Startup Muster, a comprehensive survey of the Australian startup ecosystem , has today released preliminary results that reveal the ecosystem’s perception of which state and federal MPs are most supportive of startups.
Last week, a small group of us got to tune into a live stream from New York. Peter Thiel was launching his new book Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. Many things were discussed from disruption models to the future of sustainable food.
I stood there slightly irked, having realised that I’d been duped into attending my least favourite type of business event – networking. I’m sure whoever pioneered the networking event meant well. But business networking events – specifically a portion of local ones – have turned into something quite awful.
Startup founders should be looking for on-brand employees with passion, excitement and a desire to follow the leader. Leave drones with no dreams to the corporate world.
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?
In an announcement to the ASX yesterday, Moko Social Media stated that the company would be teaming up with Pinstripe Media, owned by David Koch to produce a new media play directed at Generation Y.
The Australian economy has had its fair share of peaks and troughs. I absolutely love Australia and it is home for me, but I am disappointed by the support it currently offers to a ‘budding entrepreneur’ such as myself.
For the past eight years, Perth-based entrepreneur Saran Bajaj has been running the Origin New Years Eve Festival, an urban and underground club music event with a solid following. This year though, it seems Bajaj may end up losing what he claims is at least $2 million due to Perth City Council not giving the event the green light to go ahead at the proposed location at Wellington Square in East Perth.
Gary Ng, Founder of multimillion-dollar business E-Web Marketing, approached Startup Daily to present his side of the story regarding a reality TV show he participated in, which was later accused of destroying a local small business. The other side of the story is completely different and begs the question ‘how far are people willing to go to stretch the truth?’
It was revealed that co-host of Studio 10, Sarah Harris would be hosting the series when it airs next year and will be accompanied by the sharks who are Steve Baxter (PIPE Networks, StartupAUS and River City Labs), Janine Allis (Boost Juice, Salsa’s Fresh Mex), Andrew Banks (Talent 2 International), John McGrath (McGrath Real Estate) and Naomi Simson (Red Balloon).
Over the last couple of weeks this notion of ‘entrepreneur porn’ has been the top of mind for a number of startup commentators and journalists around the world, prompting us to ask the question – is it killing the actual definition of what it actually means to be an entrepreneur?
Alexander Osterwalder’s ideals and accomplishments aside, his interview catalysed a spark of imagination and got me thinking a lot more about a new role that could one day exist in large enterprises, the role of the Chief Corporate Entrepreneur.
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.
Although generic non-slip socks can be found everywhere today – even at your local Woolies supermarket – a decade ago, it was a unique product. It was in 2005 that physiotherapist-turned-entrepreneur Luke Goodwin embarked on a search for socks that would be suitable for adults to wear not only whilst exercising, but also as a falls prevention safety measure in hospitals, nursing homes and even around houses with tiled or timber floors.