6:59PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | I’m glad startup tech companies are getting some more attention but it’s a bit too ‘popular’ and we’ve lost a focus on what’s important. It’s not about the investors, accelerators, governments, mentors, universities, incubators, co-working spaces, service providers, industry groups or corporates. It’s about the founders.
3:00AM | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 | The keys to any elevator speech are immediacy of the business opportunity, clarity of what makes it a profitable venture and passion.
12:24PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 | Use your youthful passion and drive as an advantage, and reassure potential investors with your willingness to seek counsel from good people around you.
2:00AM | Monday, 25 February 2013 | As with any major recruitment decision, you must perform due diligence on your potential investor.
12:00AM | Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Essentially, you have to be a passionate and committed advocate of the business opportunity you are pitching.
2:02PM | Tuesday, 1 February 2011 | While it might feel like Australia suffers from a “conservative” investing culture, the true situation is a little more complex.
6:55PM | Wednesday, 1 June 2011 | Think about your business plan the same way that the chef thinks about creating her next menu – it has to have all the ingredients that the customers want.
11:16PM | Thursday, 25 November 2010 | Gone are the days when age equals experience. You need to look no further than some of the world's biggest brands to see that.
3:33PM | Friday, 11 March 2011 | NDAs are vital for protecting confidential and proprietary information and their use is widespread. But an idea for a start-up is worth as much as the paper it's written on.
9:24PM | Tuesday, 13 September 2011 | Writing one business plan is a big enough task within itself – there is no need for two.