Claire Wu
Life hacks

How to use mindful breathing to manage anxiety

- April 17, 2024 3 MIN READ

Anxiety is a huge issue that many in society go through. It is considered the most common mental health condition in Australia and America. More than one in six Australians had an anxiety disorder such as social phobia or post-traumatic stress disorder in the previous 12 months, while in America, over 40 million adults accounting… Read more »

man in maze
Business strategy

I’ve been in 3 corporate accelerator programs: here’s what I wish I knew beforehand 

- April 8, 2024 4 MIN READ

Over the past five years, accelerator and incubator programs in Australia have had their ups and downs. Some have opened, while others have closed, and through it all thousands of startups have applied for a chance to increase their odds of survival and growth.  Having now completed three corporate run accelerator programs (with KPMG, PepsiCo,… Read more »

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Business strategy

8 systems entrepreneurs need to have in place to make their startup scalable

- April 2, 2024 3 MIN READ

In our journey through the business world, we often encounter hurdles that test our resolve, creativity, and strategic thinking. Transitioning from corporate burnout to building a six-figure business within a year, I learnt the indispensable role of essential systems in achieving scalability and profitability. I want to take some time to share with you the… Read more »

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Business strategy

The founder’s dilemma: what to focus on now – and next?

- January 22, 2024 6 MIN READ

‘Reformed’ founder turned academic, Chris Edwards,  analyses the most prevalent startup failure factor. In today’s competitive marketplace, it’s more important than ever to put customers first. But how do you find the time to do that when you’re running a startup or small business, where seemingly everyone and everything is vying for your time and… Read more »

Tina Turner
Leadership

4 things Tina Turner taught me about entrepreneurship and dealing with the challenges life throws at you

- May 25, 2023 3 MIN READ

Soul-rock legend Tina Turner passed away today – and apart from teaching us all how to Nutbush, the singer’s life serves as a testament to purpose, passion and resilience – three attributes entrepreneurs have in spades. Tina’s story is one of strength and perseverance. Her journey wasn’t always easy – she faced numerous obstacles throughout… Read more »

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Business strategy

A VC offers advice on 8 strategies for founders in challenging times

- May 16, 2023 3 MIN READ

I recently returned from Silicon Valley where I had insightful conversations with a diverse range of founders and investors. These discussions shed light on the challenges faced by technology startups in the current funding landscape. With venture capitalists (VCs) taking longer to respond and valuations subdued, it is crucial for founders to approach these obstacles… Read more »

Techstars Kirstin Hunter
Business strategy

Techstars boss Kirstin Hunter on the 5 most common mistakes early-stage startup founders make

- May 16, 2023 5 MIN READ

Kirstin Hunter, the managing director of Techstars Tech Central Sydney, knows how it feels to navigate the chaos and ambiguity of running a startup. As co-founder and former CEO of Future Super, former Chief People, Risk and Legal Officer at Brighte, and former Chief of Staff at Human, she has lived it from the inside, several times over.… Read more »