I help first-time tech founders start and build successful startups

So, how can I help you?

You’re probably wondering, what qualifies me to claim I can help fast-track your journey to startup success?

Well, let me share a little of my story.

Over the past four decades, I’ve been in business. From working in the family company to founding or co-founding 14 startups (okay, I usually only admit to 8).

On this journey spanning multiple industries, I’ve experienced both huge success and sole destroying failure. I understand the challenges and uncertainty that come with starting from scratch, without any guarantee of success.

In 2012, I co-founded Buzinga Apps, a small app development company based in Melbourne.

We grew Buzinga to become one of the fastest-growing development agencies in Australia, until late 2017 when we sold.

During this period, sadly I witnessed numerous clients fail to achieve commercial success. There were several primary reasons, all of which I thought were totally avoidable (in retrospect).

These experiences showed me that tech startups face many unique challenges. And it’s especially hard for first-time founders.

This sparked my obsession with success systems for tech startups.

I delved deep into design thinking, lean methodology, lean startup, and exponential growth strategy, among others. And had the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of successful founders, extracting their insights about what it takes.

I found that tech product success does not just rely on a great idea… Execution is key!

There are several fundamental steps at each stage of business growth that must be addressed to have any chance at commercial success.

And so, I create and publish articles, newsletters and resources focused on helping you build your tech idea from zero to traction and beyond, avoiding the mistakes made by most first-time founders. 

I write about five topics to help you build startup success…

Validation

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Achieving Traction

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Productivity

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Personal Growth

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Scaling your Startup

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Accelerate your success with access knowledge, capital, infrustructure and connections.

By adopting proven strategies, you won’t waste time guessing… You’ll be focused on working confidently towards YOUR startup success story.

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