Going Global

Opportunities in the Growing Space Economy

Opportunities in the Growing Space Economy

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.

There is no better time to be an entrepreneur: Twilio’s Patrick Malatack

There is no better time to be an entrepreneur: Twilio’s Patrick Malatack

Twilio’s product manager Patrick Malatack says there is no better time to be an entrepreneur than right now. The cost of failure is cheap, and that means new ideas, creativity, and new businesses are hitting the market with a never-seen-before pace.

StartCon 2016 & The Dalidakis Double Deal

StartCon 2016 & The Dalidakis Double Deal

The reason StartCon didn’t go to Melbourne this year is because Philip Dalidakis and his team couldn’t deliver on what they agreed upon in a signed letter. The Minister and his team tried to re-trade on multiple points including marketing support, and his department was so comically incompetent that they couldn’t turn around a basic sponsorship agreement in five months despite repeated prodding, to the point of absurdity.

Rich content = Rapid growth

Rich content = Rapid growth

Today’s business world, is one of instant gratification where things 'go viral' faster than it takes your morning coffee to kick in. 

A viral blog post, YouTube video or tweet can gain huge exposure to your audience.

In a recent article, we focussed on how content marketing in the form of blogs can help grow your audience, but this is not the only content marketing strategy you could decide to adopt. 

Expert Talk: Fred Schebesta (Founder of finder.com) on Going Global

Expert Talk: Fred Schebesta (Founder of finder.com) on Going Global

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This hour long video expert talk by Fred Schebesta, the Co-Founder and Director of finder.com.au who launched finder.com in the US in June 2015. Fred talks about their strategy for going global, why do so in the first place, how to choose markets, and more.

"Going Global: Launching Finder.com" an expert talk with Fred Schebesta

"Going Global: Launching Finder.com" an expert talk with Fred Schebesta

"Don't be Times Square" 

More than 50 StartCon entrepreneurs joined us for a night of key insights from Founder of Finder.com and Finder.com.au, Fred Schebesta. The focus of the talk was going global: how, when, and why. Having launched in the US last year, Fred was keen to impart some lessons learned. 

Why SydStart became StartCon

Why SydStart became StartCon

On October 30th 2015 we announced a huge change. Sydstart was no more and we were becoming StartCon. 

This came as a shock to the Sydney entrepreneur community who had grown to love Sydstart's annual conference in Sydney. When we meet Sydney entrepreneurs we are often asked the question "why StartCon?" 

The reason is simple, we wanted to create a network for our entrepreneurs that had the ability to span outside of one city.

Chris Hexton on Behavioural emails for startups: The dos and don'ts

Chris Hexton on Behavioural emails for startups: The dos and don'ts

"Be bold enough to have a go and experiment"

Email marketing is often something completely new for startups, but it is something that if done well, can ensure valuable customer acquisition. 

Chris Hexton, founder and CEO of email marketing tool Vero, imparted some words of wisdom on StartCon entrepreneurs. 

Are you Global Ready?

Are you Global Ready?

Scaling your business is a big step, and a big risk. Do it too early and you risk sinking capital into a move that might not achieve the necessary returns. On the other hand, if you don’t see the opportunity when it arises, you could miss a chance to make a lot of money. Or even worse, your company could stagnate and be overtaken by competitors.

So what are the signs you should be looking for?