Our partner, Melbourne Bitcoin Technology Centre, is launching the first ever Blockchain Melbourne Education Session.
The goal of theses sessions is to help our community learn about issues facing the industry and highlight opportunities our members should be thinking about as they build their companies.
This month we’re hosting KPMG to help explain to our members how they can potentially take advantage of the R&D tax incentive.
About The Speaker: David Gelb
David Gelb is KPMG’s Global R&D Tax Incentives Partner. He has over 25 years of experience in advising on R&D tax issues and his global role encompasses tax and industry policy issues globally. Further, David is a leading member of KPMG’s strategy to help technology based start-ups succeed, both here and overseas. KPMG’s strategy includes looking at how we can help across a range of issues, from sources of funding (grants, tax breaks, investors) through to customer acquisition (markets, commercial partnerships, regulation).
You can find a number of articles online (AFR, The Australian, etc.) by David on his support for tech startups and Australian innovation.
Schedule for the evening:
6pm – Welcome to Blockchain Melbourne and community announcements
6.10pm – David Gelb from KPMG on Government support for tech start-ups (R&D tax incentive / grants for fintech)
6.40pm – KPMG’s interest and services in this area (tech start-ups and fintech)
7pm – Trends in blockchain (Aus / global)
7.30pm – Wrap up and networking
Special thanks to our community partner:
Melbourne Silicon Beach is one of the largest and fastest growing startup communities in Australia. Our mission is to empower startups through education, industry access and uphold a communal support from like-minded people.
As always we’d like to thank our ongoing sponsors:
Born out of a passion to help grow the Bitcoin community and the rapidly growing blockchain and crypto currency ecosystem. MBTC’s mission is to assist new start ups in Melbourne find a place to build their businesses in an inclusive, innovative and creative environment.
MBTC MAIN CORPORATE SPONSOR:
Blockchain Global is Australia’s largest Blockchain Mining company. We help to secure the worlds largest decentralised trust network, Bitcoin. Since 2014, we have been proud to support Australia’s growing Bitcoin and Blockchain community with numerous Meetup events and educational initiatives. Blockchain Global is the main corporate sponsor of the county’s only Blockchain focused co working space, the Melbourne Bitcoin Technology Center.