53. Steve Elias & Gavin Stacey – RSM

In this episode, Charlie talks with Steve Elias and Gavin Stacey from accounting group RSM.

Steve and Gavin each have more than a decade’s experience working with hundreds of local startups: on their R&D tax claims, grant applications, ESIC, planning, advisory and fund-raising. They share their insights on what it takes to make a successful startup.

“When I first started in R&D tax 15 years ago, you wouldn’t believe it, but not a lot of companies knew about the program, despite the fact that it’s been around since 1986. So very much a niche area. I feel like history’s repeating itself with the ESIC. It’s only in existence for 5 years, and the word is only getting out in the street now…” ~ Steve Elias.

For more: https://www.rsm.global/australia/offices/perth


Startup West is recorded at Riff studios in beautiful downtown Perth, Western Australia; produced by Startup News, edited by Carmen Yee Kai Wen and brought to you thanks to support from the New Industries Fund, Spacecubed, Curtin University, RSM, the City of Perth and Dinner Twist.

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