Tuesday 8 November
Monday, November 7, 2011/
Today on StartupSmart, we examine how start-up mentoring in Australia is changing from a long courtship to a quick-fire relationship.
Mentor network PushStart has introduced Aussie start-ups to the concept of mentor “speed dating”, where budding entrepreneurs get just 15 minutes to discuss their ideas with industry heavyweights.
But is this development helpful for start-ups keen to get their ideas off the ground? We speak to those that have taken part to find out.
Elsewhere, we profile Tapit, a new business that’s looking to cash in on the latest in mobile technology, reveal which Startup Weekend team is off to a Singapore incubator and provide some tips, via mentor William Willems, on how to cut your operational costs.
Social media mishaps: Why businesses should think twice before cracking jokes online Catriona Pollard CP Communications founder
An ‘opportunity-hunting’ generation: Here's what millennial workers need and want Karen Gately Corporate Dojo founder
Spilling the beans: Why inviting someone to 'grab a coffee' is disingenuous and unnecessary Sue Parker DARE Group founder
The 10 most unemployable job titles on LinkedIn Ian Whitworth Scene Change co-founder
How Emily McWaters manages her Sydney-based business from Kangaroo Island Emily McWaters The Hamper Emporium chief
Why 'Orwellian' performance monitoring is crucial to building an ethical company culture Michael Kodari Kodari Securities chief