Startup Success Series : creating-awesome-organisational-culture

The Startup Success Series is designed to provide insight and education on the topics that matter most to the founder community right now.

Each week Startup Victoria hosts a 1-hour webinar for the community, focusing on a specific topic. There’s only so much we can squeeze into 60 minutes, so we share resources from these webinars via these Startup Success Series articles.

The Startup Success Series is supported by LaunchVic.

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

Building No Code MVPs

Have you got a great startup idea but none of the tech skills needed to make it a reality? Finding the right tech expertise to build an MVP (minimum viable product) for your startup can be challenging (and if you’re not careful, expensive).

This week we’ll be looking at the different options available to non-technical founders, including:

– How to validate your idea with a great no-code MVP
– The philosophy of the no-code movement
– Introduction to no-code platforms and;
– How companies have successfully used no-code tools to prototype their product.

Virtual Event Recording

Timestamps

0:33 – Introduction
2:45 – About Kate Kendall
10:45 – Popular no-code tools
15:30 – Lean Testing for validating MVPS
​27:15 – Success Stories
34:48 – Audience Q&A

Recommended Resources

The Startup Success Series is designed to provide insight and education on the topics that matter most to the founder community right now.

Each week Startup Victoria hosts a 1-hour webinar for the community, focusing on a specific topic. There’s only so much we can squeeze into 60 minutes, so we share resources from these webinars via these Startup Success Series articles.

The Startup Success Series is supported by LaunchVic.

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

Building Teams with Employee Shares

Are you looking to attract the best people to help build your startup? Or perhaps it’s retaining your highly skilled staff that’s keeping you up at night?

This week we’re joined by Jason Atkins, CEO & Co-founder of Cake Equity who will be teaching us how to navigate Employee Share Schemes.

We’ll be answering questions like:

  • What’s the point of offering employee shares?
  • What are the technicalities?
  • How much should you give away? And to who?
  • How will it affect team culture?

Virtual Event Recording

Timestamps

0:33 – Introduction
3:03 – About Cake Equity
18:25 – ESS startup-up concession qualification
​30:00 – Case studies and valuation
37:57 – Audience Q&A

Recommended Resources

Startup specific lawyers and accountants in the Startup Vic community:

The Startup Success Series is designed to provide insight and education on the topics that matter most to the founder community right now.

Each week Startup Victoria hosts a 1-hour webinar for the community, focusing on a specific topic. There’s only so much we can squeeze into 60 minutes, so we share resources from these webinars via these Startup Success Series articles.

The Startup Success Series is supported by LaunchVic.

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

Grants for Startups

Ever wondered what financial support is out there for Victorian based startups? From local grants, to state wide programs & federal level grants and incentives, it can be overwhelming wading through the different options & eligibility criteria. But don’t fret – Startup Vic is here to walk you through it with local expert Rachel van Ketwich, Head of R&D and Grants @ GrantReady.

In this Startup Success Series, founders will walk away with a clear understanding of their options when it comes to grants, whether you might be eligible, how to apply and what support might be available to help you achieve a successful outcome and minimise the risk of clawbacks. 

Virtual Event Recording

About: Watch the webinar recording below followed by an audience Q&A.

Timestamps

2: 06​ – Introductions

3:10 – Presentation Begins

40:21 – Audience Q&A

Resources

Here’s a list ofl the resources mentioned in this recording.

  • https://grantready.com.au
  • https://grantguru.com.au/grantwriter/grantready-rd/
  • https://www.ato.gov.au/Business/Research-and-development-tax-incentive/
  • https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/accelerating-commercialisation

The Startup Success Series is designed to provide insight and education on the topics that matter most to the founder community right now.

Each week Startup Victoria hosts a 1-hour webinar for the community, focusing on a specific topic. There’s only so much we can squeeze into 60 minutes, so we share resources from these webinars via these Startup Success Series articles.

The Startup Success Series is supported by LaunchVic.

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

It’s absolutely vital to have a strong cybersecurity-first approach for your startup. Data breaches can cripple a business, cause damage to your brand and result in significant loss of business for your startup. But where do you start and how much will it cost?

