To help regional businesses explore trade opportunities in Asia, Minister for Small Business, Michael McCormack, will this Friday be hosting a seminar in Wagga Wagga aimed at helping local businesses understand and make the most of these FTAs.
Applications have opened for Sydney’s first Innovation Dojo program, which will combine startup incubation and cross-cultural consulting with the goal of allowing students and entrepreneurs to launch a viable startup in both Japanese and Australian markets.
The Japan Australia Entrepreneurship Initiative was formed with the aim of connecting Australian entrepreneurs with opportunities, potential partners and collaborators, investors and customers in Japan, and vice-versa.
If we discount the DJ business I ran with my brother during high school and university years, the first major tastes of ‘learning by doing’ entrepreneurship for me were via a spin-out venture and then a small business I founded in Japan. In retrospect, you could say I was an accidental intrapreneur turned entrepreneur.
There has always been hype around Silicon Valley – it’s warranted of course, San Fran has birthed many amazing startups and founders in it’s time. But being smack bang in the Asia Pac region, should Aussie Startups be looking closer to home for a mass market to explore?