Following Strategyzer’s first Australian meetup, Penny from DiUS spoke with Melbourne Strategyzer coach Nick Rakis about the local corporate innovation scene and where he sees it heading.
Prior to starting at DiUS as head of finance, Emma Crowl went on the startup journey with Doddle in the UK. She was hired on day one of Doddle and spent nearly three years as Financial Operations Director learning what it takes to be a successful financial operator in the startup space. Finance may not have a reputation for being exciting but Emma’s passion for all things money challenged this notion when she shared her knowledge and experience at a Startup Bootcamp, ask me anything recently. Her key takeaways:
The temptation to rush into spending time developing a solution to a problem that may not actually exist, or build a competitive edge when there is no edge to be gained- is a sure-fire way to fail at AI implementation.
One of the reasons doubters gave for assuming Uber wouldn’t work, was that ride-sharing essentially performs the same service as taxis.