Melbourne’s startup ecosystem valued at $7 billion, exceeding predictions

LaunchVic CEO, Dr Kate Cornick.

Melbourne’s startup ecosystem exceeds growth predictions, now valued at US$4.8 Billion (USD) / $7 billion (AUD) and ranking in the Top 15 APAC ecosystems for Talent and Performance.  Regional sub-sector strengths are Life Sciences and Fintech Results from the Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER), released last week, have revealed that Melbourne’s startup ecosystem value has… Continue reading Melbourne’s startup ecosystem valued at $7 billion, exceeding predictions

Why non-technical founders need greater support from Australia’s startup ecosystem

Depending on your source, it’s estimated that ‘technical people’ account for around 7% of the global population. That includes everyone from quantum computing experts right through to your brother-in-law’s childhood friend who knows how to mock up a WordPress site.   If you’ve got a great idea but you’re in the ‘other’ 93% of the population… Continue reading Why non-technical founders need greater support from Australia’s startup ecosystem

“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