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Morning Startup - Perth - where people talk about startups.

If you're involved in a startup, or thinking about starting one, chances are you can learn from others that are doing and thinking the same.

Morning Startup is a fortnightly morning catchup where founders, potential entrepreneurs and others in the startup community (VCs and Angels welcome) get together to learn something interesting, get feedback on idea, vent frustrations, and meet some new friends in the game. We look forward to seeing you there!

You can contact the organisers either by sending a message through this meetup group, or via:

• contact@morningstartup.com

http://slack.morningstartup.com

http://twitter.com/morningstartup

http://facebook.com/morningstartup

Here are some principles that govern how we make decisions about the group, member communications, and other fun stuff. Have something you'd like to share with our members? Read these principles first.

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Upcoming events (4+)

The art of cold calling with Jasky Singh

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Cold calling is a practice many fear and avoid, but it is a powerful and under appreciated business tool that can be the difference between success or failure in an early stage startup.

In this session, Jasky Singh will share real examples of how cold calling has helped validate an idea and avoided months heading towards a dead-end, and how a single call changed his business, and life.

He’ll provide tactical takeaways and best practices on sourcing the right leads and improving outcomes when cold calling.

Jasky will even walk through some 'on the spot' examples with attendees to put this information into action.

So come along and start the day inspired, ready and raring to pick up the phone!

About Jasky Singh

From two engineers, one van, and $500, to a portfolio of businesses generating $1M/month, Jasky is co-founder & owner of Butterfly 73 (Perth’s most frequented nightclub), K2AV (Perth’s largest AV provider), and six other active investments under the private equity umbrella of K1 Investments.

Outside of business, Jasky is a stand-up comedian performing on some of the biggest comedy line-ups in the state. With a sold out show at Perth’s Regal Theatre.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaskysingh/

Sponsors:

Thanks to Ammo Marketing (ammo.marketing), and Beacham Group (beachamgroup.com) for their support of Morning Startup and the Perth startup community! If you need help with marketing and growth or hiring awesome people check them out and tell them Morning Startup sent you!

Founder Sundowner

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Calling all startup founders!

On the first Wednesday of each month, let's get together for a tasty beverage or two, celebrate and/or commiserate the month that was, and share plans and ideas for the month yet to be!

You might even meet your future Co-founder, Lead Programmer, or Chief Ninja of Ideation and Crypto Research.

As Elon Musk could have once said, "All my success is due to drinking with other startup founders as often as possible".

This is a very casual, monthly, after-work event, in addition to our fortnightly Morning Startup meetups at Spacecubed. So if you're not a morning person, this is for you!

There will be no speakers or formalities. Just a bunch of startups, in a pub, having fun, and learning from each other.

We may or may not have sponsors, so make sure you save up ahead of time to cover the cost of your own exotic cocktails and Perth-priced-drinks.

(If your company is interested in putting on a bar tab or buying a pizza or two, in exchange for exposure to the Perth Startup Community through our extensive member list, let's talk! [masked] )

To find us, ask the bar staff for the Founder Sundowner table and they'll point you in the right direction.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Sponsors:

Thanks to Ammo Marketing (ammo.marketing), and Beacham Group (beachamgroup.com) for their support of Morning Startup and the Perth startup community! If you need help with marketing and growth or hiring awesome people check them out and tell them Morning Startup sent you!

From Founder to Venture: What VCs don’t tell you about raising seed capital

Shahirah Gardner (originally from Perth!) is founder of Finch and Investor/Coach at Skalata Ventures.

Having raised a seed round of $2.25m and pivoted a consumer finance app into an enterprise financial data intelligence platform, Shahirah now also sits on the other side of the table at Skalata, where she helps seed stage startups navigate the critical early years of their business.

In this session she will be covering:

  • Why your seed round is the most important money you raise
  • What VCs are looking for at seed stage (and what they really mean when they say you’re too early)
  • 3 simple things you can do to make your startup more investible

Shahirah will be available for Office Hours after the session from 9.30am-12.30pm, you may book a time here.

Sponsors:

Thanks to Ammo Marketing (ammo.marketing), and Beacham Group (beachamgroup.com) for their support of Morning Startup and the Perth startup community! If you need help with marketing and growth or hiring awesome people check them out and tell them Morning Startup sent you!

The Cost of Capital - Tractor Ventures

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Morning Startup is excited to host Jodie Imam, Tractor Ventures Co-Founder & COO, who will be presenting The Cost of Capital - a Tractor Ventures production visiting multiple cities as part of an AU/NZ tour.

Too many tech company events speak about the financial factors that founders and teams should consider in very vague terms, so Tractor Ventures are holding this short presentation, fireside chat and ask-me-anything-style gathering, focussed on the cost of capital to tech companies.

A key decision that affects success for technology companies is having the capital to grow, plus factoring in the expectations attached to that capital.

What is the right way for you to scale your companies growth? When is the right time to fundraise? Where should I efficiently allocate that capital in this game of operating a tech company? What should I consider when thinking of debt or equity funding?

These questions and more will be answered as part of the session, and you'll have a chance to interact with a number of Perth's best startup/scaleup founders, operators and investors.

All are welcome to attend, particularly those interested how tech company investment could be structured and how it best works financially for founders.

Who would enjoy this?

  • Any tech founders that would like to understand when or how to fundraise for their company.
  • Any tech founders that are looking to scale their startup in the next 3/6/9/12 months.
  • Especially, any founders with tech companies that have monthly recurring revenue and are especially keen on growing their company while retaining as much equity in that company as they possibly can.

About Jodie

Jodie Imam is passionate about helping businesses start and grow. Currently she is the CoFounder and COO at Tractor Ventures.

Prior to this Jodie was at SBE Australia where she led the team in accelerating some of Australia's most innovative female leaders. Jodie set up the Innovation Bay community in Melbourne, is an advisor to multiple startups and a mentor at Startmate.

Previously, she cofounded two-sided marketplace, Occasional Butler, which was acquired by rival Airtasker and depo8 coworking. At the Wade Institute she was a mentor, lecturer and Director of Startups.

Jodie was recently named a Finalist in the 'Female Fintech Leader of the Year' category at the Fintech Australia 'Finnies' Awards for 2022.

Connect with Jodie on Twitter: @JodieImam

About Tractor Ventures

Tractor Ventures provides non-dilutive funding to growing, recurring-revenue tech companies.

Their network of experienced AU/NZ startup founders, operators and investors help founders achieve their growth objectives, on their terms.

The Tractor Ventures team are grounded in their belief that secure founders make better business decisions.

Find out more at https://www.tractorventures.com
Tractor on Twitter: @tractorventures
Tractor on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tractor-ventures/

Sponsors:

Thanks to Ammo Marketing (ammo.marketing), and Beacham Group (beachamgroup.com) for their support of Morning Startup and the Perth startup community! If you need help with marketing and growth or hiring awesome people check them out and tell them Morning Startup sent you!

Past events (317)

Building a moat around your startup - with KC Holiday (QALO)

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