How I Got The Best Job In The World

For generations, we have focused on the individual drivers of success: passion, hard work, talent, and luck. But today, success is increasingly dependent on how we connect and interact with others and your ability to lead, motivate your team and collaboratively innovate.

Having a rock-solid network in your life can propel and empower you. “For 78% of startups, networking is vital to entrepreneurial success” (Forbes). And, the best part is that building and maintaining a stellar network doesn’t have to take years or attending a million conferences and coffee dates. In fact, it’s all about building on the foundation you already have. You simply need to learn the fundamentals.

Come along and hear Saba Karim’s story of how he used the power of networking and went from stocking shelves to working at the world’s biggest seed startup accelerator, investing in the future of technology and startups. You’ll learn about the key ingredients to have a successful career or startup. And it’s much more than about big exists, large salaries, and fancy job titles. It’s about doing what you love, whether you’re working for yourself or someone else. We will take a dive deep into the fundamentals of building a solid network with Saba as he shares his journey and unpacks the fundamentals:

->Exact steps on how and where to find mentors

->The 3 types of mentors you need – and how to find them

->What ‘networking’ events to go to and which ones to avoid.

->How to maximize the value of your network (hint* it’s the opposite of what you think)

->How Australia differs to the US when it comes to building relationships

->Tools to help you build a strong network for life

->The important shift you need to make in your mindset and how to establish a “give first” mentality

->Breaking the isolation and working as a community

->Examples of all the above in action (real stories, real people)

About Saba Karim:

With over 12 years of experience in marketing, Saba has helped launch a number of startups and worked with world-renowned organizations such as Harvard, Telstra, Techstars, and Universal. At the age of 17, he founded his own creative studio and went on to co-found Acquisitionly, an AI-powered Customer Acquisition Automation solution. He is also on the founding team of Orai, the #1 public speaking app, backed by Comcast Ventures and lead growth for Evolve, which went on to be acquired by Hubspot (NYSE:HUBS).

Currently, he is the Pipeline Manager at Techstars, based out of Boulder Colorado, helping source startups across the world for their mentorship-driven accelerators. Originally from Melbourne, Saba completed his Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Marketing and a Masters’ of Communication majoring in advertising and media at Deakin University.

Saba’s passion is with startups, growth, and disruption – seeing motivated founders challenging the status quo and making meaningful innovations is why he jumps out of bed every morning. That, and the Techstars #GiveFirst ethos is what inspired Saba to create the Coast to Growth Podcast.”