The thing I hate most about our Future Founders Mission leader Pete is that the man is always right, especially when I am almost certain he is wrong. When he asked us to write a reflection before we started the mission, I remember thinking, ‘who is this hippy who wants me to think about my […]Read More Startup Catalyst – Before and After
I was honoured to be the 2016 recipient of the Adam J Berry Award, to support an early career Australian researcher to travel to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States. This prize is awarded by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the Australian Academy of Science. For more […]Read More Ms Teasdale goes to Washington
On another of my Washington DC adventures (made possible thanks to the Adam J Berry Memorial Fund Award to visit the NIH), I visited the National Academy of Sciences to hear Atul Gwande give the keynote lecture for the Science of Science Communication colloqium. Around 3 years ago I won a commendation for a pitch […]Read More Mistrust of science
If you can make it in San Francisco, you can make it anywhere, right? A special part of every Startup Catalyst Future Founders mission is to take the delegation to a Techstars Startup Weekend, where delegates are split up and sent on a path to rapidly creating brand new businesses. I absolutely love the atmosphere […]Read More You have two days to change the world.
Alright, I eased you into the intensity of the Startup Catalyst Future Founders mission with the post on data driven diversity. Now it’s time to dive even deeper. We talked a lot on this trip about what impostor syndrome means to each of us, and together we were on a journey to overcome it. I […]Read More The sick scientist
Last week, I had the pleasure of touring the Atlassian offices in San Francisco as part of Startup Catalyst’s Future Founders mission. Now I can’t say I was overly enthused before this tour, it isn’t in the nicest part of town and I didn’t see how it would be relevant to myself, a neuroscientist. Man […]Read More Data driven diversity
I started this blog a long time ago with all the best intentions to make it into a valuable source of information for anyone and everyone. However, it went the way of most blogs and without new posts the content became outdated and moderately cringe-worthy. So I am giving it another try, starting from scratch. […]Read More Why are we here?