Renata Cooper
11
Dec
Source: Samara Magazine 0

While her earliest career dream was to become a death-defying acrobat, fortunately Renata Cooper didn’t run away to join the… [ continue reading ]

26
Nov
Source: Australian Financial Review 0

For years, technology start-ups have been on an upward trajectory. Successes like Facebook, Whatsapp and Etsy inspired many to give their ideas a shot… [ continue reading ]

Marketing on a Budget
07
Oct
Source: DynamicBusiness.com.au 0

“You must spend money to make money”, said Titus Plautus, a Roman playwright from the BC era. This quote that… [ continue reading ]

14
Aug
Source: BRW.com.au 0

In October 2014, Wall Street Journal wrote about how, in strong startup markets such as San Francisco, as funding poured… [ continue reading ]

08
Aug
Source: Australian Anthill 0

Award winning event tech start-up iVvy is revolutionising the events industry by centralising function spaces and group accommodations for the… [ continue reading ]

06
Aug
Source: Women's Agenda 0

It won’t be long before Australia sees one of its great female entrepreneurs celebrating a significant business exit, according to… [ continue reading ]

Renata Cooper
28
Jul
Source: Australian Anthill 0

Forming Circles Global (FCG), headed by CEO and founder Renata Cooper (pictured), has launched in Australia as a unique angel… [ continue reading ]

24
Jul
Source: Startup Daily 0

Forming Circles, an organisation launched in Australia in 2011 to support small business, innovation, and charitable projects, has evolved into Forming… [ continue reading ]

22
Jul
Source: BRW 0

Angel investor Renata Cooper is creating a fund under the banner of Forming Circles Global, with an aim to invest… [ continue reading ]

21
Jul

  Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” For the last… [ continue reading ]

12
Jun
Source: GoldCoastBusinessNews.com.au 0

James Greig is set to revolutionise the events industry with the launch of an “Expedia or Wotif solution” for Australia’s… [ continue reading ]

11
Jun
Source: Breather.com 0

When CloudPeeps reached out to book a Breather space for their Freelance Friday event series, we were pretty thrilled. Kate… [ continue reading ]

05
Jun
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Kate Kendall is a San Francisco-based, British-Australian entrepreneur and writer. She’s the co-founder and CEO of CloudPeeps — a new… [ continue reading ]

04
Jun
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Start-up funding is improving in Australia. Traditionally deemed to be competition, big corporations have come at as an unlikely source of financial support.… [ continue reading ]

25
May
Source: iVvy.com 0

iVvy is proud to have partnered with TFE Hotels in developing and launching their the next generation technology platform for… [ continue reading ]

18
May
Source: BRW.com.au 0

Built on a foundation of novelty, convenience and automatic credit card payments, local entrepreneurs are trying verticals as varied as… [ continue reading ]

07
May
Source: GenerosityMag.com.au 0

Affectionately dubbed the eBay of the charity world, Good360 has developed a philanthropic solution that is good for business, good… [ continue reading ]

03
May
Source: SMH.com.au 0

Group was formed by women in venture capital who wanted to know why no women were asking for their money.… [ continue reading ]

08
Apr
Source: StartupDaily.net 0

With the job search market becoming increasingly crowded, Australian jobs platform Workible is looking to distinguish itself from the others… [ continue reading ]

01
Apr
Source: WomensAgenda.com.au 0

Lauren Hall’s only been in Australia a few years, but already has plans to become our first female entrepreneur to… [ continue reading ]

19
Mar
Source: Forbes.com 0

Some would say that the cloud computing model of service based software application delivery and storage has proved quite popular.… [ continue reading ]

Women in Startups
23
Feb
Source: DynamicBusiness.com.au 0

I recently had the privilege of meeting Peggy Wallace, Managing Partner of Golden Seeds; the group, which as noted in… [ continue reading ]

27
Jan
Source: DynamicBusiness.com.au 0

2015 will see us, as a society, work together more than we ever have in the past. Technology, shifting work… [ continue reading ]

12
Jan
Source: BRW.com.au 0

When Fred Kimel quit his job at Macquarie Bank in 2013 to found a start-up, he had a two-year-old daughter,… [ continue reading ]

17
Dec
Source: Women's Agenda 1

The 19th November saw 144 countries, including Australia; observe the inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. Driven by the United Nations, the… [ continue reading ]

10
Dec
Source: The Age 0

Blogger, entrepreneur and former business journalist Kate Kendall’s latest venture CloudPeeps has secured seed funding led by Renata Cooper, of… [ continue reading ]

26
Nov
Source: DynamicBusiness.com.au 0

Earlier this month I was in San Francisco and New York. This was my first trip to the US as… [ continue reading ]

20
Oct
Source: BRW.com.au 0

DIY has always been a part of Australian culture. Now, there is a new wave of do-it-yourself gaining momentum across… [ continue reading ]

