Pitch Night – August 3rd

Register to Pitch Register to Watch Which early stage business will win the $2000 prize? Sentient Inception (SI) is a new incubator founded by Dr. Paul Boxer as a way to seek out ideal candidates for angel investment. SI wants to give early stage businesses more...

Who owns the IP?

Who owns the IP?

We have been surprised over the last year as we’ve spoken to many intelligent founders and discovered that more often than not, the answer to the question “who owns the IP?” was either “not sure” or “probably [insert other person...

Ready to Incorporate?

As we touched on in our book, Ready to Launch? Becoming an Entrepreneur in Australia, there are a few options to form your company in Australia and there are various reasons you may want to incorporate. Over the last few months chatting with other founders and...

Investment Process

Thanks to Rampersand for sharing their no-nonsense response to Brooklyn Bridge Ventures’ challenge for transparency from the investment community. Here’s Sentient Inception’s response: About Us: see the about-us page Our focus: Founders that are...

Aussie Self-Publishing Tips

Self-publishing in Australia is like all things in Australia, just a little bit harder and a little bit more expensive than in the US. And most of the articles out there are written for US authors. So here’s my attempt to help the next Aussie self-publisher. Quick...

Idea or Team: Which is more important?

How do we evaluate the companies we incubate and invest in? To understand how we think in more detail, be sure to read our book. But if you are short on time, read on. Many successful investors talk about investing in the team rather than the idea. It’s a good...

We wrote the book on Aussie Entreprenuership

After many years of just getting sh*t done and building his businesses, Paul finally made it a priority to capture his wisdom in a handy guide for you. It took us over a year to write it all down and then get it into paperback. Self-publishing is amazing! We believe...

A New Approach to Funding SME Innovation from BRII

A New Approach to Funding SME Innovation from BRII

This morning I attended an information session run by the Business Research & Innovation Initiative (BRII). I was impressed with the quality of the presentation, provided by Michael Burges. Since I’m new to the world of government funding, it was...

Ready to Launch? Almost!

Ready to Launch? Almost!

Sentient Inception was born during the discussions that Paul and I have documented in our upcoming book: Ready to Launch? Becoming an Entrepreneur in Australia. The book is packed with practical information and interesting stories from Paul’s hard earned...