Free Webinar: Taking your start-up to the next level

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Thursday, May 3 at 12:30pm AEST

Every start-up knows the feeling. You’ve been through the excitement (and exhaustion) of the start-up phase, you’ve got some momentum and you’re starting to feel comfortable. Then it hits you – the challenge of growing your business is only just starting.

Turning your start-up into a growth company isn’t easy, but the companies on the StartupSmart Awards provide us with some great examples of how it can be done.

In this webinar, StartupSmart editor Oliver Milman will be joined by Matthew Sampson from Aspect Personnel and Shane Thatcher of Illumination Headquarters to dissect some of the key to going to the next level, including:

  • Refocussing after the start-up phase
  • The key challenges growth companies face
  • What you will need to scale up

Guest Presenter

Matthew Sampson


Aspect Personnel

Matthew Sampson is an experienced consultant with a background in the recruitment of engineering professionals for Victoria's private consultancies and public organisations. Matthew joined Aspect Personnel in 2007 to take a more personalised and relationship focussed approach to recruitment.

Guest Presenter

Shane Thatcher


illumination Headquarters

After 15 years waylaid in Trading and Executive Management in the electricity business, Shane Thatcher has come full circle and found a use for his early dabblings in emissions trading as founder and CEO of illumination.

StartUpSmart Host

Oliver Milman



Oliver Milman is the editor of StartupSmart. He has worked as a journalist for almost a decade, most recently as a senior reporter at B&T. Oliver previously worked on the UK online publication