Founder Institute Graduates

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Last week myself and nine other people became Founder Institute graduates from the Sydney Spring 2012 accelerator program, which is no small feat considering that we started with 28 people in the program.  These past four months have been intense, and you no doubt consider me crazy and hare brained as I’ve seemingly been pitching [...]

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Development sprint

Founder Institute has set me the task of calling on whatever people & resources I can to do a mini development sprint on my platform – due by Tuesday afternoon. If you can help out or know someone who can, please let me know! Seeking Sydney based: Ruby on Rails developer (4 hours work) Web designer [...]

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Founder Institute Top Ten

Founder Institute headcount: down to the Final Ten. (65% drop out rate at the 7 week mark) When people dropped out early on in the program it was easy to dismiss them as people who weren’t really that committed to founding a startup, but as the weeks have gone on I’ve found even great people [...]

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Crisis of confidence

Okay, the Founder Institute is starting to break me. We began on the 21st of August with 28 people in the program, and we’re now down to 12 remaining (57% fail rate at the 5.5 week mark, with another 9.5 weeks to go). The last couple weeks have been tough and I feel torn in [...]

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hunchproof

Despite the 60% fail rate of the Founder Institute, I’m still in the game. It’s been a very busy four weeks! Activities that you’d normally spend months doing have been crammed into one week deadlines. What I’ve been up to: explored 3 startup ideas related to the film industry, and revised these ideas based on [...]

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Founder Institute Startup Accelerator

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My first week in the Founder Institute startup accelerator has been a whirlwind, pushing me out of my comfort zone and into action. Both exciting and challenging. The Founder Institute (FI) originated out of Silicon Valley when serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi decided he wanted to globalize Silicon Valley with the goal to help launch 1000 meaningful [...]

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Why are Australian film distributors not using social media?

An interesting post on Mumbrella questions why Australian film distributors are not using social media to cost effectively promote the films on their list. It takes a look at how poorly a couple of recent films, Not Suitable For Children  &  The King is Dead, were treated by the distributors as they neglected and mishandled [...]

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RIP Yet Another Struggling Writer

Eulogy for the old blog Dear http://YetAnotherStrugglingWriter .blogspot.com, I apologise for my inconsistent regard for you in recent times, and regret that this neglect led to your eventual demise. Fear not, your life has not been in vain: from your ashes springs forth new direction and enthusiasm. I shall sprinkle your contents in the wind, [...]

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Under Construction

Hi, apologies for the obvious “temp” website – am porting my old blog over, doing some digital housekeeping, etc, so what you see is very much a work-in-progress. While it might not be ‘pretty,’ there is some good content amongst the old blog posts if you want to browse Thanks, Luci

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How Little I Know

A big part of me writing this blog has been because I’m searching for answers. I thought if I examined enough indie filmmakers, transmedia storytellers, and content creators who are doing innovative things, it would soon become obvious what does and doesn’t work, and the path forward would become clear. I have a young daughter [...]

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