We help non-tech female founders get tech ready

Because we want to hear more success stories from Australian female tech start-ups and inspire a new generation of women entrepreneurs to step confidently into the tech space.

Our 8-week program is specifically designed to support, educate, grow and empower founders from idea validation to building your minimum viable product, through to your first investor – we are with you on the journey.

Get expert guidance, advice and the confidence you need to get your idea to market.

  • Develop your startup idea under the guidance of technology and startup experts to save you time and money
  • Get clear on your market and validate your idea
  • Learn the key steps to building a minimum viable product (MVP) of your app or website and get to market faster
  • Understand how to validate your business model and create a successful tech business that generates revenue
  • Learn the ‘tech speak’ and how to effectively communicate your product vision to a design and development team to avoid costly mistakes
  • Learn the basics of coding languages and choose the right technology platform for your startup
  • Know how to hire the right developers and understand the risks and benefits of outsourcing vs finding a co-founder
  • Learn how to set up a company, protect your idea, the legal and regulatory requirements, grants, tax reliefs and investment options available

what to expect

from the 8 week program

You’ll attend our interactive workshops where you can learn from startup experts to refine your idea and action the learnings, to give you the best chance of  building a sustainable and scalable technology business.

  • Workshop content created by industry experts in UX design, software development, startup, product strategy and investment
  • Templates, procedures and activities that will help you develop your startup idea and startup skills
  • Guest presentations from successful Australian technology entrepreneurs
  • Connect with other like-minded women to share your startup journey
  • Be part of a growing community of industry experts, investors and entrepreneurs who want to see more female tech founders succeed
  • 8 weeks of support from mentors and the community to give you feedback and ensure you’re on the right track
  • Get alumni discounts and perks to save you money
  • Learn in an interactive, engaging and supportive environment

The Tech Ready Program
The Tech Ready Program
The Tech Ready Program

don’t wait

until you’ve wasted time and money building the wrong product or hiring the wrong team.

The next intake is in Sydney, September 2017 – we’re only taking up to 20 founders through the program so make sure you register today to secure your spot!

5 years ago I started on a journey to build my first ever technology business.

I didn’t know anything about building websites, apps or how tech businesses worked but, I thought “how hard could it be?”

Like so many first time tech founders, with a big vision and limited budget, I made plenty of mistakes costing me time and money.

“Through my own failings I learnt what my purpose and passion is, and that’s helping women in business”

Through the Hatching Lab, I’m incredibly proud of our achievements – over the past three years, we’ve worked with entrepreneurs and startup businesses in Australia to refine, validate and get-to market, over 20 technology products (with some of our clients going on to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for their products).

Tech Ready® Program is a result of hours spent with non-tech and tech founders, investors and partner experts, we’ve brought in the best and brightest to teach you the tools of the trade.

Our mission is simple,

“Inspire, empower and prepare non-tech females for their tech journey, so they have the skills and know-how to create tech businesses and innovative products”

If you have a brilliant business idea and you want to test market and even go as far as building your first prototype, join me for Tech Ready’s 8 week intensive course.

I’m looking forward to meeting you and being inspired by your creativity and idea.

Christie

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  • experts & mentors

Fiona Anson

Co-founder, Workible

Co-Founder of recruitment technology platform Workible. Workible is a revolutionary mobile-first HR solution.  She is an award-winning businesswoman and inspirational speaker with a proven track in business.  She has a wealth of experience as both a business owner and in the corporate arena.  As a "serial entrepreneur”, she has owned seven of her own businesses over twenty years and has worked with and/or had alliances with some of the biggest names in Australia.

Craig Penfold

Delivery & Operations Director, Seek

Craig is a software engineer, a technology leader coach and a father of two girls. With 18 years experience in the development, delivery and management of large scale as well as niche, cutting edge technology, his experience spans several domains.  These include: Online Marketplaces, Internet, Mobile, Digital Media, Transactions, Social Media, Big Data and Telecommunications.  Currently he is  the Delivery and Operations Director at SEEK and he leads the delivery of SEEK’s products, that help them meet their purpose, of helping people live more fulfilling working lives . Craig is passionate about developing people and helping them meet and exceed their potential. He’s previously worked at Yahoo7, Optus, Excite and the ABC.

Natasha Prasad

General Manager, Class Pass

With a background in finance, including a stint at Goldman Sachs, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and investments in private companies and experience launching products at tech startups, including Paperless Post, Rent the Runway and Atlassian, Natasha's CV is extremely impressive. Today, she is busy as Regional General Manager of ClassPass.Natasha will share her advice on disrupting your career path.

Dom Woolrych

Legal Product Manager, Lawpath Legal

Dominic is currently Legal Product Manager at LawPath, Australia's largest and fastest growing online legal platform. Dominic has advised 1000's of startup and new business on the legal protection they need to scale successfully. Prior to joining LawPath, Dominic spent time in both the commercial and criminal legal sectors. Dominic is a thought leader in Australian legal disruption and was recently recognised as a winner of the Australian Legal Innovation index.

