Australians go to the ballot box this Saturday to decide who will lead the nation for the next three years, with the polls suggesting the decision between Labor and the Coalition is getting closer. Whoever wins, the country’s growing startup sector will be looking to the new government for direction and support as they build… Read more »
Pitches are difficult to get right. Despite all the blogs and material about how to perfect startup pitches, presenting to investors is still a challenging task. Founders often obsess over their pitch: from fine-tuning the value proposition to religiously following Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 model, cramming as much as possible in their 20-minute pitch to… Read more »
David Burt, Executive Manager at the CSIRO’s ON Accelerator Australians are great innovators. We created Wi-Fi, black box flight recorders, and cochlear implants to name a few. But despite the abundance of revolutionary science technology that has the power to reshape the Australian industry, too often, much of this technology exists in a theoretical phase.… Read more »
Andreas Ehn was the first hire Spotify ever made back in 2006. As the tech juggernaut’s first CTO, he was responsible for hiring the engineering team and leading the development of the systems that form the basis of music platform that most of us now use everyday. Ehn recently made a trip to Sydney as part… Read more »
Bill Gates once said that a company’s most unhappy customers are the greatest source of learning. As the dust settles on the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, many disgruntled and disillusioned Australians will be hoping this proves true, and that after a decade of scandal the banks might finally learn their lesson and play fairly with their customers.
Telstra says its video business Ooyala is now worth zero – this could have been avoided by focusing on creators
Companies like Vimeo and Youtube have built their culture around celebrating the creator community on their platforms and the work they create. Telstra and Ooyala didn’t.
Too long have women contributing great ideas remained silent whilst male colleagues have presented them as their own.
The higher the value of Bitcoin the more energy people will use in order to compete for it during the mining process.
Daniel ‘That Startup Guy’ Mumby knows the struggle of being a woman and navigating the startup landscape
My feeling is that it’s the way many men in the ecosystem think about the conversations around sexual harassment, diversity, and equality in this community.
500 Startups engaged in deceptive behaviour – THAT should result in LaunchVic pulling financial support
LaunchVic has to break ties with 500 Startups, pull the $2.5 million subsidy, and take a stance against unethical behaviour in general.
Any politician supporting changes to 18C is sending a message that they are comfortable with Australia having a mediocre startup ecosystem.
Polls are now closed. It was a massive learning experience. Here are some final thoughts – no mincing of words
At the time of writing this post, a little over 60 percent of the votes have been counted and current Lord Mayor Clover Moore has officially won a fourth term to lead the City of Sydney council.
I get the advantages behind the Scaleup Mediafund, I just think it’s a selfish way to support the startup ecosystem
Yesterday News Corp Australia, FOX SPORTS and NOVA Entertainment announced the launch of their new initiative called the Scaleup Mediafund.