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"
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"
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"
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"
Business Pitching Resources for Tech Startup Entrepreneurs and Enablers The Start Society is pleased to provide these resources for startups everywhere to use for running business pitching competitions. We have freely used criteria from major competitions especially SydStart. Why Pitch? There are so many reasons. Here are just a few: To get investment, get feedback, […]Read more "StartSoc Pitch Pack & Judging Criteria"
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"
Was this one of the biggest weeks ever in Australian tech? Perhaps shark tank has inspired imaginations nationally with their weekly burning and sometimes booming support for entrepreneurs. Here are just some of the deals we have seen – $2.1b MYOB listing on ASX – accounting software for small business $855m Menulog trade sale – […]Read more "One of the biggest weeks in Australian Tech Startups ever"
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"