From the importance of founder naivety, to seeking out the doubters, to rigorously assessing founder/market fit, Irving Fain shares his lessons from building a company in a space he wasn't an expert in, as well as other takeaways from the earliest days at his startup, Bowery Farming.
Raising capital is a critical stage for most startups. We created this guide to demystify the capital raising process and explain in plain terms all the information you need to know around this important topic.
Imagine you are working with a group of innovators at a circular economy hackathon. Your group designs and develops a revolutionary way to help track where waste is produced using machine learning and the blockchain. You win first place! Congratulations!
Now the question comes up, who owns the Intellectual Property (IP)?
Is it the team leader? Is to you? Or is it the people that ran and/or sponsored the hackathon?
We have put together a brief guide to help you the next time you have questions about who owns the IP, the ideas and the innovation. This might change depending on your specific situation, but the following guide will still be a good starting point in understanding what type of IP you might have created and who might own that IP.
Do you have to give up your day job to get started on that brilliant startup idea? Urban Plant Growers are here to tell you that you do not: here’s some practical tips for how you can get started in your startup while still working fulltime.
How to start a startup in Australia as a migrant. Stories of migrant entrepreneurs. #Migrapreneurs. In this video, Arianna Watson (co-founder, Think Enough) & Tony Jose (Co-founder, Webyroo) shares their journey of how they started their startup and what are some of the difficulties migrant founders face while starting a startup in Australia.
There is nobody else with your unique experience, perspective and passions on the planet. To turn this idea into a business, you’ll need to validate it as a problem that enough people have (and will pay for) and validate a solution to this problem. Here are some ways to work through this at the earliest stages.
In the early stages of building a startup, founders have to wear many hats as they develop their MVP, diversify customer acquisition channels or try and build brand recognition in the market, and often they have to do this with limited to no resources and very little capital. This is where growth hacking begins to... Read more »
One of the things that founders have the most angst about is whom they should have on their board and at what stage of the business. This is smart because amazing board members can be transformative with important advice and access and can also help attract other great board members (and team members).
Before you start a business in NSW, it's important to take the time to understand the steps involved in opening a new business. Use this guide as a checklist of tasks you may need to complete.
Check out the industry specific guides for opening or starting a:
Cafe, restaurant or small bar
Clothing retail business
Housing construction business
Road freight transport business
The NSW Government is focused on building a strong and supportive ecosystem for startups. We want them to thrive and prosper, and become the job-creating powerhouses of the future.
To achieve this, we’re offering grants to promising NSW startups to help them find their feet.