Fintech startup Transferwise has launched the Aussies without Borders initiative to highlight the importance of migration to the Australian economy.
The New Zealand Government has put forward a plan to progress the country’s digital industry through new initiatives and educational reforms.
Data61 has announced a partnership with Unisys that will see the development of an advanced data analytics solution for border security.
Founders from TechSydney have called on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to condemn President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions.
Simple Settler looks to be a one stop hub for new migrants, connecting them to information and services that can be difficult to access when moving to a new country.
The Federal Government has today opened up the consultation process for a new Entrepreneur Visa, which is scheduled to be introduced in November.
Silicon Valley generally believes it’s the ideal place to be for all software developers. With an increasingly global map of startup hubs, Silicon Valley needs to look not just at the factors bringing talent in, but also the negative factors diverting talent elsewhere. When a hub’s defining trait is optimism, is any time spent thinking of the darker side of foreign founders’ life in Silicon Valley? [Source: TechCrunch.com]
Last week I wrote a column on the growing limitations our retrograde immigration policy presents on the startup community. This issue is not only a matter of urgency in terms of talent migration, but it presents a huge challenge on the growth front. We are facing a policy checkmate where new startups are prevented from acquiring talent and, with it, access to diverse ideas and markets.
What really makes my blood boil is that, even with the kicks and screams from the general public, this government seems to be in deep denial to what our economy needs and what growth actually means. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the current talent vacuum.