20
Oct
Source: DynamicBusiness.com.au 0

Conversations with your community One of the most discussed start-up success stories is Uber, the ride-sharing service operating globally from… [ continue reading ]

20
Oct
Source: The Chronicle - Canberra 0

Teenage sisters Isobel and Josephine Crnkovic have transformed their avid fantasy fandom and become some of Canberra’s youngest published authors.… [ continue reading ]

17
Sep
Source: Gloss Magazine 0

Mattel recently launched entrepreneur Barbie. Armed with a briefcase, smartphone, tablet and a pink dress, she launched her own LinkedIn… [ continue reading ]

28
Aug

We’ve become so accustomed to buying what’s available in stores or online, right off the shelf. It’s easy to forget… [ continue reading ]

20
Aug
Source: Dynamic Business 0

Visionary thinking should be a daily mantra by Renata Cooper, CEO of Forming Circles and angel investor – written for… [ continue reading ]

20
Aug
Source: Business Insider 0

15 Australian Business Mentors Explain Why They Share Their Knowledge Sarah Kimmorley for Business Insider – August, 2014 Whether you’re… [ continue reading ]

18
Aug
Source: Gloss Magazine 0

  Personal branding advice articles are a dime a dozen. Thousands of different opinions are churned out every day. Most… [ continue reading ]

30
Jul
Source: Dynamic Business 0

Investing in startups used to be something only millionaires and the über wealthy could afford or even think about. However,… [ continue reading ]

23
Jun
Source: Dynamic Business 0

When you start a business, you have a fair idea of whether you are setting it up as a primary… [ continue reading ]

19
May
Source: Dynamic Business 0

Treasurer Joe Hockey has given the small business community much needed support through the recent budget. With the $484.2 million… [ continue reading ]

26
Mar
Source: Dynamic Business 0

After wrapping up the Forming Circles Kickstart Business Grant, it was a good indicator of how many of the 300 applications structured their businesses to grow via funding. Businesses go through different stages of funding depending on their lifecycle and it is worthwhile understanding these to develop a plan of growth. … [ continue reading ]

17
Mar
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So why the lack of women at this particular pitching event? Women need to overcome what could be an inherent hesitancy in seeking funding for their killer ideas. The below pointers could help: Illustrate the opportunity and talk about the vision, Be confident, Failure is good, Know your negotiation boundaries, Use numbers wisely, Showcase a clear ability to exit.… [ continue reading ]

17
Mar
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Renata Cooper discusses five broad trends that will shape the entrepreneurial landscape in 2014; Sense of purpose, Personalisation vs privacy, Collaborative culture, Storytelling, and Support networks and communities.… [ continue reading ]

10
Mar
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Renata Cooper was nominated as one of Dare Magazine’s Top 10 Dare Devil Women. All 10 women were highlighted in Dare’s March issue.… [ continue reading ]

22
Feb
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In a collaborative economy, crowdfunding has helped hundreds of thousands around the world realise their vision – from artists looking for investors to bankroll their next work, teachers seeking materials for classrooms to entrepreneurs trying to secure startup capital for a new venture. Dreams have been given wings by way of funding and customer confidence.… [ continue reading ]

22
Jan
Source: SmartCompany.com.au 0

Allison Baker is the co-founder and director of Workible, a new mobile and social recruitment app for the flexible workforce.… [ continue reading ]

27
Nov
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A new study of 242 Australian youth indicates that Gen Y are headed towards alarming levels of financial and family stress;… [ continue reading ]

20
Nov
By 1

Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index ranks Australia as the second best place in the world to be a woman entrepreneur. Renata Cooper tells you why…… [ continue reading ]

21
Oct
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Innovation does not necessarily come from the biggest companies in the world or the greatest minds – they are born every day by talented, creative women looking for a solutions to multitude of problems… [ continue reading ]

20
Sep
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At just eleven years of age Tara is a published writer. She is such an inspiration and living proof that… [ continue reading ]

Renata Cooper, Forming Circles CEO
09
Sep
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I became aware of Renata Cooper through my social media seminars with presenters and attendees mentioning Renata in a range of conversations,… [ continue reading ]

06
Sep
By 0

When Renata Cooper started her company with nothing more than a humble Facebook page, she never dreamed of the ripple… [ continue reading ]

Renata Cooper Featured in OUTthere Magazine
03
May
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Since founding her ethical and social investment company, Forming Circles, Renata Cooper has passionately launched ideas, supported dreams and changed the way people do business, writes Simone Henderson-Smart.… [ continue reading ]

11
Feb
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‘Livvi’s Place Ryde’ at Yamble Reserve, a $1.4 million all-inclusive playground was opened in style on Sunday 3rd February 2013.… [ continue reading ]

16
Nov
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Forming Circles Pty Ltd is the proud sponsor of the St George and Sutherland Shire Leader Design an Ad program. The company has sponsored and supported many shire businesses. … [ continue reading ]