From keeping your passwords safe to making sure your servers are secure, there’s a huge amount to think about when it comes to your startup’s security. It can all feel a little overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the world of startups!

That’s why for this edition of the Startup Success Series, we’re speaking with cybersecurity expert Michelle Price, CEO @ AustCyber, to prepare you to keep your startup and data safe. We’ll cover:

  • Cybersecurity best practice
  • Useful tools, tips and tricks to keep your startup secure
  • How to store data and sensitive information
  • Much more!

Virtual Event Recording

About: Watch the webinar recording below followed by an audience Q&A.

Timestamps

2:45​ – Introductions
6:17 – Fireside chat begins
48:32 – Audience Q&A

Resources

Here’s a list of all the resources mentioned in this recording.

  • https://www.lastpass.com/
  • https://www.kasada.io/
  • https://detexian.com/
  • https://cynch.com.au/
  • https://www.cyrise.co/
  • https://www.oaic.gov.au/privacy/data-breaches/what-is-a-notifiable-data-breach/
  • https://www.ag.gov.au/integrity/foreign-influence-transparency-scheme
  • https://modernrisksolutions.com/
  • https://www.australiacloud.com.au/
  • https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework/risk-management-framework
  • https://www.austcyber.com/

This webinar was originally recorded on Friday 14th May 2021.

The Startup Success Series is designed to provide insight and education on the topics that matter most to the founder community right now.

Each week Startup Victoria hosts a 1-hour webinar for the community, focusing on a specific topic. There’s only so much we can squeeze into 60 minutes, so we share resources from these webinars via these Startup Success Series articles.

The Startup Success Series is supported by LaunchVic.

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

You’ve spent time and money building a great product- but who’s buying it? Sales are often deemed ‘scary’ but a having a commerical can make all the difference when it comes to getting your business off the ground.

Join us for this edition of the Startup Success Series, where we’ll be talking about go-to-market strategy and B2B sales with Keith Davison, Partner & CCO at Dovetail Studios.

We’ll be covering:

  • Building a sales lead mindset from day one
  • What is a go-to-market strategy? How do you build one?
  • What mistakes do founders make when selling B2B?
  • What’s the profile of a good sales person?
  • Debunking sales myths

Virtual Event Recording

About: Watch the webinar recording below followed by an audience Q&A.

Timestamps

2:20​ – Introductions
4:00 – Keith’s Presentation
41:38 – Q&A

Resources

This webinar was originally recorded on Friday 30th April 2021.

The Startup Success Series is designed to provide insight and education on the topics that matter most to the founder community right now.

Each week Startup Victoria hosts a 1-hour webinar for the community, focusing on a specific topic. There’s only so much we can squeeze into 60 minutes, so we share resources from these webinars via these Startup Success Series articles.

The Startup Success Series is supported by LaunchVic.

LaunchVic is Victoria’s startup development agency. LaunchVic invests in organisations and projects that empower entrepreneurs to scale innovative companies and deliver new industry benefits to the Victorian economy.

Crowdfunding is the ultimate alternative to investment and bootstrapping – you believe in your business, and believe others do too, so why not go directly to them to raise funds? There’s a little more to it than that. Anyone can set up a crowdfunding campaign, but how do you get the absolute most out of your offering and ensure you raise the necessary funds?

For this edition of the Startup Success Series, we spoke with crowdfunding experts Michael Nuciforo, CEO @ Thrive, Shannon Gilleland, Founder @ Pronto Bottle, Alan Crabbe, Co-founder @ Pozible & Birchal, and Claire Brown, Senior Campaign Manager @ Birchal. In this episode, we covered:

  • What is equity crowdfunding?
  • How does it work?
  • What are the pros and cons?
  • What are the common mistakes founders make?
  • What are the secrets to success from those that have done it before?

Tune in below and get your answers to these common crowdfunding questions.

Virtual Event Recording

About: Watch the webinar recording below followed by an audience Q&A.

Timestamps:

2:30​ – Introductions
4:08 – Claire’s Crowdfunding 101 Presentation
28:56 – Panellist Q&A
51:00 – Live Audience Q&A

Presentation Slides

  • Download your own copy of Claire’s slides below.

This webinar was originally recorded on Friday 23rd April 2021.