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Christie Whitehill — How you can start your own tech business

34 minutes

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How to become one of Australia's leading techpreneurs

Despite having no technical background or training, Christie Whitehill has made a name for herself as a trailblazing techpreneur in Australia. She is the Founder of Tech Ready Women, an education platform that provides women with world-class digital training programs, and other incredible ventures in the tech field including what was once named Australia #1 dating app. Sounds incredible, right?

If you also want to get started on your tech journey, get your notepad out, and get ready to take a lot of notes. Christie runs through the exact steps you need to take from idea to market research to prototyping to hiring a dev team to getting a product out into the market. This is a massive episode for all future techpreneurs out there and even current ones who just aren't getting it right.

Check it out on The Make It Happen Show today to hear how she made that happen and how she leads hundreds of women in Tech Ready Women to help them make it happen too.

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"The biggest mistake that I see so many first time, and not just first time, Founders make, is not going out and speaking to enough customers."

— Christie Whitehill

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 3:32 - The male-dominated industry of tech
  • 5:40 - How to start in tech and ensure a product is valuable to the market
  • 15:45 - How to get product validation and talk to potential customers
  • 19:04 - All about managing tech projects
  • 21:21 - Finding and working with a tech dev
  • 23:36 - The challenges in tech development
  • 28:27 - The increase in the move from corporate to business
  • 29:51 - Make It Happen In A Minute




Great insight for business owners and super practical takeaways!

Bruce Casanovic

Amazing guests, great insights into their journey and what has helped make their businesses successful. Great to hear how some of the guests have navigated challenge as well. Loads of good practice takeaways.

Perfect for the Monday commute


Great to listen to on the commute to work on Monday mornings. Great content, well delivered and plenty of insights from industry leaders in a variety of fields. Good to see the entourage getting out there with a podcast series

Top-shelf guests. Top-shelf conversations.


This is so awesome, so helpful, and so fresh. Right from the get-go, the team at The Entourage have brought out the big names in the Aussie entrepreneur and business space to have conversations that every business owner should listen to. I can't wait to see who they bring on next.

Amazing guests


Loved the episode with Tim Fung, Airtasker CEO! You guys are getting some awesome guests in! Thank you!

Entourage on point again!

Adz Rodger

Great content again from The Entourage! Particularly like the 1st episode and the points Tim Fung made about making sure you make time to map out the future and don't get stuck on day to day 'work', as well as the observation that you really need to be strategic about your people management and not just try to save money. Two awesome take homes I have already taken action on!

For entrepreneurs and non-trepeneurs alike


Well this was one of the best things I’ve heard in a while. I’m by no means the target demographic, having zero business or entrepreneurial experience at all. Luckily the advice given for business growth and success is remarkably applicable to personal growth and success. Loved the conversational style, by the end of the podcast I felt like I knew both Tims personally, which is a great mark of engagement. And I loved hearing about the humble beginnings of Airtasker from the founder himself. Give this a listen if you’re craving a bit of personal or professional inspiration.


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