ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series features some of the ICT industry’s most respected leaders. The series explores innovation, challenges and opportunities in tech and considers what might be in store in ICT’s constantly evolving world.
During a time of rapid transformation, digitisation & change, there is no business that can stay still. Stevan shares critical insights to help you survive & thrive in a digital, ever changing world. He shares his secrets on how Dimmi went about disrupting & digitising one of the oldest school industries there is & how innovation became integral in winning customers & beating the global competition.
- Entrepreneurship: The founder journey from napkin to reality and everything in between. What he learnt, what he regret and what he would never do again.
- Start-up The survival guide to get through the start-up years or any period of great change & disruption: Startup reality, the brutal reality of start-up. 5 survival tips to get through the start-up years.
- Methodology: Tech systems put into place to insure a start up turns into a billion $ company and manages to remain scalable and resilient.
- Tech: Overview of the tech platform that disrupted the hospitality industry
Stevan is one of Australia’s leading tech entrepreneurs. In 1997, in the middle of the GFC he conceptualised Dimmi on the back of a napkin and went on to revolutionise the Aussie restaurant industry. In 2015, his startup was acquired by one of the great tech businesses of our time, TripAdvisor.
On the tin, Dimmi is the perfect text book start-up story - started in a garage, ran out of money, took on the big Goliath, won the battle, sold to a tech darling. But the true story is one of grit, passion and a true entrepreneurial spirit to make a dent in the world.
Stevan’s inspiring story is a raw & honest insight into the life of a start-up, how a small team can achieve remarkable things, how to crystalise your purpose, how to take on the big boys and win, how to embrace innovation & disruption and how to an inspired culture can make anything possible.
He is an entrepreneur, a passionate tech investor, sits on the board of a couple of disruptive Aussie start-ups and strongly believes that the world (and our businesses) would be in a better place if we all acted a bit more like founders and a bit less like CEO’s.
He believes that life's short and that we should do stuff that we love and stuff that makes a difference.