How we raised $2m & built a Successful b2b startup

Stéphane Ibos

Our October speaker will be Stéphane Ibos, the co-founder of Maestrano. SMEs use Maestrano to get their business applications sharing data automatically, accessible in one dashboard, without worrying about any IT requirements. 

Maestrano has:

- Raised a total of $2 million in 2014

- Recognised as 2014 best startup by the Small & Medium Enterprise Association

2014 Small & Medium Business of the Year by the French Australian Chamber of Commerce

2015 best startup business by the National iAwards.

We'll discuss the challenges of educating customers, scaling, raising seed and series A funding as well as some of the mistakes (and wins!) they made along the way.

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Want to join our amazing events?

    How we raised $2m & built a Successful b2b startup

  • Melbourne

    CQ Function Centre, 113 Queen Street, Melbourne CBD

    67 going
  • Sydney

    L1, The York Conference and Function Centre, 99 York Street, Sydney CBD

    81 going
  • Brisbane

    Gravity Co-working Space, 140 Creek St, Brisbane QLD 4000

    21 going

Some of the past speakers

  • Ruwan Weerasooriya Founder and Managing Director
    The Rewardle Story: The IPO and $22m Valuation
  • Tim Reed CEO of MYOB
    Behind Australia's Largest Tech IPO -- The MYOB Story
  • Filip Eldic Filip Elric: Co-Founder of Bluedot Innovation
    BLUEDOT: The Melb Startup that Raised $3.7m in Sillicon Valley
  • Renaud Visage Co-Founder and CTO of Eventbrite
    Meet Renaud Visage who raised over $200 million via Eventbrite
  • Gen George CEO
    OneShift: 415,000 Users, $5m in Funding by a 23yo CEO
  • Ned Moorfield GoCatch Founder
    App Growth Story: $8.5m raised and 1.5 million bookings through GoCatch
  • Mike O'Hagan MiniMover
    What Mike O'Hagan Did To Build a $28m a Year Business
  • Paul Niederer ASSOB
    What I learnt Raising $60m via CrowdFunding for Startups & Fast Growth Firms
  • Liz Savage Virgin Australia, EasyJet
    GROWTH: 5 Things We Learnt From $0 to Multibillion Dollar Industry Leader
  • Justin Roberts Starfish Ventures
    Venture Capital: How to get Funding for Your Startup
  • Gavin Lower Start-Up Smart
    The Secrets to getting FREE PR for your Start-Up

What else will you learn here?

‘Disruptive Startups’ is an event made for growth focused entrepreneurs and startups. It’s a perfect opportunity to learn, network with potential investors and founders and have a bit of fun!

Each month Appster give away Startup Ready Workshop worth $4000.
  • Start-Up Education
  • Marketing Tactics and Growth Hacking For $0
  • Product Strategy Frameworks Swiped From Billion Dollar Start-Ups
  • Raising Capital
  • Pitch Nights for Start-Ups and Investors
  • Successful stories from Entrepreneurs and much much more!

Door Prize: Startup Ready Workshop

We know that raising capital for your initial product is one of the most difficult processes that prevents entrepreneurs from taking their app idea and making it a reality. That’s why we created a 2 day intensive bootcamp called: Startup Ready. It aims to give you best-practices across three critical subject domains that potential founders need to masters in order to raise capital.

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About the organizer

Appster is a technical co-founder for startups without taking equity. Appster is Australia's fastest growing App Development company. With offices in 3 continents from Melbourne to San Francisco we have a focus on working with people with incredible ideas. We have a vision for creating the most innovative app technology company in the world.

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