“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

Let’s Talk: Raising Capital (Part 2 of 2)

This week, we launched our exciting, new initiative ‘Let’s Talk…’, which provides the entrepreneurial community with a forum to share rapid-fire views with you, our readers, every Wednesday. Our very first ‘Let’s Talk…’ theme, Raising Capital, saw us pose the question “What’s a sure-fire way to make an investor sit up and listen?” We received… Continue reading Let’s Talk: Raising Capital (Part 2 of 2)

Five avoidable mistakes startup founders make

Colin Kinner, founder of Startup Onramp sheds light on five 'rookie' startup errors

We’ve all seen the grim statistics: more than 90 percent of startups fail. It’s widely acknowledged that many of these failures are caused by “rookie mistakes”. Yet, having worked with hundreds of startup founders as a mentor and investor I continue to see the same mistakes made again and again. At the same time I… Continue reading Five avoidable mistakes startup founders make