Australia’s shortage of startup capital emerged as a major discussion this week, with Malcolm Turnbull wading into the discussions about funding and contributing his blog post on how Australia can become a startup nation.
In other funding news, a finance leader has called for a more dynamic approach, a new $50 million fund may launch soon, mining investors are increasingly scoping out tech opportunities and a $24 million fund is open for applications again for Geelong startups.
New opportunities are emerging for startups as Pollenizer moves into a coworking space, the World Cup Tech Challenge seeks new products to promote and not-for-profit ecosystem development group Startup Victoria reopens applications for their founding chief executive.
We heard how to not send a potential tech co-founder running in the opposite direction to you, why heading to the US too early can kill your startup and how to create a culture that can scale as you grow.
We also shared lots of advice, from how to get started on your business today, to five tips from the founders of Eventbrite, why collaborating with other business can boost your bottom line and why entrepreneurship can be taught, provided it’s to the right people.