Amber Cerny

Director of EY Law

Amber is currently a Director of EY Law and is a connected  forward thinking digital and commercial lawyer.  She has over 15 years international experience working advising public and private sector bodies in Australia, the UK, Europe and the Russian Federation. Amber advises companies on all sizes on the protection of their intellectual property rights, contracts with consumers and suppliers and has also advised on commercialisation and development options for start-ups and inbound investors Amber into Australia. Amber is the Tax representative for EY’s Network of Winning Women.

Adam Faulkner

Scientist & Experience Design Director, Blueegg

Adam is the Founder and Experience Design Director at blueegg, and able to present on the business critical importance of culturally inclusive design in a multi-culturally diverse digital ecosystem.  He has been working in interaction and service design for over 10 years with a number of large corporates including CBA, Deloitte, Volkswagen and Sony.  As well as Adam’s experience in startups, he has also completed an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and has an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree at Sydney University with a major in Pharmacology.

Bradley Delamare

CEO, Tank Stream Labs

Extensive professional services and business development experiences with roles across Australia and UK. Brad's diversified academic and professional experiences in technical accounting, finance, business development, entrepreneurship and overall passion for technology ensures he is well placed to adapt and change to evolving markets.

Lauren Silvers

C0-Founder & CEO, Glamazon

Lauren Silvers has been in the fashion and beauty industry for 10 years. A former fashion and beauty publicist, Lauren executed large-scale PR and marketing campaigns for global clients, in Sydney and New York. Lauren’s fast-paced, on-the-go lifestyle and constant desire to look polished for her job became the catalyst to the conception of Glamazon.  Glamazon is Australia’s first real time marketplace for beauty appointments.  

Rob Lancuba

B.Bus CPA MAICD

A transformative CFO and COO with M&A and ASX expertise. Rob's passion is to grow the potential of leaders and organisations. He believes that whilst innovation and technology led improvements are critical components to achieving growth for organisations, talent development and a 'customer' focus are at the centre of all success. As a CFO and Finance Professional, Rob has partnered with Boards, CEOs and Leadership teams to lead six organisations through transformation and high growth. This includes multi-billion dollar companies, including Nestle, Arnott’s, the legendary Hard Rock Café and several start-ups. He has driven International expansion, and led a listing to the ASX.  Rob has deep expertise in designing and implementing comprehensive business strategies for growth and turn-around, and personally led teams of over 100.

Taryn Williams

Founder & CEO, TheRight.fit, WINK Models

Taryn Williams is one of Australia’s most prolific entrepreneurs in the tech startup and media industry. She is the Founder & CEO of influencer and talent platform, TheRight.Fit, now used by major advertising agencies and brands to find the best and brightest talent for their jobs. Her first business, WINK Models, celebrates ten years in business in 2017, representing over 650 talent Australia wide with annual revenue in the millions. Taryn has received numerous award accolades including being named a Finalist in the B&T Hot 30 under 30, SmartCompany 30 under 30 and Women’s Agenda Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year. As a board member of TechSydney she is dedicated to the education of women in tech and growth of the Australian startup ecosystem.

Shelley Lasett

Co-Founder at Vitae, Associate Partner at Australia Post Accelerate

Shelley is the CEO and Co-Founder of Vitae. Vitae is an early-stage startup, combining technology with modern coaching practices to help people identify and make their desired career change. Shelley is a career and life coach with a neuroscience focus. Shelley is also currently the Associate Partner at the Australia Post Accelerate - Australia Post’s startup focussed corporate venturing arm. Shelley also is a startup advisor, startup board member and fitness instructor. Shelley was previously York Butter Factory’s (YBF – co-working and Melbourne incubator) General Manager of Innovation. She is avid female founder supporter having also worked with; Elevacao, Springboard, Startup Victoria Female Founders and Stemettes.

Fiona Anson

Co-founder, Workible

Co-Founder of recruitment technology platform Workible. Workible is a revolution

Craig Penfold

Delivery & Operations Director, Seek

Craig is a software engineer, a technology leader

Natasha Prasad

General Manager, Class Pass

With a background in finance, including a stint at Goldman Sach

Dom Woolrych

Legal Product Manager, Lawpath Legal

Dominic is currently Legal Product Manager at LawPath, Australia's largest and f

Amber Cerny

Director of EY Law

Amber is currently a Director of EY Law and is a

Adam Faulkner

Scientist & Experience Design Director, Blueegg

Adam is the Founder and Experience Design Director at

Bradley Delamare

CEO, Tank Stream Labs

Extensive professional services and business development experiences with roles

Lauren Silvers

C0-Founder & CEO, Glamazon

Lauren Silvers has been in the fashion and beauty

Rob Lancuba

B.Bus CPA MAICD

A transformative CFO and COO with M&A and ASX

Taryn Williams

Founder & CEO, TheRight.fit, WINK Models

Taryn Williams is one of Australia’s most prolific entrepreneurs in the tech s

Shelley Lasett

Co-Founder at Vitae, Associate Partner at Australia Post Accelerate

Shelley is the CEO and Co-Founder of

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