“In Silicon Valley, success means something much bigger”: startup specialist Colin Kinner

Colin Kinner, entrepreneur coach & startup ecosystem builder

Colin Kinner doesn’t have much patience for the tall poppies of Australia or people who are intellectually dishonest in business. He does, however, have a great deal of time and respect for individuals who take the entrepreneurial plunge and attempt things “nobody else has tried before”. In fact, he’s coached hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs over… Continue reading “In Silicon Valley, success means something much bigger”: startup specialist Colin Kinner

Steve Baxter reveals how he saved his first start-up, SE Net, $700k networking interstate

In my first business, SE Net, I balked at going to industry conferences interstate. They were expensive, there was no airline competition – Adelaide-Sydney on special was $700 return and you HAD to stay a Saturday night due to local tourist board subsidies! And in general, whilst I had a hand in helping the local Internet… Continue reading Steve Baxter reveals how he saved his first start-up, SE Net, $700k networking interstate

When pitching your start-up to Steve Baxter, don’t use the word ‘give’ or you’ll p*** him off

Steve Baxter and Rove McManus at Quickbooks Connect Sydney 2017

‘Give’. It’s the four-letter word that makes Steve Baxter’s blood boil when he’s being pitched to by a start-up in search of capital. The investor, tech entrepreneur and Shark Tank star discussed his pet peeve at Intuit QuickBooks Connect Sydney 2017, earlier this month, during an entertaining and candid interview with event MC Rove McManus.… Continue reading When pitching your start-up to Steve Baxter, don’t use the word ‘give’ or you’ll p*** him off

Fear not; it’s risky business but not as hard as you think says Steve Baxter of start-up hub River City Labs

Steve Baxter, Founder of River City Labs

Some might argue that ‘business’ is synonymous with risk; and in many ways, it is. But what of it? “If you ever want to achieve the life you’ve always dreamed of, you’ll have to start taking positive, calculated risks. “The benefits of taking risks will enrich your life and make your business or career much… Continue reading Fear not; it’s risky business but not as hard as you think says Steve Baxter of start-up hub River City Labs