Looking at the size of the 1200 strong crowd above I am taken back to three years ago when I attended my first ever Unconvention with 350 other like minded people – the growth of the movement is something that Jack Delosa and his team should be extremely proud of.
Before I started shoestring.com.au and the hardcopy magazine that preceded it, I attended my first Young Entrepreneurs Unconvention. At that stage, I didn’t know about the “startup scene” in the way that I know it today, I had no connections and NO idea who I was going to even interview for the bloody magazine.
Whilst many people across Sydney were still in bed at 8am on a Saturday morning over 1000 dedicated young people [actually there were a lot of people heading towards early 40’s which was great to see] made their way to the Great Hall at UTS for the Young Entrepreneurs Unconvention. The Biggest Unconvention to date. Ever.
In this clip the founders behind the business Locomote talk about going to their first Unconvention event and how attending the event changed their business and allowed them to start scaling their business up. Hear about the core lesson they learnt and what they used to grow their business and their team.
Before I even started Shoe String, I attended my first Unconvention, and it completely opened my eyes, it was in fact the arse kicking I needed to put my ideas that I had into action and begin to create a business I could actually be proud of as opposed to just thinking about one.