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"
We Don’t Plug Books but This One Is Different We don’t normally plug new books but this one is a global handbook for tech startups trying to scale. It is by a serial entrepreneur and more importantly someone that is taking thinking forward in our industry in a practical way. You can pre-order for $25 […]Read more "Scaling Lean – New Book by Ash Maurya"
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"
Inspirational Australian entrepreneur and community leader Jo Burston is coming to speak at The Start Society this week. Jo Burston is a rare and remarkable women by any measure. I have lost count of how many businesses Jo has created but think it is about eight (at least). Her most recent success is the global movement […]Read more "Jo Burston Famous Entrepreneur at StartSoc"
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"
Key insights from the master of innovation.Read more "Disruptive Innovation Refresh"
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"
In 1975 a Kodak Employee invented the digital camera, his bosses made him hide it. Kodak went bankrupt (see note 1). In 1999 Professor Clayton Christensen of Harvard coined the phrase ‘disruptive innovation’ in the context of tech startup companies challenging entrenched market leaders with less capital, time and resources. in the last 10 years […]Read more "Why Enterprises Need Startups: The Boiling Frog."
Naomi Simpson already had a remarkable track record and public profile well before the TV show Shark Tank Australia but now her personal and business brands are simply sky high. We are pleased to be welcoming one of Australia’s most high profile entrepreneurs and angel investors to iCentral.Co by The Start Society on August 12th […]Read more "Lunch with Naomi Simpson August 12th 2015 at iC"
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"