18 September 2014

What does it take to be a Technology Entrepreneur?

If you’re thinking of launching a tech startup, get inside know-how from former Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, Leni Mayo at next Tuesday's lunchtime seminar..

Event details


What does it take to be a Technology Entrepreneur?


School of Computer Science and Information Technology




12.30-1.30 pm


Building 12, Level 10, Room 2, City campus.

Further details

Leni Mayo is a well-known serial entrepreneur and former winner of the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year. In this talk, Leni will talk about:

  • What is (and isn't) a startup?
  • What is entrepreneurship?
  • Risk: Why accept risk? The big picture numbers. Mitigation strategies. Personal implications.
  • Basic concepts: founders vs C-suite employees vs other employees, product/market fit, traction.
  • Why would I want to work at a startup?
  • What is it like?
  • As a student, what can I do now to get ready to work at a startup?
  • Success stories and survivor bias.
  • Resources and references.

Leni is the founding chairman of startupvictoria.com.au, a non-profit organisation supporting startup founders. Startup Victoria operates the "Lean Startup Melbourne" meetup, the largest tech meetup in Australia. He was winner of the CSIRO Benson Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Australia in 2013.

Working as a freelance software engineer for 10 years, firstly in Australia and later in Silicon Valley, Leni returned to Melbourne in 1996 and founded two startups - the second of which exited in 2000. He later became an angel investor in a string of successful startups including: 99designs, flippa, sitepoint, elto, mmgn and influx.

This seminar is free and open to the general public. No booking is necessary. However, you can register your attendance on Facebook.

For more information, contact lawrence.cavedon@rmit.edu.au.

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