PushStart Sydstart Update Sep 2011

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  • 1.UPDATE

2.

  • Launched at SydStart in March 11

3.

  • PUSHSTART =
  • Community-focused
  • Mentor-driven
  • Help for Australian Tech Startups

4. 5.

  • No city has a lock on innovation
  • Fred Wilson, VC

6.

  • BAD NEWS:
  • Silicon Valley is NOT replicable

7.

  • GOOD NEWS:
  • The OUTCOMES of Silicon Valley
  • arereplicable

8.

  • How is PushStart going?

9. 100 Mentors 10. 200 Startup / Mentor Matches 11. 300 Quickfire Advice Sessions 12.

  • MENTORS

13.

  • 100 Mentors

14. 15.

  • Be our 101 st ?
    • http://www.pushstart.com.au/mentors

16.

  • STARTUPS

17. 18.

  • Get help growing your business
  • http://www.pushstart.com.au/startups

19.

  • ACTIVITIES

20.

  • Mentor Live!
  • Speed dating for startups/mentors
  • Over 300 quickfire, 1-on-1 mentoring sessions

21. 22.

  • Got a chance to speak to 4 mentorswhich is huge!!
  • Great mechanism to "bridge that gap" between those that have experience and those starting out.
  • I loved being around so many great ideas and passionate people.
  • Quality of mentors and ability to interact with them was amazing
  • The talent we got to meet was unbelievable. The level of quality was very high, i was surprised it was so high. (from a Mentor)

23.

  • MENTOR CONNECT
  • Automated startup/mentor matching
  • Through PushStart website
  • Stage / Industry / Location

24.

  • Sign Up Its FREE!!!
  • Relevant
  • Contextual
  • Advice
  • Stage / Industry / Location

25. 26.

  • PushStart and Mentor Connect are great concepts and I really hope they continue to grow! Keep up the good work.
  • Got so much out of my mentor matches. Thank you PushStart. Keep doing what youre doing
  • Mentor Connect has added massive value to the Australian startup ecosystem
  • Just wanted to say thanks for Mentor Connect. It was really great to finally talk about my startup with someone who could help
  • Love the startups Ive met so far. Wasnt sure if Mentor Connect could deliver, but it has. Kudos.

27.

  • Not for profit activities
  • All about community
  • Only possible because of
    • Volunteers (including Mentors)
    • Sponsors

28. www.microsoft.com 29. www.ninefold.com 30.

  • PUSHSTART SPONSORS ARE
  • GLORIOUS COMPANY
  • Sponsor PushStart!
  • Come and chat with me or email
  • [email_address]

31.

  • UPCOMING
  • Melbourne Mentor Meetup
  • Mentor Live Melbourne October 5 th
  • UNSW Sydney Startup Expo October 12 th
  • Co-founder Event Sydney
  • Startup accelerator...soonish ;)

32.

  • GOOD NEWS:
  • The OUTCOMES of Silicon Valley
  • arereplicable

33.

  • YOUR TO DO LIST
          • Sign up to PushStart
          • Spread the word
          • Keep going!

34. www.pushstart.com.au @pushstart