November, 2009  

Welcome to the November issue of the Advance Global Newsletter. Please forward this newsletter on to anyone you think would like to connect with Advance.
1. Beware Sand Hill Road - Entrepreneurialism in China is Going Local
2. Victorian BBQ a Hit in London

1. Beware Sand Hill Road - Entrepreneurialism in China is Going Local - Less than a decade ago, young Chinese entrepreneurs with degrees from Stanford and Berkeley and experience at Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and Oracle returned to their homeland to launch copies of eBay,, Google and Facebook. They used their Silicon Valley connections to nab venture capital, and a few trailblazing founders like Robin Li of Baidu and Bo Shao of Eachnet got rich when their start-ups went public or were acquired. [More...]  

2. Victorian BBQ a Hit in London

No amount of wet weather or tube delays could dampen the spirits of London’s Victorian expatriate community who arrived at a South Kensington members club on a rainy October evening. Those present connected with fellow expatriates and listened to the head of the Victorian civil service talk of the resilience of the Victorian economy, the dynamic industries that make up the State, and of course, how much Victorians love the rain. [More...]

3. Advance Roaming Writers

The Creative Couple by Andy Sharpe

It seems the popular Sydney bar “The Slip Inn” knows how to mix a good romance. It was where Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark met his future Queen Mary, and where the sparks first flew for Nigel Cox and Chardean Chum. Nigel was a successful commercial still life photographer, Chardean a marketer with one of his biggest clients, the department store David Jones. [More...] 

4. Focus on Your Costumers and the Money Will Follow

Last month’s “Funding Your Business Forum” at ANZA TechNet’s Gateway to the US Summit, a 3-day opportunity for Australian entrepreneurs to pitch their business to Silicon Valley and attend workshops and networking events, changed gears from most “how to” discussions among VC and angel investors by adding entrepreneur Ben Keighran to the mix. [More...]

5. The E3 Visa -  What Does an Employer Need to Know?   
You are negotiating a job offer with an American company that has never sponsored a foreign worker for a visa. How do you land the job without scaring them off with a difficult visa process? Use this quick guide to educate the company about the E-3 visa and demystify the requirements. [More...] 

6. Utzon Signed Photograph 'The Jewel' for Auction
The Sydney Opera House exposed in a new light. ‘Art for Architecture’: built environment charity Article 25 to auction 'The Jewel' in London. [More...]
7. Advance Job Board 

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9. The Buzz   

Our November snapshot of Australian stories around the globe.

Vegemite Contest Draws Protests
The New York Times - What do you get when you take an iconic food product, change its ingredients and release it under a kitschy new name, prompting cries of outrage and a storm of media coverage: A marketing failure or a publicity coup?
Changing the Face of Men's Health - Movember is an annual, month-long celebration of the moustache, highlighting men’s health issues - specifically prostate and testicular cancer. The fun and engaging not-for-profit charity started in Australia in 2003 and is now helping men’s health organizations across the globe.

Australia to act as deal broker at Copenhagen climate talks - Kevin Rudd has declared the road ahead to a deal at the Copenhagen climate change talks will be "rough" and revealed Australia will play a key role.

Upcoming Events

Mon 16 November
Moving to Australia - An Information Session on Work and Investment Opportunities Down Under

Thu 3 December
Movember Gala Party


Fri 4 December
Movember Gala Party

Hong Kong:
Tue 1 December
Art Sunday

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Tue 17 November
Down Under Comes Up Tops  
Fri 4 December
Running through Sat 5 Dec
Fri 4 December
Movember Gala Party

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Mon 16 November
Down Under Comes Up Tops

San Francisco:

Thu 19 November
Enter the Dragon - VC Forum

Thu 3 December
Movember Gala Party

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Thu 12 November
Down Under Comes Up Tops

Fri 20 November
Enter the Dragon - VC Forum

Fri 20 November

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