What is your most memorable experience of working with young girls?
K: I remember in our first workshop, we were speaking about sending inappropriate messages and photos to people and discussing the consequences of it. After that workshop, one of the girls came up and gave me a big hug and said, “Thank you so much, I learnt a lot about sending nudes or inappropriate photos, I really appreciate it.” After that, her teacher came up to me and said that girl was in his office that morning because she had sent a nude photo and that the message that we taught helped her heaps.
B: At the end of every workshop, the hugs that we receive from the girls are the most memorable thing to me. They come up to talk to us, ask us questions and hug us. The real contact and connection that we made with the girls remind us why we do what we do.
What’s your experience of building a startup like?
B: It’s a real rollercoaster! It can be fun at the start to have all hands-on deck, brainstorm the ideas and the visions and do the planning. Then comes the hard work with the disappointments, frustrations, mistakes, money losses and deals made with the wrong people. These are all lessons learnt.
I think having a startup is amazing because you can see the growth and it’s rewarding because there are upward trends which shows you progress. Such as when you make a phone call and they said “Yeah! We have seen you on TV!” That’s rewarding but it certainly is a challenging journey. I think you have to be passionate and align with your mission and purpose to persist and see it grow.
Tell us about the experience you have with the LaunchHUB program.
B: It was an incredible program. Being accountable to the program helped us be successful because you had to think about the goals and make sure you are working towards those goals. We could see the growth of our business. Networking introductions and the one-on-one coaching we received took our business to the next level. We are so grateful for the knowledge and the genuine caring nature of everyone involved in the program. They genuinely want to see us be successful, see our growth, celebrate our wins and help us through our challenges. It was an incredible experience.
K: We were in LaunchHUB during our first lockdown, and it turned a negative situation into a positive. We thought our business wouldn’t survive, but instead it flourished and we had the most successful month in the history of the business during the COVID lockdown. That’s all thanks to the team and the support from RMIT Activator.
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