As a startup founder, I know first hand the enormous personal resilience it takes to overcome adversity, setbacks and challenges. During the GFC in Ireland I lost it all. With my young family, I decided to take a courageous leap of faith and relocate to Australia with only $5,000 in my pocket in search of… Read more »
Of the 13 companies, 46% have a female founder and in all cases, that founder is also the CEO
Startmate is launching a new Founders Fellowship program to unearth and support the founders of the future in Australia and New Zealand. The 20-week program, which kicks off in July 2021, and is seeking people who want to found a company, rather than work for one, but don’t know what happens next. Sascha Kerbert, Head… Read more »
Bill Gates was 21 when he and Paul Allen registered Microsoft. Steve Jobs was 22 when he and Steve Wozniak launched Apple. Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in his Harvard dormitory. The biographies of these tech billionaires who achieved great success in their twenties has helped cement the perception that entrepreneurship is a young person’s game.… Read more »
Launching a startup means hustle. And that’s hard. The demands are high, the hours long, and the stresses can at times make you feel like you’re about to explode. So how to entrepreneurs cope with all of those pressures and avoid burnout? We spoke to seven founders and CEOs about their strategies to avoid burnout,… Read more »
As part of Startup Daily’s summer series, we asked a range of people in the startup ecosystem about the year that’s been and what they see for 2020. One of the questions we asked was for the personal highlight of 2019. Here’s what they said. Cameron Adams Chief Product Officer, Canva Canva’s going from… Read more »
Top legal experts share the 8 reasons startup founders lose out even when they build a good company. We meet a lot of excellent founders at Zambesi. They come to us to spend time with leaders from companies like Canva, Facebook, Showpo, TEDxSydney and Koala to learn how to grow their startups, pitch their ideas,… Read more »
Mums became big news this week, with Labor leader Bill Shorten talking about how his mother was an inspiration to him and shaped his political views. Politicians aren’t the only ones with inspiring mums. Becoming an entrepreneur is often the result of hard work, sacrifice, love and more from parents who’ve raised their child with… Read more »
“Creating a company out of thin air is exhausting”: Vamp cofounder Aaron Brooks on his startup journey
Vamp now has 70 staff in 6 offices around the world, and was earlier this month named the 4th fastest growing tech company in Australia by Deloitte.
With startup founders working an average of 64 hours a week and the majority drawing a smaller salary than in their previous role, 96 percent report feeling stressed.
Startup founders and small business owners are a special breed, many taking on significant amounts of debt to bring their business to life: Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar famously began to build Atlassian off their personal credit cards, racking up $10,000 in debt. The reliance on debt, however, can continue long beyond the startup phase.… Read more »
Brigie is partnering with educational institutions to list their courses on the site for international students to search through and apply for.
From stylist to fashion designer to reality star and best-selling author, Rachel Zoe’s career has pivoted more times than a cat has lives.