Rackspace® Hosting has launched an Australian pitching competition to find a small startup team making a big impact.
David Wei has two successful startups under his belt and the blessings of both GroupOn and Optus, so from the outside in, it looks like the easy life for David! But of course, anyone who’s ever run their own business knows it’s never all smooth sailing and rose-smelling. We talk to David about some of the challenges in pulling together a team, the Sydney vs Melbourne debate and pitching for Innov8.
Tech23 is starting to be one of the most exciting and widely recognised events on the Technology and Startup calendar each year. Past winners have gone on to gain critical acclaim in their fields and enjoy continued rapid growth due to endorsement from the Government and other contributing bodies to the event.
A month or so ago we wrote an article about One Can Grow, an organisation that aims to go into high schools and teach teenagers how to make money from what they are passionate about. Over the last 8 weeks, this pilot program took place across three schools in Sydney [Sydney Boys, Sydney Girls and Ascham] – The students went through a vigorous training and mentoring schedule, with some of Australia’s young thinkers and doers -all the while working towards the inter-school Dragon’s Den pitch which took place last Thursday evening at ATP Innovations.
A pitch is a powerful set of words that you send out to the world again and again. Eventually, if you stick at it and really get the pitch perfect, you will get what you pitch for. In business, if you get it right you can raise money, attract a team, engage partners and inspire clients to take you on. If you are a change maker, you will eventually attract a following, upset the status quo and see a shift in your cause.