One might be hard pressed to find a founder who tells their failure story with as much good humour as Vinomofo’s Andre Eikmeier.
Melanie Perkins remarked that press coverage of startup success is often like “watching a highlights reel”. In reality, the startup world is a grind – a rewarding one, but one that requires an immense amount of work.
A panel of Australia’s most influential players in the startup scene came in together Sydney last Friday to share their experiences with a 700-strong crowd at The Sunrise convention. The day-long event gave audiences the rare opportunity to ask questions and learn directly from the founders of companies such as Atlassian, Freelancer, Envato, Canva, RetailMeNot, LookSmart and Salmat.
In this week’s STARTUP CAST’s we are back stage at The Sunrise conference that was put on by Startmate and Blackbird VC.
There are times when you just should keep your mouth closed about certain things, even when you don’t mean any malice by it – which I don’t think was the intention of Evan Thornley, cofounder of LookSmart and speaker at today’s Sunrise conference.
Today in Sydney, venture capital firm Blackbird VC and startup accelerator program Startmate are holding an event called The Sunrise.