Meet Vanouhi Nazarian of WageChecker!
Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am a Chartered Accountant who is passionate about social causes and increasing impact through technology. I am a mum of 2 and also the founder of Kindershare, a sharing economy platform for children’s equipment like cots, prams and car seats.
Please tell us a little about WageChecker.
My Co-founder Carly Stebbing and I had been working on our respective startups at UTS Startups. We were discussing ways to make our processes more efficient when we realised there was an opportunity to use our respective skill sets to quickly detect and resolve wage underpayments, helping both employers and employees to ensure wages are paid correctly.
What drew you to the Fishburners Fempowered program?
I work best when I am surrounded by others working on exciting ideas. Having support from a strong mentor group and the Fishburners community was a strong selling point. Also, there was a strong understanding that Female Founders have commitments outside of their startup – so it was a truly inclusive offering.
What about the next 6 months excites you, what are you looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to sharing knowledge and problem solving with other founders. Meeting so many of them during our first week was quite energising! I’m looking forward to their different viewpoints and ideas to help us all grow together.
What message would you like to send to the aspiring Women founders of Australia?
Just do it. Stop looking for the ‘why not’ and start thinking about the ‘why’. There has never been a better time to start your own business, and in a year’s time you’ll be kicking yourself for not having started sooner!