Ready to support the growth of the virtual reality industry is ProjectR, a business looking to open a centre for VR startups.
Australian on-demand ridesharing startup GoCatch has announced David Holmes as new CEO as cofounder and former CEO Ned Moorfield departs for new opportunities in the US.
ATP Innovations appoints former director of strategy and business development Petra Andren as new CEO
Sydney incubator ATP Innovations has announced the resignation of its CEO Hamish Hawthorn and the appointment of Petra Andren, previously its director of strategy and business development and managing director of Octapharma Australia, to the position.
Last week, Startup Daily published an article on a study that discovered a three percent (from 16 percent in 2011 to 19 percent in 2013) increase in the number of female tech startup founders, though only one in five founders have technical expertise. In other words, the number of non-technical female founders of tech startups has increased. Or to put it another way, the lack of technical skills is not deterring women from founding tech startups. No matter how you interpret it, the article received criticism. Well, not the article itself, but the article’s featured image.
Online survey platform SurveyMonkey announced overnight that Senior Executive at HP, Bill Veghte will become the new CEO of the company from August 3rd. In addition to assuming this position, Veghte will also take a place on the SurveyMonkey board joining newly appointed board members Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and former Facebook CFO David Ebersman.
For many, at least here in Australia, the reality of your startup endeavour is one that will be tackled part time. So how do you go from being a consultant, marketing manager, engineer, lawyer or saleswoman, to being a CEO?
One New Jersey-based CEO is so stylish, it makes you want to rethink the loose t-shirts and baggy pants that you believe you’re getting away with even at business meetings. Mr. Cory of Mr. Cory’s Cookies is probably the most stylish CEO ever, and he’s only nine years old.
Growing up in the UK in the late 70s and 80s when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and leading the country, I thought it was quite normal for a woman to be in a leadership role. By the time I was 8 years old, my tech career was already being mapped out for me – I just had no idea at the time.
When you’re running a startup, the more tasks you accomplish throughout the week, the longer your weekend to-do list gets. Apparently, it’s something David Copperfield did the other day. I’ll enquire. In the meantime, here are quotes from entrepreneurs and prominent thinkers who know your pain all too well.
Fred Schebesta, 32, is Co-Founder of Finder.com.au, Australia’s leading financial-product comparison website. In the last six years, since entering the comparison market – one of the most highly competitive internet categories in Australia – Schebesta developed growth strategies so successful that Finder now that attracts over 250,000 unique comparisons every month. Here’s what he had to say about his entrepreneurial journey and business growth.