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Ren Butler
Do you want to be your own boss? If you want to ‘Be your own boss’ … .or really be a boss at all … don’t start a startup. Buy a business. Or start an existing business with a known model and defined, pre-prepared customers. People are out there waiting for new restaurants, retail shops,...
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A lot of people daydream about sailing around the world, Deb wants to make that a reality for more folks. Running a racing yacht crew is perfect preparation for running a startup. That’s exactly what Deborah Dalziel has set out to do with her startup MySail. While traditional sailboats may not be the first thing you...
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Like all good startups we’ve had to learn by doing along the way. One of things we’ve managed to figure out is how to validate the heck out of any* startup idea before you start building anything. It’s crazy how many well-meaning, excited founders mistake activity for progress. The last thing you want is to be...
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  Writally- Cas McCullough Cas McCullough, founder and CEO of Writally, is on a mission to make terrible business blogs a thing of the past! While ‘publish or perish’ used to only apply to professional authors and academics, in the current digital market landscape it now applies to almost everyone. As a successful, published author with...
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CurrencyVue – Matthew Tyrrell  Matt’s strong background in financial services and business systems proved handy when he was faced with a growing problem that wasn’t going anywhere. He decided it was time to take on the challenge and help bring international payments further into the 21st century. Read on for more insight into where he’s come...
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ResponSight – Jeff Paine  With a rich history in startups, corporate life and even the creative world, Jeff set out to do the one thing he hadn’t done yet; be a solo founder in an accelerator program. He had been facing the same human-centered tech security challenges for over a decade and when the Disrupt@Scale...
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Therapair – Danielle McFarland & Sheree Evans Coming from a strong client engagement and startup experience background these two ladies are nothing short of impressive. They found themselves coming up against a variety of challenges on their mission to change how customers and wellness practitioners connect. Applying for the BlueChilli 156 accelerator program was one...
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You might think you understand that the startup world is different than the ordinary world, but there’s some parts you can learn and others you just have to experience. This time we’ll be talking about the ‘Belly of the Whale’ moment of this journey. That’s the first time you realise you’re really doing this and...
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While we’re all transfixed by the latest fancy health tracker wearable or in-home BMI scale, that’s not really the big story here. There’s no lack of existing data or shortage of current tools on the market to collect medical data for consumers or medical professionals. The real challenge of today is how we manage, clean, sort, store and...
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Do you like things like antibiotics, diagnostic blood tests and at home thermometers? I sure do! It’s easy to take modern medical marvels like these for granted but we shouldn’t.While medicine and health care in the modern day has for (most) people come leaps and bounds in the past few decades, we haven’t come far...
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