Wednesday 25 May

Oliver Milman


The idea that you could dream up a viable business and prime it for launch within two days would seem fanciful just a few years ago.

However, Australia is now awash with various “speed entrepreneurship” competitions that throw together groups of strangers with the task of coming up with winning business ideas.

But can these events actually spawn viable start-ups? StartupSmart writer Mahesh Sharma went undercover at Startup Weekend, a 54-hour start-up blitz, to find out. His experiences may surprise you.

Elsewhere, new research reveals worryingly scarce use of social media by start-ups and mentor Dean Ramler explains how to get over the language barrier with Chinese suppliers. 


Oliver Milman, editor


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