A report examining the existing and potential contribution of refugee entrepreneurs to the nation’s economy and society has found refugee entrepreneurs can provide significant economic benefits.
River City Labs has announced it will be hosting the next iteration of Startup Weekend Brisbane on November 18 to 20. The event will run as part of the Global Startup Weekend series, with over 200 events to be held across November 11-13 and 18-20.
Social Qs, a team looking to help men understand and develop empathy for the lived experiences of women in the workplace through VR and gamification, took out first prize at the Australian leg of the LadyProblems hackathon over the weekend.
Girl Geek Academy has announced the launch of its next SheMakes event, aiming to introduce more women to the concepts of making and wearables.
Agrihack is an initiative of the RGTC Group, run by director Dianna Somerville, which wants to help position the Riverina as the agriculture centre of regional innovation.
Mercedes-Benz Vans has become the latest corporate to launch a hackathon, inviting participants to ‘reimagine’ or customise the inside of its Vito van and how the van drives business at its upcoming Hack My Van event.
The Walkley Foundation has partnered with the Global Editors Network and Google to host the first Editors Lab in Australia, a hackathon focused on creating innovative news prototypes.
Though the tech community is constantly working on products, services, and events through which it hopes to make a difference in society, for whatever reason, the success rate of these efforts is often mixed. By having hackers learn about the problems they need to solve directly from the people who experienced them, this month’s Techfugees Hackathon aims to help tech teams develop real solutions to the issues facing refugees settled in Australia.
Women get to work on average a minute earlier than their male colleagues, though men stay back an average of five minutes more at the end of the day, according to new insights from Tanda.