With applications now open for the Sydney 2020 Founder Institute, we wanted to share some recent thought leadership from FI Sydney Director Benjamin Chong. Chong is a partner at Right Click Capital, a Founder-led firm investing in technology businesses going global fast, and that start their journey in Australia, New Zealand, or South East Asia.
Benjamin Chong’s prolific writing on topics including startup investing, technology innovation, and the Australian business community has been featured in many online publications. Below is a recent sampling of his writing that includes contributions to SmartCompany, StartupDaily, and the Australian Financial Review.
On Building Your Startup:
- Just how minimum should an MVP be? https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/advice/mvp-minimum-viable-product/
- The 'Facebook and Google' question and how founders should answer - https://www.afr.com/leadership/entrepreneur/the-facebook-and-google-question-and-how-founders-should-answer-20181121-h185e2
- The banking royal commission is a masterclass in how not to run a startup - https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/advice/banking-royal-commission-lessons-startups/
- TAM, SAM and SOM: Learn your lingo so you can woo investors - https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/advice/tam-sam-som-lingo-investors/
- How to avoid a crowd-sourced equity disaster - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-avoid-crowd-sourced-equity-disaster-benjamin-chong/
- 3 steps to better networking for your startup - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/3-steps-better-networking-your-startup-benjamin-chong/
The Australian Startup Ecosystem:
- Retreat & Destroy: what R&D reforms are doing to start-ups - https://www.afr.com/leadership/entrepreneur/retreat--destroy-what-rd-reforms-are-doing-to-startups-20181212-h190x4
- Super funds can learn the power of choice from SMSFs - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/super-funds-can-learn-power-choice-from-smsfs-benjamin-chong/
- After Big Un, Big Review TV, Guvera: Five due diligence tips for investors - https://www.afr.com/leadership/entrepreneur/after-big-un-big-review-tv-guvera-five-due-diligence-tips-for-investors-20181205-h18qtc
- What can NZ entrepreneurs offer VCs and how can they leverage investor relationships? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-can-nz-entrepreneurs-offer-vcs-how-leverage-investor-chong/
- Silicon Paddock a multi-billion-dollar opportunity - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/silicon-paddock-multi-billion-dollar-opportunity-benjamin-chong/
Practical Advice for Working with Investors:
- 5 ways to make sure your investment pitch is perfect - https://www.startupdaily.net/2019/05/5-ways-to-make-your-investment-pitch-perfect/
- Five signs an angel investor is not for you - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/five-signs-angel-investor-you-benjamin-chong/
- How to get the most from your investors - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-get-most-from-your-investors-benjamin-chong/
Benjamin Chong is the Co-Director of the Sydney Founder Institute. He has a track record of investing in and building successful Internet-related businesses for over twenty years. Chong has also consulted in the areas of ecommerce strategy, online marketing, and technology for major clients.
Today, Benjamin Chong is an active technology start-up community member in Australia, South East Asia, and United States. He has served as a mentor, guest speaker and panelist at various start-up, entrepreneurship and industry programs including Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (UNSW, Sydney), Echelon (Singapore), Fashhack Australia, Founder Institute (various cities), H2 Ventures, Incubate (University of Sydney), muru-D (Telstra, Sydney), Project Pitch (University of Technology, Sydney), Siemer Summit (California), Startup Weekend (Sydney), Sydney School of Entrepreneurship and Web 2.0 Summit (California). He has also served as a judge at various start-up events including the Australian Graduate School of Management’s MBA program, Echelon, Founder Showcase, Lean Startup Machine, SydStart/StartCon, Seedstars World and Startup Weekend.
If you could use a structured process and feedback from Sydney's top entrepreneurs to build a startup, then apply to the Sydney 2020 Founder Institute today.
You can learn more about Benjamin Chong on his website, LinkedIn, or follow him @benjaminchong on Twitter.
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