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Inspiration startup Cuppa has enlisted experts to help improve your lifestyle and wellbeing

- February 18, 2022 2 MIN READ

Want to learn about building a gold-medal mindset directly from Olympic champions Kerri Pottharst or Kieran Perkins? Or how about building mental and physical strength with fitness guru Commando Steve?  Cuppa.tv is a new member-based platform featuring hundreds of on-demand and live video conversations with some of the world’s most credible and inspirational experts, personalities… Read more »

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The death of a young New Zealand startup founder makes me wonder if it’s really safe for entrepreneurs to fail

- December 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

The untimely passing of a young entrepreneur raises an important question for startups and the people who support them. Dan Bradley explains.   In late November, New Zealand entrepreneur Jacob Millar was tragically found dead at the age of 26. In his short life, he’d founded and launched two startups including Oompher, which he sold… Read more »

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If you’re feeling anxious about returning to ‘normal’ after lockdown, here’s how to cope

- October 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

As lockdown eases today in New South Wales, and will do so in Victoria later this month, many people will begin readjusting to “normal” life. Exiting lockdown after several months can lead to a range of feelings, from excitement and relief to stress and worry. While it may seem counter-intuitive to feel anxious about returning… Read more »

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‘We just don’t have time for that’: why prioritising mental health is a cornerstone to startup success

- July 29, 2021 4 MIN READ

A compelling mission, values, fast paced operations, inherent risks when things don’t go to plan – startup life and special operations have a lot of similarities and a dark side people like to avoid: mental health issues. Coming from the background of having dedicated time to train my skill set, improve fitness and structured training… Read more »

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KPMG’s High Growth Ventures wants to hear from startup founders about their mental and physical health as part of its annual checkup

- November 11, 2020 2 MIN READ

KPMG Australia’s High Growth Ventures is conducting its annual research into the physical and mental wellbeing of startup founders and is keen to hear from them as the sector prepares to gear up for 2021. Amanda Price, Head of High Growth Ventures, said the personal performance of founders is a major factor for the success… Read more »

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The incredible story behind creating Buildkite, the $200 million ‘best-kept secret in DevOps’, by an investor there from the start

- August 21, 2020 5 MIN READ

This week’s announcement that Buildkite has completed a raise at a valuation of $200 million was excellent to wake up to. It’s very exciting for me personally, because not only did I have a small role at the very beginning, but I’ve been able to witness the choices and events they’ve navigated over the past… Read more »

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FROM THE FRONTLINE: How startups are tackling the coronavirus crisis

- March 31, 2020 4 MIN READ

The economic crisis brought on by COVID-19 is unlike anything the startup sector and broader business community experienced before. The economic rule book has been thrown out the window and Australian government’s response reflects gravity of the situation, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison announcing a massive $130 billion stimulus package yesterday, worth 11% of annual… Read more »

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Canva co-founder Cameron Adams on esports, social conscience, hitting 1000 employees and Fahrenheit 451

- December 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

When Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht went looking for a brilliant technology co-founder, they turned to Cameron Adams, a Googler, who’d worked on Wave, as well as previously founding the email startup Fluent. Cam is now Canva’s Chief Product Officer, the design genius behind the global graphic design tech giant. As part of our summer… Read more »

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That Startup Show founder Anna Reeves on 2019, the year ahead and the books you should read this summer

- December 23, 2019 5 MIN READ

  Anna Reeves co-founded the live & online TV series That Startup Show in 2017, to focus on Australia’s fast- growing entrepreneurial boom and the culture that surrounds it. That Startup Show is hosted by Rae Johnston and Benjamin Law and features comedy, banter and rising startups being “live mentored”. Find out more here. As… Read more »