The Government’s announcement this week of its Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda gives me little comfort that a thriving tech / startup scene in Australia is a genuine national imperative. This is deeply concerning because Australia is missing out on a prime opportunity to diversify its economy from mining and primary industry to a more knowledge based economy rooted in tech.
Dan is a successful Australian entrepreneur who founded and sold RedRoomDVD. Dan now lives in London where he recently launched online dating site My Mate Your Date. Although he lives abroad, Dan remains passionate about the local startup ecosystem.