The LEEAP Project – Final Episode – BOSTON!

- February 28, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

We are finishing off with a Bang, home to the Red Sox and one of the most awesome startup scenes that have been uncovered on this journey. Boston sure knows how to Hustle! A Big thanks to ALL our sponsors who supported me and Shoe String on this incredible journey!


LEEAP Project, Episode 9 – NYC

- February 19, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

There are not many Australian’s that you would speak to who don’t dream of at least visiting New York city in their lifetime. But what about starting and building a business there? Simon heads deep into the urban jungle of startups and shows us what the big apple has to offer! Great Episode!


The LEEAP Project, Episode 8 – Washington.

- February 13, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

This week Simon touches down in the place where the power players of the entire country come to play, but is Washington just a place for senators and presidents? Come with us as we explore the not so well known [to us anyway] world of Washington startups, you’ll be very surprised at what we discover!


LEEAP Project, Episode 7 – Chicago.

- February 4, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

This week Simon heads to the windy city of Chicago and checks out their startup community. From the epic 1981 building to the startups that collectively raised over a billion dollars in capital over the last year, Chicago is definitely the dark horse when it comes to fast growing startup scenes across the USA.


Leeap Project, Episode 6 – Austin, Texas.

- January 29, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

This week Simon heads to Austin, Texas. From Hidden rooms behind bookcases to a 22,000 foot startup space to hangout at. It seems that if Silicon Valley is the place that focuses on more social ventures than Austin is more about working in the B2B space. In this episode we talk to the CEO’s of Whoosh Traffic and Director of SXSW Hugh Forrest.


The Leeap Project Episode Five – Boulder

- January 21, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

This week Simon heads up to the mountain region and checks out the startup scene in Boulder, he chats to many tech entrepreneurs in this close tight knit community which is the home of The Unreasonable Institute and Techstars. Instead of surfing it seems that everyone in this city is all about the ski slopes!


The Leeap Project Episode Four – Seattle

- January 14, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

This week Simon heads to Seattle to check out what is happening in the Startup scene there. Highlights include chatting to Marc Nager, founder of Startup Weekend, Daniel Rossi, John Cook [co-founder of GeekWire] and Rahul Sood, the general manager of Microsoft’s seed fund Bing.


The Leeap Project Episode One – LA

- December 17, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

Over the next 10 weeks we will see Melbourne based entrepreneur Simon Walker explore 10 US startup cities in 20 days. In the first episode we look at the LA scene and some of the awesome stuff they are doing there as they grow their tech scene.



- July 10, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

I recently got the chance to go along to the AusMumpreneur event held here in Melbourne, hosted by Connect2Mums. The Connect2Mums community is growing daily across the country, as is the support they are able to provide to mothers thinking about taking the plunge and starting their own business. I was able to catchup after… Read more »


Startup Weekend Melbourne

- July 4, 2012 2 MIN READ

Hey guys! I had the great privilege of attending and reporting the recent Startup Weekend event here in Melbourne down at York Butter Factory and I wanted to share with you a small summary of those crazy 54 hours… Startup Weekend focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of… Read more »


AngelCube Melbourne

- June 24, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

On a mind-numbingly cold Friday morning, we headed down to one of Melbourne’s hottest co-working spaces Inspire9 in Richmond to have a chat to the all of the Angel Cube crew. Every friday morning the teams practise and refine their pitches – during which we were lucky enough to sit in, watch and ask questions.… Read more »


Launch48 Melbourne

- June 6, 2012 2 MIN READ

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Launch48 program held at York Butter Factory here in Melbourne. The aim of Launch48 is to bring together participants from different backgrounds and levels of experience in the web industry to think/plan/develop and launch one or multiple web apps in one weekend. This is an… Read more »