Sydney Startups AMA with Niki Scevak, Blackbird Ventures

Sydney Startups Facebook group held its second Sydney Startups AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Niki Scevak, Blackbird Ventures. I’ve taken the main Q&A and transcribed them below so its easier to read on the web. I’ve also included each smile emoticon 🙂

The purpose of the Sydney Startups AMA’s is to increase the level of knowledge in the Sydney Startup community. We want to give access to the best entrepreneurs and investors to the Sydney Startup ecosystem. Our community continues to grow. We now have 3,600 members as of 13 November 2015.

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Australian Technology Park photos

I recently visited the Australian Technology Park in Redfern. Here are the Australian Technology Park photos that I took. I posted them on my blog to share with the public to show what it currently looks like (before it disappears). Here is the petition to Save Australian Technology Park which you can sign here.

ATP Innovation has a 99 year lease on the property so any new landlord will have to honour those covenants on the land.

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This Mobile Life Episode 2 – Part 2 With Jason Allan from Cammy

If you liked the first episode, then you’ll love This Mobile Life Episode 2! We continue our conversation with Jason Allan, digital marketing manager at Cammy with Part 2. Cammy allows you to monitor your home anywhere, anytime.

You might also notice our new podcast cover 🙂

This Mobile Life Episode 2Download from iTunes here.

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This Mobile Life, Episode 1 – Jason Allan, Digital Marketing Manager at Cammy

I’ve been working on a new project which is my new podcast “This Mobile Life”. It pays homage to one of my favourite podcasts which is “This American Life“.

The podcast is about two things:
1) Mobile apps
2) Being mobile – living & working remotely, mobile office.

This Mobile Life PodcastThe first episode is with Jason Allan, Digital Marketing Manager from Cammy. Cammy allows you to monitor your home anywhere, anytime.

Jason and I discuss all things mobile. From mobile marketing, customer discovery, conversion funnel, marketing web vs mobile apps, and cross platform experience.

You can download it on iTunes here.

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Thought of the week – retention

I have been thinking about products lately. I was inspired to do a short 1 minute video on my thought of the week on “retention”. Its a prelude to my upcoming podcast.

I was inspired by this podcast by SAAS Revolution with Brian Balfour, VP of Growth at Hubspot. He spoke about one of the key metrics for growing a SaaS business is retention. He argues that retention is important because you can’t grow a product unless you have retention. This applies to any product. It so happens that its what I have been thinking about – retention.

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Save Australian Technology Park As A Technology Hub

I created this petition to create a groundswell of support for to Save Australian Technology Park (ATP) as a technology hub. If we don’t do something, it will become a Commonwealth Bank office or an apartment block. We will lose an integral part of the Australian startup community and the Australian technology industry. If you care about the future of Australian technology, sign this petition here and leave a comment. It will take 30 seconds. The purpose is to give more community support from Australian startup community to the Atlassian bid.

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