Building the ecosystem and driving growth in online marketplaces (live panel at SouthStart)

Leaders from three of Australia’s top online marketplaces have revealed key business, growth and technical insights about their startups live at SouthStart.

On the panel is Dan Draper, CTO at Expert 360, the marketplace that connects businesses to top freelance professionals, along with David Trumbull, co-founder at Car Next Door, Australia’s largest car sharing network and Edward Hartley, co-founder of Bluethumb, Australia’s largest online art marketplace. Andrew from Rooster Radio, the panel moderator, also shares a little bit about PickStar, the platform to book sports stars. 

We talk about building the marketplace ecosystem, the drivers of growth, the importance of tech and automation, funding, quality control and maintaining credibility .. and more.  

Dan Draper, David Trumbull and Ed Hartley talk to Rooster Radio's Andrew Montesi at SouthStart 2017. Images: James Knowler.

Dan Draper, David Trumbull and Ed Hartley talk to Rooster Radio's Andrew Montesi at SouthStart 2017. Images: James Knowler.

This is our second episode recorded live at SouthStart, a conference that showcases entrepreneurship and innovation in South Australia with great speakers, expos and workshops. James from Rooster Radio was the event MC. Find out more about the event here.

More from SouthStart: Listen to Dr Alex Grant talk about his amazing work in IoT and autonomous vehicles here.

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