Primary Role
Co-founder @ Autopilot (formerly Bislr)

Person Details


Michael is co-founder and CEO of Bislr.

Starting his first business to impress girls and pay for flying lessons at a local aero club, Michael unknowingly ignited a career in business. While still in his teens he developed two businesses: a tradesman directory and ordering system for the mining industry. During this time he helped his brother Chris market his holiday accommodation start up Stayz (like HomeAway in the US), which later sold to Fairfax Digital. Michael believes this was one of the best learning experiences of his life.

Inspired by their passion for business, Michael and Chris founded Sharkey Media, a web development agency designed to help other businesses develop a successful online presence and work on their existing online businesses.

In late 2010 Michael co-founded, a business he says "builds the valuable lessons we've learnt into a product anyone can use". Bislr is a new, social approach to starting a business online. Michael’s enthusiasm for business and entrepreneurs certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed. Michael has been featured on Reuters, StartUpSmart, Anthill, The Australian, ABC radio, Sydney Morning Herald, and frequently contributes to Flying Solo, ShoeStringStartups and small business events. Michael is currently the CEO of

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