Bill Reichert, from Garage Technology Ventures, came to StartCon with one major theme in mind: the death of the elevator pitch.
How to get investors and customers to fall in love with you!
We caught up with our second speaker, CMO of a huge disruptor in the fitness industry on how she built brand loyalty. Stay tuned on the 22nd of August for when we announce our first 6 international speakers and our Early Bird Tickets!
1. Invest in your community - We aimed at connecting our fitness enthusiasts and the studio owners through events, virtual dialog, and surprise and delight moments.
Jason Crusan is from a small startup you may have heard of… called NASA. He’s the director of their Advanced Exploration Systems division, which is itself part of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. He came to speak at StartCon to update you all on changes in the space industry – and the huge opportunities ahead within that sector.
The issue of getting talented people: What they want, how to manage them, and some of his own observations from working with some of the best and brightest in the industry.
Sujan Patel, Co-founder of Web Profits gave a talk about how to grow your startup at StartCon. Even better? All of these methods are things you can do for FREE, to build your company right from the very beginning.
How one company built and expanded into a unique category in the market.
John Botros took some time out of his holidays to come and take part in an informal fireside chat with Craig Blair.
Christopher Koch, Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Freelancer Limited, gave his keynote presentation about the Valuation of Technology Companies in Public Markets at SydStart 2015. This talk was at the start of a heated month of debate in global public markets on the challenges of privately held ‘unicorns’ going public, and just ahead of some key investors’ write-downs of privately held ‘unicorns’, along with the eventful Square and Match IPOs.
Without returns, you don’t have venture capital. Without venture capital, you don’t have funding for startups.
~ Craig Blair, AirTree Ventures
Planning to approach a venture capitalist to fund your startup? At the SydStart 2015 workshops, Craig Blair discussed how VCs like AirTree Ventures invest in startups. If you want to know the right way of approaching investors and how they fund businesses, read on and get tips from his presentation.
As the Business Development Manager for the listings at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Rory Cunningham strongly believes that the ASX is an excellent platform for helping Australian technology companies grow. Addressing the SydStart conference audience, Rory said, “We have over 2,000 companies listed and all of them started out somewhere. I am here to encourage more Australian businesses to join the exchange.”