Startups Australia Series 7 Episode 2 – News Special

We’re joined by ‘Rescue Mike’ Nicholls and Anne-Marie Elias, discussing the big stories for startups: the Access Act, Startup Muster funding, Shoes of Prey collapsing – and paying yourself enough as a founder! Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors Pitney Bowes and Mobile Experience — their support makes our podcast possible!   https://twistartupsaus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/TWISTA-S07E02-News-Special.mp3  

Politics over people – lessons for the entrepreneur ecosystem

The excitement of a new cabinet or new leadership is waning for the startup ecosystem – we’ve been here before.

Folks it’s groundhog day. We will get our heads around the new order and we will respectfully make the procession to meet the new kids on the block and hear their vision for their portfolio’s that impact on us (innovation, business, trade, investment).

There is a fear that the change is cosmetic, not real. We will realise soon enough that the more things change, the more they stay the same.In the past few years we have seen a revolving door of leaders and ministers affecting our relationships and our expectations. All well intentioned, some delivering change, opportunity, but none in it for the long haul. We know that each new minister brings their own take on things and programs change and agencies realign.