On Tuesday’s Startup Daily show on ausbiz on Tuesday, regular guest Ben Chong from Right Click Capital explored lean startup theory and the ideas developed by its founding father, Steve Blank.
In Ben’s most recent column for Startup Daily about building lean and keeping customers keen, he outlined the four stages to getting a startup off the ground and proving it has what it takes to succeed: customer discovery, validation and creation and company building.
He talked about it further on the show today.
Our other guests today were:
- Oliver Ranck, founder of Future Neutral, a startup,that lets customers opt in to offset their carbon footprint at the checkout, much like you can when flying.
- James Mullany, co-founder of Byron Bay property tech startup, Belfour Homes, which is helping people build their dream home, from accessing government grants to finding land and builders.
- Rob Paine, managing director of IoT Automation, which has developed an internet of things lighting system, Firefly, to communicate potential dangers in underground mines in real time.
- Sean Langton, CTO of Perth-based Vix Technology, a pioneer of contactless transport ticketing, discussed the dramatic changes of the covid era and the key role data plays in planning to move people around cities around the world.
- Catherine Long and Joanna Auburn, co-founders greentech startup, Trace, the country’s first subscription-based carbon offset service, was the latest member of the Antler cohort to join us.
- Nick Blyth from Sydney-based digital transformation consultancy Singularity Mesh talked about how part of the rapid success of Australia’s neobanks came from making it easy for customers to sign up.
- Elisa-Marie Dumas, Head of Global Partnerships at investment and scale-up firm Investible, discussed their plans to expand their Thrive program for small businesses across Australia, and are seeking local councils, corporates and universities to partner with.
Don’t forget you can turn into the “hour of power” – as our guests have dubbed it – every weekday from 2-3pm on ausbiz.com.au, for the latest news in tech and startups.
If you can’t make it, then you can always catch up on what our guests had to say on demand via the ausbiz site. It’s free once you sign up to view the show.