We engage with so many different organisations here at Startmate, and I manage our external relationships and partnerships. I connect with startups, VCs, government agencies, NFPs, tech companies and industry bodies who we can provide value to and who can help us strengthen the startup industry across Australia & NZ.
"What matters most is how well you walk through the fire."
I'm a Charles Bukowski fan.
The Beach by Alex Garland is the first that comes to mind.
I worked at an Independent Cinema in Melbourne called the Sun Theatre and learned business operations on the fly. Everything from cleaning and making choc tops, to running events, managing people, customers, film schedules and distributors, settling accounts, running film projection, calling an ambulance in emergencies, and learning how to evacuate hundreds of people out of a building built in the 30s during a thunderstorm...
Winemaker, or perhaps running a wine export business with headquarters in Spain, Italy and France.