, UTS, Queensland Government, WA Chamber of Commerce, AusBiotech, Thomson Reuters, Commercialisation Australia, DLA Piper and PwC. 

Kate Charters 

Kate Charters has worked in community development and public policy at senior levels of government prior to establishing her own professional development and training company.

Kate was actively involved in the establishment of SEGRA (Sustainable Economic Growth in Regional Australia) in 1997 and since then has guided the development of this nationally recognised peak body. Kate is currently the Chair of the SEGRA’s National Steering Committee.

Over the years, Kate has sat on  various state and national advisory groups  in strategic public policy implementation and  evaluation, regional development, aged care and transport and co-edited the recently published book:  "Regional Advantage and Innovation: achieving Australia's national outcomes." has worked in community development and public policy at senior levels of government prior to establishing her own professional development and training company.

Kate was actively involved in the establishment of SEGRA (Sustainable Economic Growth in Regional Australia) in 1997 and since then has guided the development of this nationally recognised peak body. Kate is currently the Chair of the SEGRA’s National Steering Committee.Over the years, Kate has sat on  various state and national advisory groups  in strategic public policy implementation and  evaluation, regional development, aged care and transport and co-edited the recently published book:  "Regional Advantage and Innovation: achieving Australia's national outcomes."

Robert Prestipino

Robert Prestipino is a Trusted Authority & Strategic Advisor for Regional Leaders seeking to identify and develop compelling business cases for Catalyst Infrastructure.

He is a qualified Urban Designer, Registered Landscape Architect, corporate member of the Planning Institute of Australia and an Australian Certified Economic Developer and has received national and international awards for his best practice approach to creating better places for people and business.

Robert has been responsible for the development of a number of multi- million dollar catalyst infrastructure projects ranging from mainstreet improvements to integrated town centre projects.

After 30 years of working with urban and regional leaders to develop catalyst infrastructure projects Robert’s advice on project design and business case development is highly regarded resulting in his invitation as the key note presenter at the TEDxGympie on the theme of regional innovation.