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Why did you sign up to The Rural Network?

- April 11, 2017 4 MIN READ

Country towns are stereotypically known for their close communities and friendliness, with neighbours always ready to give each other a helping hand. Launched late last year, The Rural Network is a platform looking to translate that community spirit online by bringing the task economy to the bush, starting with over 60 regional and rural communities… Read more »


How to find the right mentor

- March 3, 2017 3 MIN READ

In my early days as a sailor, one of my mentors told me that anyone can learn to be a sailor, but no one can teach you to be a seaman. Seaman are made through years of experience on the open ocean in an almost endless range of conditions and situations – days out to… Read more »


How Australia can support regional innovation

- February 10, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

The startup world is by nature, collaborative. An ecosystem filled with people offering to mentor, advise and fund even when there is initially nothing in it for them. This ‘pay it forward’ mentality is what’s driving the growth of Australia’s startup ecosystem and was instrumental in enabling my co-founder and I to get JESI off the… Read more »

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[WATCH] What is the Michael Crouch Innovation Centre?

- February 10, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

  Over the last few years, universities around Australia have begun to see the value in investing in spaces and programs aimed at pushing innovation, both internally and outside the universities themselves. Among those that began investing early on is the University of New South Wales. As well as its Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and… Read more »

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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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Pause 2017 will look at how to turn the Victorian startup ecosystem into a global leader

- January 25, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

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… Read more »


Tyro appoints former PayPal Australia executive Kareem Al-Bassam as its new head of product

- January 23, 2017 2 MIN READ

Four months after appointing a new CEO, Sydney-based fintech company Tyro Payments has announced Kareem Al-Bassam as its Head of Product. The role has been newly created through the splitting of the Head of Product and Engineering position; Paul Peterson, Tyro’s current head of product and engineering, will head up the engineering function while Al-Bassam… Read more »


Drone startup Flirtey raises US$16 million Series A round to expand its delivery run

- January 19, 2017 2 MIN READ

Sydney-founded, Reno-based drone startup Flirtey has raised a US$16 million ($21.3 million) Series A round led by existing backers Menlo Ventures and Qualcomm Ventures, with participation from Lowercase Capital, Y Combinator, and World Innovation Lab, reports TechCrunch. The funding comes after a strong 2016 for Flirtey. The startup last March completed the first fully autonomous… Read more »