As manager of Student Entrepreneur Development at UNSW, I am often asked about the best way for students to learn ‘entrepreneurship.’ The answer, in my opinion, is by actually being an entrepreneur: by founding and running a startup in tandem with studying a degree, and actually encountering the same challenges, risks, and rewards as a real entrepreneur.
A self-examination guide for Seed and Series A startups
You have to hand it to Apple, they have absolutely nailed the customer experience, from the moment we receive that weighty white box (that screams ‘premium’) to the moment we turn on our gleaming new iPhones, our experience with Apple is a series of ‘wow’ after ‘wow’.
Social media has radically changed the way we connect with the consumer, making it one of the most powerful media platforms in digital marketing. With the power now beginning to shift heavily in the consumer’s favour, it’s forcing brands to rethink how they will spread their brand message.
Australia’s global crowdsourcing hub was first identified in 2010 by Australian futurist Ross Dawson when he observed a number of emerging Aussie crowdsourcing startups (including Freelancer and DesignCrowd – a site that I operate) were taking on the world.
There’s no doubt that presentations are incredibly important for business and education settings alike — so why do most suck? Here are seven mistakes presenters commonly fall victim to, along with tips to combat them.
Sexism in the startup community is rife. It is pervasive, persistent and patronising. We all know that Uber’s executives are insensitive and have an aggressive demeanour, I think these are common traits with successful entrepreneurs. Resilience and drive to achieve come at costs, sometimes that is an ethical cost.
The first 20 years of digital commerce gave birth to some of the most influential brands in the world — Amazon, eBay, One Kings Lane, Groupon, Zappos — companies which defined their categories, challenged conventions and shaped the online customer experience. While these companies have rightfully garnered worldwide press attention and accolades, as a result the market missed an equally important movement — the advent of SMB ecommerce.