EY Masterclass: Maximising Your Start-up Funding

EY Masterclass: Maximising Your Start-up Funding

About This Event


Welcome to the latest edition of the Fintech VictoriaNext Money and York Butter Factory "Scaling Your Fintech Startup" series of events!

This time, York Buttery Factory and EY are hosting a Masterclass on how you can access government grants and tax benefits which can assist your business to attract the right funding and accelerate your company’s growth.


Are you maximising your start-up funding? Come and join the discussion…

The session will be practical and informative covering:

  • Early Stage Innovation Company (ESIC) (for those looking to raise capital)

  • R&D Tax Incentive (for those developing new products, processes, services, materials or devices)

  • Accelerating commercialisation (for those looking to bridge the gap between POC and Sales)

  • Export Market Development Grant (for those looking to market overseas)

  • Other grants available and where to find them


Please join us to find out how these incentives can benefit your business, attract the right funding and accelerate your company growth. 

The session will be followed by the opportunity to network. 

We hope you are able to join us.


Malia Forner is a Melbourne based Director in EY’s R&D and Business Incentives Group supporting companies in finding and accessing opportunities for further government support and R&D business process management. Malia has extensive experience in supporting entrepreneurs, start-up’s, mid-size companies and large corporates to identify, access and obtain Government Grants and R&D Tax Incentives benefits in multiple jurisdictions across a range of incentive and grant programs and from a variety of industries. She also liaises with and consults with industry groups and Federal and State Government bodies on R&D tax and innovation policy.

Paul Lombardo is an Executive Director in EY’s Transaction Tax Practice and has over 20 years of tax experience, specialising in corporate tax and advising clients in regards to tax structuring and tax due diligence matters in respect of M&A transactions. Paul has experience advising and supporting domestic and multinational Entrepreneurs, mid-size companies and larger corporates.  He advises clients on all facets of transaction related matters including, acquisitions, divestments, restructures, as well as advising on debt and equity capital raisings.  In addition to Paul’s transaction work, he supports a number of corporate groups with their routine tax affairs, such as annual compliance, corporate governance and the changing tax landscape.

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