Disruptive innovation is a term we hear on a daily basis. So many startups - especially tech enterprises - are talking about how their product is going to disrupt a market. After all, we are moving from an information age to creative age. But what is disruptive innovation exactly? Are all markets really on the edge of disruption?
We proudly present Choppy, Cofounder of Waveblade Sports Roller and graduate from our previous accelerator batch. Sports entrepreneur fanatic, always entertaining and very energetic.
He shares with us what made him join the program and what he got out of it.
Startup and innovation hub, StartInno, is now looking for new applicants for their Incubator and Accelerator programs on the back of the first success of their Start Up Academy Byron Bay.
The Lean Startup is all about focus. If startups invest their time into iteratively building products and services to meet the needs of early customers, they can reduce the market risks and sidestep the need for large amounts of initial project funding and expensive product launches and failures.
We are moving from a corporation to a collaboration, sharing and networking economy. Technology makes it easier now than ever before to work mobile and independent, the possibilities are endless. So why not use it to your advantage?
Before you jump the gun to finding investors, your focus should be on talking to customers. The only way to prove your idea is even worth an investment is to sell your idea. Who are they? Where are they? Start selling what you have, get feedback and build on that.
Meet Kim and Mark Dawson, our studio couple. Married for 4 years. Kim is a SEO & Adwords expert and works for herself. Marc is a programmer at Opmantek, a startup business that publishes Network Management Information Systems.
Both are currently full-time members of the StartInno coworking studio so we thought would be a great kick-off to the series of our coworking member profile. We asked them both about coworking, startups and what’s scary about #juststarting”
A father and son from Byron Bay region have revolutionised an entire industry with their Flow beehive invention. A simple technique to harvest honey straight from the beehive without disrupting the hive.
It is the largest international crowdfunding campaign, raising over 10M US dollars and still counting.
Many startups fail from the get go by assuming "build it and they will come". Smoke testing instead is the first step in iteratively building something, by testing product assumptions even before the product is actually ready or even started.
This staged approach accelerates the learning process. It means testing the strength of an idea, get feedback, learn, iterate and test again. It allows you to build an audience in the process and generate awareness for your business.
A group of customers, usually the early adaptors, are given the opportunity to try your product and give feedback. It prevents building a product that your customers don’t want. The question here is: “if I would offer this product, would you buy it?”A smoke test begins by measuring one thing: whether customers are interested in trying a product. #juststart
Think and grow are the key themes in the book The Ultimate Success Formula. Vision and focus are also ours, find out more about our Programs.
"Rethink" Byron as a major regional entrepreneurial community. Byron's newest creative industries hub - the StartInno Studio - is up and firing. Find out how to #juststart