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Startup Weekend founder Andrew Hyde will look at how to grow Melbourne’s startup community at Pause 2017

- January 30, 2017 1 MIN READ

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,… Read more »

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Girls in Tech launches Melbourne chapter to encourage greater diversity in Australian tech

- February 15, 2016 4 MIN READ

From the world’s biggest companies releasing dismal diversity statistics about their workforces to initiatives such as the Elephant in the Valley project, there has never been more awareness of the difficulties anyone who is not a straight, white male faces in tech. After years of women and minorities being sidelined, they are now fighting back with initiatives aimed at upping their representation in the industry.

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Is the journey for women in tech really that different?

- February 1, 2016 1 MIN READ

Despite the fact that it is 2016, nearly every industry has its problems in terms of being able to acknowledge and address issues of diversity. However, in none do such issues make the headlines as often as they do in the tech industry. The statistics are damning: just 30 percent of employees in the US tech industry are women, with a recent report from Deloitte Global predicting that less than a quarter of IT jobs in developed countries will be held by women by the end of 2016; while the number of IT jobs has grown, the ratio of women working in the space has failed to keep up.

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Keep your team creatively inspired with tips from Pause Fest 2016

- January 29, 2016 1 MIN READ

The need to be constantly creative in the workplace can be exhausting. In fact, one of the most common challenges faced by those that lead marketing and design teams is ensuring that the members of those teams are contributing to the creative output of the company and, in turn, contributing to growth for both the brand and its clients.

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Australia Post partners with Pause Fest 2016 to promote innovation across the Australian landscape

- January 29, 2016 1 MIN READ

Since its inception, Pause Fest has been fortunate enough to attract a number of major sponsors and supporters to the event. In 2016 this is no different, with Australia Post partnering with Pause Fest 2016 to support innovation, creativity and online business / ecommerce – sectors that are visited throughout various events within the festival.

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Learn how to engage with startups at Pause Fest 2016

- January 27, 2016 1 MIN READ

There has never been a better time to be a startup in Australia. With the rise of Malcolm Turnbull to the office of Prime Minister last year, local startups at last had the most important politician in the country in their corner, spruiking them to not only the rest of the country, but the world.