Resources for Startups

Startup Investment Startup Gippsland Online Resources

Startup Investment

By Steph Thoo | August 29, 2019

Articles What founders need to know: You were funded for a liquidity event A lesson in start-ups · Interview with Steve Baxter How (and why) I invest in startups What does it take to raise capital, in SaaS, in 2018? How to get cashflow forecasting / financial modelling right How to get a warm investor intro (or not) Book Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your…

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Startup Pitching Startup Gippsland Online Resources


By Steph Thoo | August 28, 2019

Articles 10 Steps to fix your pitch Sequoia, how to present to investors Lessons from a study of perfect pitch decks 5 tips for pitching your startup Tools Crunchbase, find info on funding rounds that have been raised by startups Pitch decks from funded companies The Credibility Code Videos Pitch tips Great example pitch, ScriptRock (now UpGuard) Great example pitch, Aeroster pitch Great example pitch,…

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Australian Startup Ecosystem Startup Gippsland Online Resources

Australian Startup Ecosystem

By Steph Thoo | August 27, 2019

Australian Startup Ecosystem Startup Vic, Victoria’s grassroots startup community LaunchVic, a Victorian government body established to ignite the state’s startup ecosystem

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Resources for Startups Gippsland program Coworking Spaces

Coworking Spaces

By Steph Thoo | August 26, 2019

Coworking Spaces List of Melbourne coworking spaces Gippsland Coworking Space

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Resources for Startups Gippsland program Startup Tools and Online courses

Curated Startup Tools and Online Courses

By Steph Thoo | August 25, 2019

Curated Startup Tools Startup Library, a Y Combinator initiative with a compilation of amazing online Startup School, another Y Combinator initiative that’s full of helpful online videos StartupU, from BlueChilli, an online startup course is designed to help entrepreneurs through all the foundations of starting a business Self Start, government website that helps business owners through all the nuts and bolts of starting up Startup…

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Pitching for Success

By Steph Thoo | June 3, 2019

There’s a lot of misconceptions about pitching. When most people think of pitching, they think of Shark Tank. But pitching is so much more than that and like many aspects of entrepreneur life, it’s a valuable skill that takes time to perfect. So what is pitching and why is it important? Pitching is important as it enables you to have meaningful conversations. These conversations could…

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Startup Gippsland HOT TIPS DEALING WITH SETBACKS REJECTION & FAILURE online startup resources

Dealing with setbacks, rejections and failures

By Steph Thoo | May 17, 2019

Starting and running a business is tough. Not only do you have to deal with setbacks, rejections and failures, but you have to self-motivate when times get tough to keep on going. Everyone has different ways that they self-motivate, so this week we thought we’d share a few that our community of startup founders use: Connect back to your purpose – Simon Sinek said that…

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Startup Gippsland Lean Canvas Methodology online startup resources

What is a Lean Canvas Methodology?

By Steph Thoo | April 26, 2019

Lean Canvas Methodology If you’re starting a new business, many people will advise you to complete a business plan. Now, don’t get me wrong, business plans are great. They help you think out all of the important aspects of your business such as what your market is, who your competitors are, your start-up costs and your financial projections. The challenge with business plans are that…

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STARTUP GIPPSLAND Tips Business Scalability

How can you improve your scalability?

By Steph Thoo | April 24, 2019

Entrepreneurs often that scalability is binary – you’re either scalable or you’re not. This isn’t actually true – scalability is more of a spectrum. This means that you can make tweaks to your business and its operations that can gradually move you along this spectrum to become more scalable. This is particularly important for people who are selling a service or product that is handmade…

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Startup Gippsland public speaking skills article

Public Speaking tips to get over your nervousness and develop confidence

By Steph Thoo | April 15, 2019

The old saying goes that people are more afraid of public speaking than they are of death. If that’s true, developing the skills to be a confident public speaker is a smart way to set yourself apart from the rest when faced with pitching opportunities, networking and other professional engagements. A lot of our fear of public speaking comes down to the way it makes…

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Mistakes entrepreneurs make

The mistakes that almost every entrepreneur makes

By Steph Thoo | March 14, 2019

Article by Stephanie Thoo As we’re kicking off the Startup Gippsland program, I’ve been reflecting with the team on what the most important lessons should be for Gippsland’s next generation of entrepreneurs. In the last 12 months I have been lucky enough to coach over 200 entrepreneurs in my prior role running startup programs RMIT, and I’ve seen almost every one of them make the same three…

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