Moving to a start-up

Joining a start-up is not all beanbags and craft beer fridges, it can be seat-of-your-pants-stuff and that’s not for everybody.

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In this series of blogs from our sister company Seven Sidekicks, we explore the reality of moving to a start-up from an intrepid lot who have taken the plunge.

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Simon WingStartup stigma

Matt caught up with Simon Wong to discuss the pros and cons of agency life and what would make you leave for a startup

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Liam MillerFrom startup to startup

Liam Miller talks Matt through why he loves working at startups as well as all the ingredients you need to stay at the top

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Alex JacobsonWhy sharing is caring

Find out if having equity makes a difference to your commitment and motivation as Matt talks to Alex Jacobson from visual search engine WeeSEE

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Dipesh modeIt pays to talk

Matt spoke to Dipesh who proved that talking to people and attending industry events is the best way to find the perfect role at a startup.

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Matt LewisMake sure you’re ready

Matt reunites with old pal Matt to talk about why turbo-charged career progression is a myth and why you should only move to a startup if you’re ready.

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Omi DucatIt’s in the blood

Matt grabs the best coffee in startup town and talks to Naomi Ducat about whether true entrepreneurs are born or made.

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photoKeeping that startup feeling

Simon tells Matt what motivates him and why it’s important for growing businesses to maintain the personal touch.

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IMG_6792Must be talking to an angel

Matt meets Daryl Woodhouse, who explains the art of the pitch and what it takes for a startup business to gain capital from investors

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IMG_6891Startups in stealth mode

This time Matt went undercover (in no real way) to speak to Nathan Levi, someone who has left big agency in life in favour of an exciting secret startup.

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photo (19)Startup: The Digital Agency

As Neilson Hall’s new agency, Illuminate begins to move out of startup status, Matt asks him what it’s like to go toe to toe with digital giants.

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