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Lessons learned from starting up in Japan

- February 10, 2016 < 1 MIN READ

If we discount the DJ business I ran with my brother during high school and university years, the first major tastes of ‘learning by doing’ entrepreneurship for me were via a spin-out venture and then a small business I founded in Japan. In retrospect, you could say I was an accidental intrapreneur turned entrepreneur.

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Entrepreneur Development vs. Startup Incubation

- October 8, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

It’s not difficult to find a frustrated entrepreneur from our ecosystem whenever small businesses, lifestyle companies and startups get painted with the same brush. Small businesses are just that – small versions of big businesses. Startups, on the other hand, as Steve Blank drilled into our heads during my time with him in January during the Lead LaunchPad for Accelerators / Incubators programme at UC Berkeley, are temporary organisations searching for a repeatable and scalable business model.

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UNSW FounderLab now live as Lead Developer Gwilym Humphreys joins the team

- September 25, 2015 < 1 MIN READ

This week has seen seasoned developer and UNSW alumni Gwilym Humphreys come on board as Lead Developer for the FounderLab initiative – a world first on-campus service that seeks to give engineering students first hand exposure to multiple startup projects whilst simultaneously providing a professional product development service for non-technical entrepreneurial founders who apply competitively for the service.

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University students must leave the classroom and work in startups to gain entrepreneurial experience

- January 15, 2015 3 MIN READ

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.