I recently attended an event encouraging women to get involved in the startup ecosystem at the new Sydney Startup Hub. While I applaud the aim of the event, I left with my blood boiling.
SnackProud looks to help companies do their part to ensure their employees are snacking healthily by providing snack boxes packed full of snacks that deliver the energy hit without the nutritional hit.
Looking to take its company culture to the next level as it scales up is Airtasker, which recently appointed Mahesh Muralidhar as its new Head of People Operations.
Many companies struggle with innovation; a typical strategy for a large corporate that wants to be more innovative is to engage a corporate accelerator for its employees.
They’re our biggest trade customer and have a market economy worth more than AU$10 trillion, but China is no longer just interested in our trade. They’re interested in our startups.
Slack’s first HR hire, Marissa Senzaki was earlier this year chosen to be part of the landing team for the company’s new Melbourne office, where she now works as the senior corporate recruiter for the APAC region.
Wellington’s Te Papa museum has this week opened the doors of its new innovation hub, Mahuki, to 10 startups looking to improve the way the museum functions and enhance visitor experiences through new technologies.
“While culture may seem an ambiguous and fuzzy concept, strong cultures are the best way for leaders to manage their companies throughout their evolution … CEOs can’t be in every room opining on each choice, but they can influence how each decision in those rooms is made,” writes Tomasz Tunguz. [Source: Tomasz Tunguz Blog]
A culture should not being used as a shiny sales or marketing strategy, but as a fundamental new way of conducting business on a daily basis. A culture should be designed to both actively engage employees around the world and create shareholder value.
I would go as far as saying that many people within our community, both newbies and stalwarts hop on board the contradiction train quite often when it comes to topics like education, employees and the whole ‘living the dream’ notion.
Many of us feminists who’ve been brought up in Western countries have been guilty at one time or another for finding the practices of other cultures despicable because of the perceived harm they cause to women – typical examples include female genital mutilation, forced marriage, honour killing, and the hijab (Islamic headscarf).
Founded by industrial designer and entrepreneur Katherine Maree Pace, startup Vame (Voice + Name) is set to end the mispronunciation of names once and for all. Available as a web and iOS application, the Sydney-based startup was designed to make our multicultural business world easier to navigate.
Every region dreams of becoming an innovation hub like Silicon Valley – the foundation for tomorrow’s startups. But none have been able to successfully recreate the ‘magic’ that inhabits the region.
A plethora of research reveals tech startups will play a significant role in the future of Australia’s economy. Read on to find out why.
If you have not heard of The Awesome Foundation before, then BRO you are missing out!