OneShift and Google talk start-ups and stuff-ups

Friday 3 July, 2015


Google invited OneShift’s Gen George for an evening of talking start-ups, setbacks and success. The Wednesday night event was hosted by Sally-Ann Williams, Senior Program Manager at Google Australia and New Zealand. The night was part of Startup engagement Australia & New Zealand which brings together inspiring business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and other start-up companies.  


Around 30 people gathered in Hall Chadwick in Sydney to listen to the OneShift story from advertising via duct tape and posters and word of mouth, to becoming an online network of 450,000 jobseekers and over 35,000 businesses. The audience emailed questions to #oneshift after logging onto – the Start-Up Grind question board on stage. Intuitive questions included, “In a two-sided marketplace can you buy traction?” and “Were there any moments that made you think starting your own business wasn’t worth it?”


It was a vibrant evening of networking with a roomful of intriguing business bods, learning valuable business insight - and the food and drink weren’t too bad either. 


Gen said, “It was a fantastic opportunity to meet so many other people who have faced similar stories in the start-up world. I have been to several other Start-Up Grind events and I really admire the continuous work the Start-Up Grind team do to help start-ups in Australia.”




Heather Doherty

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