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Mature Preneurs Talk with Diana Todd-Banks

Apr 22, 2018

In London for the 2012 Olympics Jill was moved by the manner in which the Olympics can inspire passion in a host nation. The effects of the global financial crisis were still being felt and it was tough for some families to fund their children’s sporting activities so she decided to create at first in the UK, ‘Inspire a Star’, a donation based platform to help fund children’s’ sporting dreams. That platform will be launched in Australia soon. In her prior work life Jill was a partner with KPMG, Deloitte and Andersen companies that offered Audit Tax & Advisory Services, as well as help companies transform their business models and take advantage of new market opportunities. Her background became a perfect fit, when in 2016 Jill realised she could help make many more things possible by becoming involved in crowd funding full-time. Moving into the start-up world as co-founder and CEO of ReadyFundGo, Australia’s reward based crowdfunding platform for business start-ups and community projects Jill is making a difference, with exciting projects soon coming on to the platform. Listeners can visit the website to learn more. This true mature entrepreneur acknowledges, as with any start up there are hurdles to handle, like not having the comfort of a large corporate life with the inbuilt infrastructure and support. For those wanting to create a new project, she has three tips, to create a mindset for a lifetime of continual learning; explore by taking action and getting involved, rather than sitting on the sidelines dreaming and planning, and enjoy the journey - be open to unexpected meetings along the way as you never know who could help you with your new venture – unexpected possibilities can occur.