Heaps of Tech Founders. Best value for money in Sydney. We are in the final stages of committing to a large space next door to St Leonards railway station. 657 Pacific Highway St Leonards (previously 100 Christie Street) exclusively for tech startup founders and their enablers (educators, investors, mentors and advisors). Come for the great […]Read more "New iCentral Space at St Leonards"
The New Ecosystem Metrics We might be turning a corner. There is no doubt we are at least 15 years into a macro wave that is seeing internet enabled businesses disrupt industry after industry globally. Many are cooked before they even realise it. But personally I think there are a few less obvious local Australian […]Read more "Seven Startup Ecosystem Leading Indicators Are Booming"
Opinion Piece by StartSoc Founder Pete Cooper ‘The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn and relearn.’ – Alvin Tofler. Humans learn and create value for themselves and society in weirdly diverse ways. Learning usually doesn’t actually require lots of money. […]Read more "Peer Learning with Shoulders not Precincts"
Congratulations to Vinomofo for securing a $25m investment from Blue Sky Funds this week. Read the full story in ZDNet. You might also like to read Investors in Tech Startups in Australia – a list by StartSoc Tech Start Ecosystem in Australia – a list by StartSocRead more "Blue Sky Invests $25m into Vinomofo the tech wine startup"
Do you know someone in our community that is making a difference? Nominate them for an Advance Award in 2016 nominations close late April.Read more "Advance Awards call for nominations 2016"
For a country that prides itself on fairness the proposed tax benefits for investors in startups are surprisingly unfair. Unless you are a professional investor with $2.5m in assets or more you can’t qualify for these new tax reductions for innovation investments [introduced to Australian parliament March 18, 2017] . The operative words here are obviously […]Read more "The Great Divide – Rich get fat tax benefits others are denied?"
StartSoc helps entrepreneurs help themselves While other parties in the ecosystem are important such as investors and educators, it is the entrepreneurs, the hackers, hipsters and hustlers (also known as the developers, designers and business executors) that are the heart of the ecosystem. Our focus is tech startups & ecosystem enablers We support all parties in the […]Read more "Why did we create The Start Society?"
StartSoc is closing our iCentralCo coworking space at 234 Sussex due to the building being bulldozed and redeveloped by our landlord. All our other products (current and work-in-progress) will continue as usual but we need to sell all the furniture – so make an offer HERE – ASAP and we are giving extra special deals to […]Read more "Furniture For Startups – Fire Sale"
This week is our best ever. Three world class Australians leading their fields. Feb 2: Ric Richardson Inventor & Mentor with many many patents and successes Feb 3: Jo Burston Inspiring Leader & Serial Entrepreneur with a string of businesses Feb 10: Dain Hedgepeth Gamer & Skater App Founder with 30m Sessions and counting Grab […]Read more "Three World Class Speakers in One Week – FEB 2016"
World famous Australian inventor, serial innovator and holder of many many patents, it is hard to find the right words to describe Ric Richardson. Some people call Ric Richardson the $300m man after his successful lawsuit against a multinational for using his Uniloc software license security intellectual property. Other people call Ric a mentor for his […]Read more "Ric Richardson Inventor at StartSoc"
Your mission should you chose to accept it is – innovate – like your life depends on it.Read more "The Thin Emerald Line of Innovation"
It Is Time for a National Summit About this Tech Startup Ecosystem Opportunity. Our industry is in flames, lets fix it in 2015. We have had a few positive wins in the tech startup ecosystem in recent weeks and actually pretty consistently in the last 3-5 years but lets get back to basics for a […]Read more "All Levels Of Government Are Failing Tech Startups in Australia"
The Start Society is excited to announce new pricing plans, additional member benefits and new improved features for iCentral community coworking spaces right in the heart of the city.Read more "New Pricing Plans"
Breakfast with Adeo Ressi this morning was fascinating. For those of you who don’t know Adeo, he is the founder of the Founder Institute the world’s largest accelerator program and much much more. So as you would expect, they know a thing or two about identifying the traits of successful founders. Adeo has been in […]Read more "Greatest Predictor of Founder Success"
It is hard to beat a good joust, vigorous debates usually bring out the best results. Recent initiatives and publications The Start Society has been watching closely include – Australia Needs a Quest Probably one of the more interesting commentaries in recent years was from IntVen Director Mike Nicholls in a personal post on linkedin of […]Read more "Policy & Insight Roundup – Australian Tech Startups"
Light plans for entrepreneurs making the transition to full-time or investors, mentors and enablers looking to get slower to their startups.Read more "Light Memberships at iCentral.Co"
We are excited to announce iCentral.Co is now unofficially open at 234 Sussex St Sydney and our first members have moved in. Some awesome designer and recycled furniture has been moved in (loads and loads of stuff) and most of the charter members have now subscribed. We will continue to improve the space over time, […]Read more "iCentral is Open"
Pitching for the SydStart Qualifying Days is nearly two thirds complete. The 2nd of 3 days at the ASX Sydney is being held this Thu with another batch of 20 disruptive tech startups fighting it out to be a finalist in front of top grade judges from the industry. You can grab a discounted ticket […]Read more "SydStart 2014 Series is well underway"
A new co-working space and tech startup community has been established at Merimbula and nearby Bega on the New South Wales coast previously famous for dairy farms and spectacular beaches and national parks.Read more "South Coast ‘Sea Change’ Startup Central"