After years of teaching MBA students at UNSW and undertaking her own PhD in strategy, Jane Qiu recognised a clear market demand – coffee. This wasn’t regarding the physical product itself, but rather everything that happens around a coffee.
In Australia, the majority of VC funds are founded and led by men, and globally, only 2% of investment dollars go to women. Yet, there are more women joining the investor community each year, including angel investor, Solai Valliappan. In this interview, Solai shares experiences with unconscious bias which she regularly experiences from other investors, while highlighting that some sectors demonstrate this more strongly than others. She’s also on the look-out for female-led companies and is always encouraging women to follow their gut and venture out on their own.
While many startups and entrepreneurs are tackling changed market conditions due to COVID-19, startup leadership is being tested. In this interview, serial entrepreneur, Stacey Fisher, shares how she is managing the market downturn while pivoting her business and forging ahead with international expansion plans.
Trena Blair, CEO of FD Global Connections, specialises in consulting Australian businesses on expanding into North America. In this interview, she shares the common misconceptions, watch-outs, and hurdles of expanding into this competitive market, and how entrepreneurs can succeed.
Mel’s extraordinary life and career have become intertwined in many ways, as she uses her lived experiences to guide how she is now studying, working, and planning to rid society of domestic violence.
Olivia Molesworth, Founder of Bromleigh Capital, shares her story of building and growing her capital fund and her guidance for others considering a similar career trajectory.
Cindy Gallop, Founder of Make Love Not Porn, and renowned revered advertising consultant, talks about diversity, sextech, resilience, and taking action.
Uzair Moosa, CEO of HeyYou App, shares his views on the state of entrepreneurialism in Australia and what it takes to generate startup success.
Kristy Chong shares her experiences on founding and growing Modibodi, her advice for other women in tech, and her challenges through the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.