Module 4 – Capital Raising for Scale-Up and Growth


Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th November 2017


Module Schedule

Personalised Pre and Post Program Briefing with Dr Krystal Evans – at agreed times

Day 1 – November 2017 – can be attended by up to 3 representatives from your organisation

BioBriefing with Jon Baer – Title coming soon

Time: Registration from 3:45 for 4:00pm – 5:15pm session, followed by a networking
Where: Melbourne CBD

Day 2 – November 2017 to be attended by 1 representative from your organisation

Intensive Masterclass with Jon Baer: Title coming soon

Details coming soon

Time: Registration from 8:45am for 9:00pm – 1:00pm session
Where: Melbourne CBD

Networking Lunch

Time: 1:00pm
Where: Melbourne CBD

1-on-1 Sessions with Jon Baer

Time: 2:30pm – 6:00pm
Where: BioMelbourne Network, Milton House, Flinders Lane, Melbourne


There are 12 places available for each Module of this Program.  Priority will be given to organisations fitting the following criteria:

• Victorian based start-up or SME with less than 200 employees
• Existing validated prototype or market-ready medical technology product
• High potential for manufacture and export in next 12-24 months
• Demonstrated need for improved understanding of US market entry.

Costing details can be found here

If you do not meet these criteria, you are still invited to complete an Expression Of Interest as there is an opportunity to detail your suitability for the Program.  Successful organisations will be contacted and invoiced for their selected module/s.

About Jon Baer, Managing Partner, Threshold Ventures 

Jon is a recovering venture capitalist who loves working with early stage companies around the world and has worked with a number of companies in Australia.

Jon is a senior executive who brings a unique perspective to the world of startups. He has been both a venture capitalist as well as the founder and CEO of two venture backed companies, eBoomerang, an enterprise software company which was sold in 2006 and Artificial Muscle, Inc., a spinout from Stanford Research Institute (SRI). As a principal and founder of Threshold Ventures, Jon works with companies around the world, serving as an advisor/mentor, working on specific projects and when appropriate, taking on interim operating roles. He has worked with a wide range of software, telephony, hardware and services businesses. Earlier in his career Jon was a General Partner at Oscco Ventures, a Sand Hill Road early-stage venture capital firm which was one of the pioneering firms in Silicon Valley. He has invested in a range of companies including Landec, Peerless Systems, and Coinstar.

Jon started his career at Exxon Enterprises where he was responsible for creating and managing new businesses for the corporation. He has also worked at Gartner Group and Prudential Securities, where he managed a portion of a $240 million fund. He has a BA in Biology and a BS in Engineering Science from Tufts University and as an MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Jon has been an active angel investor and was on the Executive Council of Software Development Forum, where he is a frequent panelist and mentor to startup companies.

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