Opinion

3 simple ways to get your personal brand to soar

- June 14, 2019 3 MIN READ

Your personal brand can make or break your small business. Have you ever wondered why some people are able to skyrocket theirs more than others? Here are a few tips to get you started. Have you ever wondered why some people are able to skyrocket their personal brand more than others? Quite often it can… Read more »

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KAREN ANDREWS: Here’s why 95 CRC projects funded by the Australian government are the future of industry and innovation

- May 30, 2019 4 MIN READ

Nearly three decades after its establishment, the CRC Program continues to go from strength to strength. It is a testament to the power of collaboration … of bringing industry and research together to achieve a common goal. I’m proud of the excellent track record of our CRCs in delivering tangible outcomes and developing commercial solutions… Read more »

Opinion

How to run a business and a family at the same time

- May 29, 2019 4 MIN READ

Annabelle Davidson, CEO and founder of Social Playground I’m the CEO and founder of social media and technology company Social Playground, as well as mum to two gorgeous boys; three-year-old Sawyer and one-year-old Brooks. At Social Playground, we create innovative branded experiences at events like personalised GIF booths to enhance the experience of guests and… Read more »

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How to scale your startup so you don’t fail

- May 28, 2019 4 MIN READ

Impossible Foods, Glossier and local startup Airwallex this year joined the ranks of other unicorn legends and household names such as Uber and Didi. In the wake of successes like these, it’s easy for founders to get carried away with the .01% of stories about how a company took off overnight and everything went to plan.… Read more »

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Digital ethics is one of the biggest issues facing AI – and most business execs admit they’re not ready to tackle it

- May 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

Business leaders are ignoring the ethical challenges of emerging technologies according to the latest Trendlines report. In doing so, they risk losing the trust of both their customers and employees.  The survey conducted by Avanade canvassed 1,200 C-suite, senior-level IT and business decision makers in 12 countries to reveal that while most respondents (82%) agreed digital… Read more »

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5 ways to make sure your investment pitch is perfect

- May 15, 2019 4 MIN READ

  Pitches are difficult to get right. Despite all the blogs and material about how to perfect startup pitches, presenting to investors is still a challenging task. Founders often obsess over their pitch: from fine-tuning the value proposition to religiously following Guy Kawasaki’s 10/20/30 model, cramming as much as possible in their 20-minute pitch to… Read more »

Opinion

Here’s the vital thing missing from Australia’s incredible innovation research

- May 13, 2019 2 MIN READ

David Burt, Executive Manager at the CSIRO’s ON Accelerator Australians are great innovators. We created Wi-Fi, black box flight recorders, and cochlear implants to name a few. But despite the abundance of revolutionary science technology that has the power to reshape the Australian industry, too often, much of this technology exists in a theoretical phase.… Read more »