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Kate Cornick

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Kate Cornick: Grandma's influence, studying engineering accidentally to building a career across Academia, Business & Govt

The High Flyers Podcast

Thank you for rating / reviewing this podcast on iTunes and Spotify, it helps others find us and convince guests to come on the show!  Follow us on Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter Email Vidit directly at vidit@curiositycenter.xyz or contact us via www.curiositycenter.xyz to discuss sponsorship opportunities, recommend future guests and share how we can improve.  *** Welcome to episode #86 w Kate Cornick! Here are 5 key takeaways you will learn from this episode: 1. Grandma’s influence to believe, and outdoorsy childhood with mad passionate for animals 2. Accidentally falling into engineering after moving to Australia in her teens from the UK 3. How shyness evolved and building public speaking skills (great tips for anyone looking to develop!) 4. Building a life of work across academia, business and government, including deputy Chief of Staff  5. Being headhunted to be CEO @ LaunchVic role after moving on from scaling her startup through to IPO Please enjoy! *** TIMESTAMPS 03:07 - Fun facts about Kate 03:39 - Re-imagining a high flyer 04:14 - Influence of family growing up in London 06:00 -  Learning responsibility and power of work through horses 07:40 - Grandma being a big influence to dream big 10:24 - Accidentally falling into engineering 11:56 - How Kate got past being shy and nervous 17:00 - Nerves are selfish 18:00 - Success post PhD 22:04 - Learning how to build trust from politics 29:09 -  Exterior vs Interior leadership 33:18 - Insecurity becoming arrogance 38:30 - Understanding the business and academic worlds 43:38 -  Being headhunted to lead LaunchVic as CEO 48:28 - LaunchVic funding startmate and other champions 50:45 - The unique unlock of government funding for a startup 54:50 - Final sprint

58mins

6 Jun 2022

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Kate Cornick on ways to support Australians to begin their startup journey

The History of the Australian Startup Ecosystem

Kate Cornick is the CEO of LaunchVic, the Victorian Government’s initiative to accelerate startups and create new jobs in Victoria. Before taking this position, Kate worked in a variety of roles in startup land, including leading the development of a human resources technology startup through a listing on the Australian Stock Exchange, as well as acting as General Manager at NBN Co. In her conversation with Alex Carpenter, Kate discusses Australia’s low number of startup founders per capita relative to other countries, and potential ways of supporting Australians to begin their startup journey.See the full show notes https://w2d1.com/kate-cornickThis podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podsights - https://podsights.com/privacy

36mins

23 Jan 2022

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E45 - Kate Cornick, LaunchVic

Open the Pod Bay Doors

This week on the pod we're discussing the role of Government in helping to build sustained tech ecosystems with Dr Kate Cornick, CEO of LaunchVic.LaunchVic is an independent agency established by the Victorian Government with a $60M fund to support and grow the state's startup ecosystem, increase investment and create jobs.Rather than investing in startups directly, they've made over 50 investments through grand funding rounds to support accelerators, education programs, mentoring and startup events that directly help entrepreneurs.And it's working, there have been over 510 investment deals in Victoria across the last 10 years in tech startups, there are over 107 different coworking spaces across the region, and with 1 in 5 startups in the Health space, they want to make Victoria known as the global HeathTech hub.But there is still work to be done, Kate discusses fixing the 457 visa, the skills gap within Product, product management, product design, the need for more later stage investment (Series A +), and how we need to see more founders investing in foundersIt was great to sit down with Kate who is deeply passionate about the role of innovation in our economy and society more broadly, and her considerable experience in technology innovation across startups, academia, corporates and government is helping LaunchVic to have such a profound impact on the thriving Victorian ecosystem.Be sure to check out LaunchVic's Yeah/Nah festival o n 24th August http://yeahnah.melbourne/Applications are open for our own LaunchVic backed education program, Pathways to Investment: http://bit.ly/IBpathways2And for more information about the great work LaunchVic visit https://launchvic.org/

1hr 5mins

26 Jul 2018

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E45 - Kate Cornick, LaunchVic

Open the Pod Bay Doors

This week on the pod we're discussing the role of Government in helping to build sustained tech ecosystems with Dr Kate Cornick, CEO of LaunchVic.LaunchVic is an independent agency established by the Victorian Government with a $60M fund to support and grow the state's startup ecosystem, increase investment and create jobs.Rather than investing in startups directly, they've made over 50 investments through grand funding rounds to support accelerators, education programs, mentoring and startup events that directly help entrepreneurs.And it's working, there have been over 510 investment deals in Victoria across the last 10 years in tech startups, there are over 107 different coworking spaces across the region, and with 1 in 5 startups in the Health space, they want to make Victoria known as the global HeathTech hub.But there is still work to be done, Kate discusses fixing the 457 visa, the skills gap within Product, product management, product design, the need for more later stage investment (Series A +), and how we need to see more founders investing in foundersIt was great to sit down with Kate who is deeply passionate about the role of innovation in our economy and society more broadly, and her considerable experience in technology innovation across startups, academia, corporates and government is helping LaunchVic to have such a profound impact on the thriving Victorian ecosystem.Be sure to check out LaunchVic's Yeah/Nah festival o n 24th August http://yeahnah.melbourne/Applications are open for our own LaunchVic backed education program, Pathways to Investment: http://bit.ly/IBpathways2And for more information about the great work LaunchVic visit https://launchvic.org/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 5mins

26 Jul 2018

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Dr Kate Cornick, CEO of LaunchVic at Innovation Bay Melbourne Feb 2017

The Unicorn Farm - turning startup horses into billion dollar unicorns

Kate Cornick is the new CEO at Launch Vic, the Victorian Government's $60m investment vehicle. We cover a very wide range of topics here. What is launch Vic? What does success look like? How did Kate get this role? She's a fascinating lady in a very cool job.

45mins

1 Feb 2017