UPDATE
<ul><li>Launched at SydStart in March ‘11 </li></ul>
<ul><li>PUSHSTART = </li></ul><ul><li>Community-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Help for Austral...
 
<ul><li>“ No city has a lock on innovation” </li></ul><ul><li>Fred Wilson, VC </li></ul>
<ul><li>BAD NEWS: </li></ul><ul><li>Silicon Valley is NOT replicable </li></ul>
<ul><li>GOOD NEWS: </li></ul><ul><li>The OUTCOMES of Silicon Valley  </li></ul><ul><li>are  replicable </li></ul>
<ul><li>How is PushStart going? </li></ul>
100 Mentors
200   Startup / Mentor Matches
300   Quickfire Advice Sessions
<ul><li>MENTORS </li></ul>
<ul><li>100 Mentors </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>Be our 101 st ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pushstart.com.au/mentors </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>STARTUPS </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>Get help growing your business </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pushstart.com.au/startups   </li></ul>
<ul><li>ACTIVITIES </li></ul>
<ul><li>Mentor Live!  </li></ul><ul><li>Speed dating for startups/mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Over 300 quickfire, 1-on-1 men...
 
<ul><li>“ Got a chance to speak to 4 mentors…which is huge!! ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Great mechanism to &quot;bridge that ga...
<ul><li>MENTOR CONNECT </li></ul><ul><li>Automated startup/mentor matching  </li></ul><ul><li>Through PushStart website </...
<ul><li>Sign Up – It’s FREE!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Contextual </li></ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul>...
 
<ul><li>“ PushStart and Mentor Connect are great concepts and I really hope they continue to grow! Keep up the good work. ...
<ul><li>Not for profit activities </li></ul><ul><li>All about community </li></ul><ul><li>Only possible because of  </li><...
www.microsoft.com
www.ninefold.com
<ul><li>PUSHSTART SPONSORS ARE </li></ul><ul><li>GLORIOUS COMPANY </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor PushStart! </li></ul><ul><li>C...
<ul><li>UPCOMING </li></ul><ul><li>Melbourne Mentor Meetup </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor Live Melbourne – October 5 th   </li><...
<ul><li>GOOD NEWS: </li></ul><ul><li>The OUTCOMES of Silicon Valley  </li></ul><ul><li>are  replicable </li></ul>
<ul><li>YOUR TO DO LIST </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up to PushStart </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><...
www.pushstart.com.au @pushstart
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PushStart Sydstart Update Sep 2011

  1. 1. UPDATE
  2. 2. <ul><li>Launched at SydStart in March ‘11 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>PUSHSTART = </li></ul><ul><li>Community-focused </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor-driven </li></ul><ul><li>Help for Australian Tech Startups </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>“ No city has a lock on innovation” </li></ul><ul><li>Fred Wilson, VC </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>BAD NEWS: </li></ul><ul><li>Silicon Valley is NOT replicable </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>GOOD NEWS: </li></ul><ul><li>The OUTCOMES of Silicon Valley </li></ul><ul><li>are replicable </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>How is PushStart going? </li></ul>
  8. 9. 100 Mentors
  9. 10. 200 Startup / Mentor Matches
  10. 11. 300 Quickfire Advice Sessions
  11. 12. <ul><li>MENTORS </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>100 Mentors </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Be our 101 st ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.pushstart.com.au/mentors </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>STARTUPS </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>Get help growing your business </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pushstart.com.au/startups </li></ul>
  16. 19. <ul><li>ACTIVITIES </li></ul>
  17. 20. <ul><li>Mentor Live! </li></ul><ul><li>Speed dating for startups/mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Over 300 quickfire, 1-on-1 mentoring sessions </li></ul>
  18. 22. <ul><li>“ Got a chance to speak to 4 mentors…which is huge!! ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Great mechanism to &quot;bridge that gap&quot; between those that have experience and those starting out. ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I loved being around so many great ideas and passionate people.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Quality of mentors and ability to interact with them was amazing ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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) </li></ul>
  19. 23. <ul><li>MENTOR CONNECT </li></ul><ul><li>Automated startup/mentor matching </li></ul><ul><li>Through PushStart website </li></ul><ul><li>Stage / Industry / Location </li></ul>
  20. 24. <ul><li>Sign Up – It’s FREE!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Contextual </li></ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Stage / Industry / Location </li></ul>
  21. 26. <ul><li>“ PushStart and Mentor Connect are great concepts and I really hope they continue to grow! Keep up the good work. ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Got so much out of my mentor matches. Thank you PushStart. Keep doing what you’re doing” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mentor Connect has added massive value to the Australian startup ecosystem” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Just wanted to say thanks for Mentor Connect. It was really great to finally talk about my startup with someone who could help” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Love the startups I’ve met so far. Wasn’t sure if Mentor Connect could deliver, but it has. Kudos.” </li></ul>
  22. 27. <ul><li>Not for profit activities </li></ul><ul><li>All about community </li></ul><ul><li>Only possible because of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers (including Mentors) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsors </li></ul></ul>
  23. 28. www.microsoft.com
  24. 29. www.ninefold.com
  25. 30. <ul><li>PUSHSTART SPONSORS ARE </li></ul><ul><li>GLORIOUS COMPANY </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor PushStart! </li></ul><ul><li>Come and chat with me or email </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  26. 31. <ul><li>UPCOMING </li></ul><ul><li>Melbourne Mentor Meetup </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor Live Melbourne – October 5 th </li></ul><ul><li>UNSW Sydney Startup Expo – October 12 th </li></ul><ul><li>Co-founder Event Sydney </li></ul><ul><li>Startup accelerator...soonish ;) </li></ul>
  27. 32. <ul><li>GOOD NEWS: </li></ul><ul><li>The OUTCOMES of Silicon Valley </li></ul><ul><li>are replicable </li></ul>
  28. 33. <ul><li>YOUR TO DO LIST </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up to PushStart </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spread the word </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep going! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 34. www.pushstart.com.au @pushstart

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