What do investors want?

As part of UNE’s Postgraduate Conference 2021 ‘Intersection of Knowledge. – Researcher innovation and resilience in a challenging environment’

We welcome you to join us for a deep dive into the world of investment in research.

Our guest presenter Natasha Rawlings (Investment Manager for Uniseed) and Lou Conway (Director of the UNE SMART Region Incubator)  will be hosting a panel discussion on how to prepare for your first chat with an investor. You get to hear an unfiltered view of what investors look for, and how to pitch your research in a way that will be appealing to investors, not other academics.

For bookings please visit the UNE Postgraduate Conference Registration portal



About Natasha Rawlings:  Natasha is an investment manager with Uniseed. She has led, founded, and mentored early and mid-stage tech and science-based start-ups, with a particular focus on creating revenue through sales and marketing. Prior to this, Natasha had a successful career as a marketer holding top management positions at Australian and UK companies. Natasha’s previous roles include CEO and Founder of StreetHawk, a mobile relationship management platform, and CEO of Heads Over Heels, an organisation that helps women entrepreneurs with scalable businesses grow.

Natasha is also a Non-Executive Director of three start-ups including Cardihab (digital therapy) and Wildlife Drones (sensor to find tagged wildlife), and holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Follow Natasha @TashSR and



Hourly Schedule


Jun 24 2021


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm