It can be a tough decision for anyone that has spent a long time building their professional reputation to step away from their former careers and risk it all on a new venture. It can also be challenging balancing that decision with raising a family or caring for older parents. We heard that it can come as a huge personal cost. For those a little further down the track it can be difficult for founder CEO’s to recognise that they may not be the right CEO to take their technology all the way from an early stage through exit. When is the right time to step out or for that matter to step in? How do you make the decision to CEO or not to CEO?Read More
Our blog for female tech entreprenuers
Hitnet’s Founder and SBE Australia E3 Program cohort member, Julie Gibson, says after many years of working for large companies and research organisations, she really enjoys the autonomy and flexibility of running her own business.
Julie shares her words of wisdom for female founders and explains what has stood out to her in the E3 program so far…
SBE Australia’s General Manager, Julie Demsey, addresses some common myths around what it takes to grow a successful company and what it means to be a successful entrepreneur.
From knowing everything to overnight successes, and exponential growth benchmarks to working 24/7, she breaks down the misconceptions and saves the best for last. Julie finishes by shining a light on the one notion about the entrepreneurial journey that should be talked about more often… challenging and rewarding, there is nothing quite like running your own business.Read More
Five years ago, Sydney-based entrepreneur and angel investor Topaz Conway helped convince Kay Koplovitz to bring Springboard Enterprises’ program to Australia to help female tech entrepreneurs in Australia scale their businesses.
Having started out with startups in Seattle, Topaz saw an opportunity for a program like Springboard in Australia.
Topaz has these tips for women pitching to investors to scale or grow their company.Read More
Australia is riding an exciting start-up wave and the Melbourne entrepreneur ecosystem is at the forefront, supporting and driving its local founders and their start-ups.
SBE Australia's Kerri Lee Sinclair said there had never been a better time to launch a business in Victoria.
“The Melbourne start-up ecosystem is thriving, growing, and really strongly supported by government, investors, influencers, and industry,” Kerri Lee said.Read More
We are so pleased to introduce the first ever graduated cohort from our E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate program for early stage female-led tech start-ups.
“It has been so exciting to see how far these women have come over the course of the 8 week program, how much work they have put in, and how their businesses have progressed,” Julie Demsey, SBE Australia GM.
Congratulations to our Founders!Read More