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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.

10 Growth Hackers You Need To Follow

10 Growth Hackers You Need To Follow

No matter what stage of the growth cycle your business is in, you’ve got plenty to gain from reading the articles and essays these experts have written. The content written by these folks will give you the most value for your time, and I recommend you bookmark this page so you can refer to it later, or add these blogs to your RSS feed. 

StartCon Announces first look at 2016 Speakers!

StartCon Announces first look at 2016 Speakers!

StartCon (formerly SydStart) announces six of the world’s top growth marketers & entrepreneurs, tech industry aces, movers and shakers in the initial heavy hitter speaker lineup at Australia’s largest startup & growth conference to be held at Sydney's new $152 million dollar five-star grand-stand at Royal Randwick Racecourse on November 26 and 27, 2016.

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

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

FULL VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE FOR A LIMITED TIME

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.

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.

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?

Chris Hexton on growing through content: A case study

Chris Hexton on growing through content: A case study

"We've never raised any money"

Even if you have the best product in the world, with no customers, your business is going no where. 

For some businesses, online content is a great first step to growing your customers. 

At a recent StartCon event, Chris Hexton, CEO and Founder of Vero, went into detail about how this strategy worked for Vero.