This course will discuss creation of exploration start up 'Inkubator' companies with a hands on approach of creating a group start up company and funding it with aspects including legal, technical and corporate. Day Two will involve operations, including ongoing funding mechanisms, shareholder communication and endgame scenarios.
Start Up Template will enable resource industry professionals maximise the value of their intellectual capital. This will be achieved by a practical exercise and creation of a joint Company or 'NewCo' with exposure to corporate processes to from a leadership or founder position. Ideas generated by technical people on the resources industry including exploration and or mining/processing concepts should be protected not only by patent if possible but by protecting the tenure of the idea.
The course is broken into two days of learner centred training detailing group exercise of company formation one day one, followed by company operations in the early stages. Probable endgames for the company and its new shareholders.
An important element to the course is the pivot away from areas of technical comfort all geologists, engineers or general technical people have, into the importance of commercialising their ideas without over reliance on a finance industry always ready to monetise an idea without a holistic view on benefits to shareholders, community and the likely end game or outcome for the enterprise in the medium to long term.
Early creation of a capital growth plan is a key area the group will discuss and work on to produce for the joint NewCo. Discussion of real world presentations will also be analysed in a group environment and mock Investment Bank analyst reviews. Day two will equip participants to develop a plan for ongoing operations beyond the period of initiation of the company into the critical post 'honeymoon' stage of a NewCo.
Day One: Company Assembly
Definition of an ‘Exploration' Company and its components.
Day Two: Company Operations - Corporate
Type of training
This online course is a combination of e-learning, computer-based learning, videos and group work (home study).
Objectives and outcome
Students will be able to apply a template as per below of how to commercialise their ideas in the key area of competition and value creation in the Resources Sector - Exploration Tenure and discoveries.
Implement a funding strategy for the cash negative NewCo with appointment of advisory and or partners using examples of templates to ensure commercial agreements that protect the students interests.
Further Education suggestions and contacts – Internship with a stock broker as they will selling your idea in the future.
Participants would require their own laptop and a stable high-speed internet connection to take part in this course.
The course is normally for the following audience but this pilot course is reworked to be suitable for Univerrsity staff:
Mr. Beckton graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree from Melbourne University and also a Masters of Economic Geology from the University of Tasmania.
He has over 25 years of geological and corporate experience including throughout Australia, North and South America, China and Albania. Mr Beckton was Project Manager for Bolnisi Gold N.L.’s Palmarejo silver gold project in Mexico and managed the program that grew the resource base from zero to 3.1 million ounces gold equivalent and he managed the discovery of Exeter Resource Corporation’s 30 million ounce gold equivalent Caspiche Porphyry prospect in the Maricunga Gold Copper Belt of Chile. He was Managing Director for ASX listed Chinalco Yunnan Copper Resources which explored in the Mt Isa, Lao and Chilean copper districts.
Mr. Beckton is the founder Redhill Australia Pty Ltd, Redhill Magallanes SpA and Redhill Ibanez SpA exploring targets including the new Franceses discovery of copper/silver/gold in the Magallanes district of southern Chile and also of Sambas Energy Pty Ltd which purchased all coal assets of Tigers Minerals in southern Chile and subsequently optioned to an ASX listed company.
He is a director of ASX listed company Dark Horse Resources Limited.
This course will be held online.
A maximum of 30 participants will be able to attend this course.
Kindly note the timings for the November course:
Friday, October 30th - 11.00-12.00hrs CET
Tuesday, November 3rd - 9.00-12.00hrs CET
Wednesday, November 4th - 9.00-12.00hrs CET