Opinion

Why the Australian government’s tech visa startup scheme won’t work  

- September 18, 2019 2 MIN READ

The Australian Government recently announced it will continue its fast track visa scheme for technology workers despite only five startups taking up the offer in the past 13 months. Known as the Global Talent – Employer Sponsored program (GTES), organisations can apply for five year visas for highly skilled foreign workers. Whilst this scheme might help… Read more »

Opinion

Marketing is not magic: the real secret to the global growth of fintech unicorn TransferWise

- September 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

TransferWise Vice President of Growth Nilan Peiris had one major not-so-secret to the $3.5 billion company’s growth to reveal at the recent launch of Intersekt in Melbourne. Customer evangelism drives growth. In real terms: over 80% of their customers use TransferWise’s service after hearing about it from a friend. TransferWise now has over 5 million… Read more »

Opinion

How to attract and retain top talent in Australian startups

- August 14, 2019 4 MIN READ

    Australian educational institutions have long succeeded in attracting ever-increasing numbers of international students. Armed with enthusiasm and drive, they relish the opportunity to take advantage of our first-rate tertiary education. The challenge we face as a nation is finding better ways to keep the most entrepreneurial of them here after graduation. Fostering skills… Read more »