In this episode of Future², we were lucky enough to be joined by world champion entrepreneur and investor, Niel Robertson, not to be confused with the world champion Australian snooker player of the same name with whom he battles for top spot in Google rankings!
Niel has founded a handful of successful startups including Service Metrics which he sold at the tender age of 24 at the height of the dot com boom in 1999 for US$280m.
In this podcast we talk about:
- Niel’s beginnings in tech with a Commodore 64
- Melbourne coffee
- Co-founding a business with somebody who inspired the movie ‘21’
- How Boulder, Colorado, with a population of 100,000 became one of the tech hotbeds of the US
- The Melbourne start-up ecosystem
- The role that Government and Enterprise can play in supporting innovation
- 3 key skills he looks for in investee founders
- What his daily routine looks like to stay optimised and performing at a high level
We know you will love this podcast with one of Boulder, Colorado’s most iconic entrepreneurs who is now spending half of his time in
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Your host and occasional cybernetic organism, Steve Glaveski, is committed to helping people better navigate the growing uncertainty that technology change brings, in order to survive, thrive, create more value for the world and lead more fulfilling lives.
Steve is the CEO and co-founder of innovation accelerator Collective Campus, founder of children's entrepreneurship program Lemonade Stand, author of Amazon best-seller The Innovation Manager's Handbook and the Wiley book, Employee to Entrepreneur, investor in blockchain based fractional property investment platform Konkrete and is a keynote speaker and startup advisor.
When not fighting T-1000s Steve can be found in the gym, hiking, skating at the beach, attempting standup comedy, at a heavy metal show or socially lubricating at a whisky bar.