04 Aug StartupAus Speaks to YBF Members Pantree.co, Clover and Bluethumb
From the StartupAus blog:
Harry’s first employee was hiring an intern full time who was straight out of uni, and has recently taken on an exchange student from Melbourne Uni who is helping with algorithms for his software. “That needs to be fostered – enthusiastic young people looking to change the world, it’s a huge win-win here.” Leigh found a tech student by participating as a judge at Startup Weekend.
Accelerators and incubators are always at the top of the agenda of these discussions – we know that all of the successful startup districts globally have dense startup ecosystems, and the guys here are glowing about the effect they’ve experienced from the community.
“You lean on a place like this. I think I’m a good example of why hackathons are a good experience, why this place (YBF) is necessary, why you guys are necessary. I’ve had help from all over the startup ecosystem.”
George ended up getting a $100,000 credit for his service costs via his association with York Butter Factory. “We would have been underwater. That was an insane thing that I wouldn’t have expected.”
To read the full interview, please follow this link.