Whether you're pitching to investors or looking for buy-in from your boss/team-members/board, it's essential that you can present your idea clearly and confidently, whilst also conveying the passion and purpose behind it.

The final workshop in the series promises to be one of the highlights, with guest speaker Jo Burston CEO and Founder of Job Capital and entrepreneurial movement inspiring Rare Birds, joining us to share her insights on presenting ideas for maximum buy-in. This workshop aims to  provide you with invaluable tools and techniques for pitching and promoting yourself, your business and your idea.

Meet Jo Burston...

Jo Burston Inspiring Rare Birds

Jo Burston is the founder and CEO of Job Capital and entrepreneurial movement Inspiring Rare Birds, which works to promote opportunity for women in entrepreneurship and has a global vision to inspire one million more women entrepreneurs globally by 2020. Rare Birds recently published Australia’s 50 Influential Women Entrepreneurs and #IFSHECANICAN, two books featuring honest stories about the journeys of several of Australia’s inspiring and emerging women entrepreneurs. Their third book set to be published in June is highly anticipated and captures the stories of kids building global businesses.

Jo has been recognised as one of Australia’s top entrepreneurs for the last six years and is contacted by top tier media outlets as a leading authority on global women’s entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship as a whole, and SMB markets on a regular basis. She is a regional Oceania ambassador for the UN recognised Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, is on the advisory board for the University of Sydney Business School and University of Sydney Innovation and Entrepreneur Advisory Group, Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO), board member of LaunchVIC, global board of Women's Network and is a global ambassador for innovative accounting software Xero. Jo is an active mentor for fast growth entrepreneurs and is passionate about encouraging young Australians to endeavour to find out exactly who it is that they want to become, and create their own jobs to achieve this.

Jo has had numerous speaking engagements with Google, Dropbox, Xero, EY, National Achievers Congress, Women's Agenda, General Assembly, Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO), G20YEA Summit, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Innovation Bay and most recently the world's first inflight Tech Talk in collaboration with TEDxSydney and Qantas — to name just a few. Her philanthropic interests include R U OK?, Can Too, Project Futures, and School of Life Foundation. Her current businesses hold partnerships with EY, Virgin, Dropbox, Xero, Australian Chamber of Commerce, Moet Hennessy, CPA plus Angel, VC's, Seed Funds and many others.

Jo has personally advised The Prime Minister and the top 20 heads of entrepreneurship and innovation in Australia across academia, industry and government, which resulted in the release of Australia's Innovation paper in 2015. In additional, she has advised both the State Government (SMB Minister, Minister for Women and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). Most recently, Jo has joined the Advisory Board for the LaunchVIC initiative, a $60 million body designed by the Victorian government to accelerate startups.

Timeline of Achievements
2016 - World first inflight Tech Talk TEDxSydney in partnership with Qantas
2016 - LaunchVic Victorian State Government Board
2016 - Board of Entrepreneurs Organisation Sydney
2016 - Australia’s top 30 women entrepreneurs
2016 - Global Advisory Board member of WomensNetwork
2015 - NSW State Government roundtable for women entrepreneurs
2015 - Prime Minister's Innovation Round table
2015 - Board of Entrepreneurs Organisation Sydney
2015 - Sydney University Business School Advisory group
2015 - Oceania Ambassador WED
2014 - Invited delegate for G20 YEA Summit Sydney
2014 - Smart Company Australia Top 30 Female Ent
2014 - Shoestring Top 50 Females under 40
2014 - Board of Entrepreneurs Organisation Sydney
2013 - Australia's top 30 Female Entrepreneurs #19
2013 - Board of Entrepreneurs Organisation Sydney
2012 - Board Of Entrepreneurs Organisation Sydney
2012 - Winner Pearcy Award ITC Industry
BRW’s Most Successful Private Business of the Year in 2012
2012 - EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
2012 - BRW Fast100 #23
2011 - BRW Fast100 #13
2011 - SmartCompany Smart50 #8
2011 - BRW Fast Starters  #17 of 100
2011 - StartupSmart #1 Winner fastest company in Aust
2011 - Australia’s Top Female Entrepreneurs #34
2010 - Finalist MyBusiness Awards - Small Business Category
2010 - Job Capital launches Melbourne Office
2010 - BRW Fast 100  #6 of 100
2010 - BRW Invite to Exclusive "Fast Club"
2010 - SmartCompany Smart 50 #8
2009 - Winner ‘Best Services Start Up Australia
2009 - SmartCompany Startup #8 of 50



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