“Am I being tough? No. I am just not being as gushingly kind as everybody else.” Fans of Shark Tank Australia will recognise these words from Entrepreneur and Investor, Steve Baxter, who Spacecubed is thrilled to be hosting a members-only event with: 8am, Wednesday 8 July.
Known for his no holds barred approach, and as stated by co-host, John McGrath, this tech startup and multi-millionaire “ … really just forensically goes into the details.”
From Daunting Decision to Daring Enterprise
Many will know he risked his first $11,000 at 23 years of age to launch his first startup – from his spare bedroom and is now bringing his brand of wisdom to the West Coast.
Over the last three years he has become a major early-stage investor in Australian startups, and helped to launch companies, which cumulatively boast a valuation of more than $100 million.
Now running River City Labs in Brisbane, a co-working community in Queensland, he states, “one thing you learn very quickly (or if not quickly, very expensively) about early stage investing is that not every deal will bring a return.”
The Kind of Shark You’d Like to See
Steve will be sharing his expertise, knowledge and industry insights exclusively with Spacecubed members. It is no doubt going to be a morning to remember for Perth entrepreneurs.
This event will not be for the faint-hearted. If you are serious about creating and launching a business, this is for you. As Steve told one unsuspecting entrepreneur on Shark Tank, “the problem here, is that you want my full-time money for your part-time attention.”
You can register to become to a member (Sign up here before July 10th and receive 20% off) and this will give you access to Spacecubed’s coworking environment, mentors and rapidly growing startup community.
Why Feedback and Advice are Crucial for Startups.
As Steve explained in a recent BRW interview, “I’ve worked with dozens of startup founders over the years, as a co-founder, investor, and mentor. I’ve found there are no hard and fast rules that determine what skill set or personality types make a successful entrepreneur. However, I have found some common actions that I see successful founders taking, as they endeavour to set up and grow their business.”
Keen to find out if you can go from being an entrepreneur to a founder? Prepared to “ … listen even to the harshest advice?”