Startup Lessons

Why You Need Company Culture

Why You Need Company Culture

Our 4th speaker is passionate about culture, and attributes it as a key factor to her company's success. By incorporating and reinforcing culture, she believes that all startups can benefit. She shares with us some of the benefits of creating and living your company culture every day.

Culture is essentially how do things get done around here. Are you conscious of your culture? If not, you might want to start. Here are 3 reasons why you need to define your company culture:

4 Tips to Help Your Startup Thrive

4 Tips to Help Your Startup Thrive

Building a startup is a time consuming and difficult slog, there is no denying it. You have to be a generalist and a specialist, wearing a thousand different hats simultaneously, managing people, contractors, investors, projects and even levels of toilet paper. All of these different priorities are important but are all competing for your most valuable resource, time.

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.

8 Steps to Successful Capital Raising

8 Steps to Successful Capital Raising

How can you speed your way towards successful funding? Obviously write a pitch is the first step. What next? How do you get people to see the pitch? What is Due Diligence and why do you need to prepare for it? What questions could they ask? How do get that final cheque? Read on…

What startups can learn from Telstra's win over the Olympic Committee

What startups can learn from Telstra's win over the Olympic Committee

As a tech start-up, you have probably thought about how you can raise your profile by partnering with relevant organisations through sponsorship and other commercial arrangements.  Forging a partnership with the perfect partner is often all that is required to springboard a start-up, whether by way of an “anchor client”, though becoming an “official partner” or otherwise...

Founders of Sparrow Flights say user experience is more than just app design

Founders of Sparrow Flights say user experience is more than just app design

“The main point of difference for Sparrow is the user experience. Not just booking through the app, but the support afterwards. Adrian [Ciaschetti, co-founder] has been taking calls at midnight from customers, trying to give them the best possible support, which I’m sure his girlfriend isn’t enjoying."

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.