NASA engineer Matthew Noyes will be taking Pause 2017 attendees through NASA’s work with VR during a keynote on Tech Day.
For many, the term ‘virtual reality’ will surely conjure up visions of newfangled headsets and how it’s being used in fields like gaming, but the technology in fact goes back decades, and an organisation that has been at the forefront of its development is NASA. As explained by Matthew Noyes, a mechanical and software engineer […]
For Dropbox, the process of encouraging innovation internally has been distilled into a systemised recipe, finessed over years of experimentation.
We are constantly being told that innovation is the future, and that companies must innovate and embrace disruption or they will die. Beyond the buzzwords, however, we are not often given the definition of what innovation is and how this definition may change for a particular company, let alone the process of how a company […]
Look at the leading and rapidly growing startup ecosystems around the world, and you will find that they have at least one key thing in common: government support.
It’s a time-honoured tradition: the moment an international figure steps foot on Australian soil, the gathered media is almost required by law to ask them what they think about Australia. In classic little sibling fashion, we crave approval from the big kids. In most cases, the international figure doesn’t shed any light on interesting matters, […]
Look at the leading and rapidly growing startup ecosystems around the world, and you will find that they have at least one key thing in common: government support. Routinely acknowledged as a leader around Australia is the Victorian Government, which has made good on its 2014 election promise to put $60 million towards the state’s […]
For Mentorloop’s founders, the decision to seek funding came when they saw their first three paying clients were still with them six months later.
As the growth of Pause 2017 into Australia’s premier event for those interested in the convergence of the business, tech, and creative spheres has shown, the Australian startup ecosystem has come in leaps and bounds over the last few years. Where the terms ‘startup’ and ‘innovation’ were essentially unknown five or six years ago and […]
The way company values come to be defined differs. A list of values can essentially be the feelings of two early-stage cofounders who have yet to hire a team, or can be found by making an effort to understand how hundreds or thousands of employees in a later-stage company work, what is important to them, and what the company wants to achieve.
For some in the tech sector, company culture can make or break a business. Going beyond just ping pong tables, free lunches, and office dogs, company culture incorporates a mix of a founder’s ideals, the company’s mission, the way employees work, how they are treated, and how they treat each other and, essentially bringing all these ideas […]
‘Empathy’ is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner”. This definition, not closely associated with the […]
It had long been an open secret in the tech world that diversity was a problem; that much was clear to see by simply stepping into the office of any tech company or startup coworking space.
Tesla and SpaceX may take up most of the headlines, but Hyperloop is yet another Elon Musk invention that may just change the world if it is brought to life. Leaving planes, trains, and automobiles in the rearview mirror, the Hyperloop is a concept for a high-speed transportation system. The concept consists of pressurised capsules, […]
The youngest person to ever speak at Pause, Rebecca Rusinovic started the journey to launch Bahama Belle when she was just 13 years old.