Opinion

How to launch an Australian startup in the US

- July 19, 2019 3 MIN READ

    With a population of over 327 million people, the largest economy in the world, and a market that is distinctly English-speaking, the United States is a lucrative market for Australian startups. However, it is not as simple as wanting to expand an Aussie company to America — there are a lot of inside… Read more »

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Why breaking rules is the key to success in a startup

- July 16, 2019 3 MIN READ

  Members of the Draper Venture Network – an alliance of independent venture capital firms – gathered in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil recently to learn about the region’s entrepreneurial communities. We met with top-performing billion-dollar companies and government officials, and as investors we discussed the critical success factors and commonalities observed in the outstanding founders… Read more »

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How one startup founder left her job and decided bootstrapping her idea was the best way to fund it

- July 12, 2019 2 MIN READ

‘Mighty oaks from little acorns grow’, but when there is a lack of funding, grant options are often awarded retrospectively, and venture capital money doesn’t come as easily as some people think, how do startups in Australia actually fund their startup dreams?  Entrepreneurs are turning to bootstrapping. To ‘bootstrap’ is a term to start a… Read more »

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How to stand out as a woman in the tech crowd

- July 11, 2019 4 MIN READ

Designerex co-founder Kirsten Kore As a woman in the tech industry, you may find yourself being the only one in the crowd. One of the first things I find myself doing when I walk into the conferences and meet-ups, is look around to find my fellow female founders. Thankfully, there are more and more of… Read more »

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The 4 pillars you need to build a successful business

- July 9, 2019 2 MIN READ

  It’s hard to build a successful small business – let’s get that out on the table right from the start.  The small business graveyard is littered with dead bodies of the hundreds of millions that dared venture before you, originally filled with crazy hopes, dreams and aspirations. These googly eyes most likely blinded them… Read more »

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Do scientists make good startup entrepreneurs?

- July 5, 2019 2 MIN READ

    All entrepreneurs face challenges bringing their ideas to market, and founders with an academic background are no different. However, this particular group of individuals – immersed in ground-breaking science and engineering-based research – must learn to shift their mindset from researcher to entrepreneur to succeed in the world of startups. Starting and scaling… Read more »

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5 things you need to have a successful business partnership

- June 28, 2019 2 MIN READ

Second Squared business partners Lui Pangiarellia and Ak Sabbagh   Nothing is of more importance to a successful business than working with the right people. When it comes to partnerships, that’s even more crucial. The person you work with can make or break your business, your prosperity, and by extension, your wellbeing. So, the stakes… Read more »

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3 simple ways to get your personal brand to soar

- June 14, 2019 3 MIN READ

Your personal brand can make or break your small business. Have you ever wondered why some people are able to skyrocket theirs more than others? Here are a few tips to get you started. Have you ever wondered why some people are able to skyrocket their personal brand more than others? Quite often it can… Read more »

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KAREN ANDREWS: Here’s why 95 CRC projects funded by the Australian government are the future of industry and innovation

- May 30, 2019 4 MIN READ

Nearly three decades after its establishment, the CRC Program continues to go from strength to strength. It is a testament to the power of collaboration … of bringing industry and research together to achieve a common goal. I’m proud of the excellent track record of our CRCs in delivering tangible outcomes and developing commercial solutions… Read more »