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Episode 3 - How a govenment hacked my startup company and how I survived with Colleen Wong
There is always more than meets the eye when it comes to headlines in the national media. Discover how Colleen took 3 years to learn about cyber security in order to save her brand and clear her name. This determined Tech company founder shares how events tough enough to crush any startup actually fuelled her own ‘Erin Brockovich’ story. Years later she was invited to speak as a world-wide expert for the very thing she was once attacked about. Join us, as Colleen Wong, creator of My Gator Watch, shares happened and what helped her to keep going and ultimately bounce back.
What we cover
- Keeping customers during Covid
- Being hacked by a government body in Colleen's 2nd year of business
- Learning all about Cyber security
- How being let down by her first accountant led to a 3 year court battle
- Making time for other people in business
Mentionned in the episode
- 65 Roses and a Trunki: Defying the Odds in life and Business. By Rob Law
- Cyber security speech
- Erin Brokovitch LinkIn story - https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-mini-erin-brockovich-moment-colleen-wong?articleId=6633120330653151232#comments-6633120330653151232&trk=public_profile_article_view
More about Colleen
Colleen started Techsixtyfour in her kitchen when her children were 18 months and 4 months old. Her first product, My Gator Watch, is now the UK's highest rated children's wearable phone and tracker. Colleen and her team are now working on a wearable for the ageing and dementia market which empowers them to live independently whilst giving their family peace of mind. Colleen has a team made up of entirely flexible working mums and dads. Colleen is a Sky Women in Tech Scholar and Techsixtyfour has been selected by the Mayor of London's Techinvest programme as one of the top 10 5G & IoT companies in London in 2020.
Personal Twitter : @startupmummy
In collaboration with...
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FREE Bounce Back resources
Check out these free bounce back resources created by experts from within the Mpower community. All resources have been generously donated free of charge - masterclasses and mini-courses to help you, your family and your business at a time when we could all do with an extra bit of help.Learn more