Tasmin Lands in San Fransisco for Tanda Tour
One of our directors, Tasmin, just landed in San Fransisco for his Tanda Tour of the USA. He’ll be blogging here regularly as part of his trip! Here’s his first post.
I’ve been lucky enough to board with Mark Howard and his wife in the heart of Palo Alto, Silicon Valley. Mark is the Senior IT Project Manager for California’s third largest non-profit health care provider.
Mark has over 10 years experience in financial services in UK & Australia. In Sydney, Mark worked for the Commonwealth where he oversaw a $100M budget and the rollout of frontier banking infrastructure, Commbiz and Netbank. This is used by millions and now processes over $20B worth of payments a year.
I’m currently a five minute walk from 367 Addison Avenue, home of the ‘HP Garage’ where the company Hewlett-Packard was founded. It is a designated Californian historical landmark and is the birthplace of the Silicon Valley movement.
Apple CEO, Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook are notable suburban neighbours.
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Tanda Open Data Hackathon this weekend – 17th & 18th April
This article is about the 2015 event. Go to hack.tanda.co for 2016’s event details! The Tanda Open Data Hackathon is upon us! Programmers, designers and developers are flocking to Brisbane for Tanda’s first Open Data Hackathon. In a digital era where everything is reachable from the click of a button, it’s no surprise there are now marathons and competitions for the digitally oriented too. Hackathons, e-conferences and everything in between can be a great way to meet new faces in your industry and carve out your own opportunities in the workforce. You can come along as a lone wolf hunting down open data, or bring a pack of friends to brainstorm together. On the first night after pitches, that’s when you’ll have a chance to form your final teams and get ready to compete. Tanda’s Hackathon will be taking place over two locations. Day 1 will see us at our own Tanda HQ for meet’n’greet, drinks and pitches. Then, a fresh start (and a free breakfast) on Saturday morning will begin at Brisbane’s River City Labs. The great facilities at this space will hopefully give all attendants the comfort they need to execute a great pitch. It’s a Learning Experience The main drive of these types of events is that everyone should walk out feeling that learnt something. Whether it’s something a team partner has shown you while trying to create something awesome under pressure, or a competitor reveals a clever trick in their presentation. There’s no point to an idea if you don’t share it. It’s a Networking Opportunity Whether it’s the company hosting the Hackathon or a fellow competitor at the event these are the kind of industry events where you can actually stand out for future employees. Instead of selling yourself in an annoying verbal resume at some cocktail event you can show potential employers your skills in action. It’s a push in the Right Direction Not only will you meet new people, you will receive feedback from the two judges for Tanda’s Hackathon. The first judge will be Tanda’s very own Adam Lyons who spends his time all over Australia helping to implement savvy programs for growth in Australian businesses. Our Guest Judge for the Tanda Open Data Hackathon is Keran McKenzie. Keran has been on the scene helping take start-ups to sky heights for the past 20 years. He’s come up all the way from Melbourne to assess your ideas and test your skills. It’s a chance to help a Great Cause This Hackathon is a “Hack It Forward” kind of event. All proceeds made in this event will go back into student funding for IT, programming, and related student clubs at QUT and UQ. As a Start-Up company ourselves Tanda knows the ideas start with you guys – the students, the idealists, the dreamers and the young entrepreneurs.
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Tanda says customers are the best investors
Silicon Valley has glamorised capital raising to a point where the amount of money raised factors into how we measure a startup’s success. The greater the cash injection, the better the startup must be; the more likely they are going to be successful. But there are many startups that never raised a cent, are in no debt to investors, have full equity in their business, and are still managing to grow fast. These startups, for some reason, tend to fall under the radar. One such local startup is Tanda. Continue reading the full article here
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Triumph for Tanda clients – and here’s the proof
Tanda works to help your business succeed by taking the dramas and expense of time and attendance out of your equation. That’s why we love to celebrate when we see our clients are doing so well. Brisbane-based company The Print Bar has been with us for a long time now and came to us with some exciting news this week. The 27-year old director of The Print Bar, Jared Fullinfaw, has been named 2015 Australian Small Business Championship’s (ASBC) Young Entrepreneur. Now in The Print Bar’s fourth year of operation, Fullinfaw feels this award is a push to the next level for his team and an inspirational message for the Australian small business community. “Being named the Australian Small Business Champion Entrepreneur for 2015 makes all the hours, sleepless nights and other sacrifices small business owners make worth it”, says Fullinfaw. These sacrifices are indeed important, as many Australian business owners will understand. We’re sure many of you reading this now can bring a few to mind when you think of the sacrifices you may have made for the future of your business. That’s why here at TandaHQ we’re flattered to hear the gratitude that came from The Print Bar. The team at Print Bar said “We also wanted a say a big thanks to you [Tanda] for being with us on this journey. You’ve all been a part of it and we’re excited for what the future will bring!” Fullinfaw views this win as a way to bring his own team and the Australian small business community together and strengthen Brisbane’s growing reputation nationally for innovation and creativity. We love to share the love, so if you have your own exciting news let Tanda know! We already know Tanda is helping businesses nation-wide, but it’s always nice to hear it from time to time as well.