Opinion

How to think beyond the pitch

- February 4, 2020 3 MIN READ

Pitch competitions are an ecosystem darling for a number of reasons. They provide startups with additional opportunities for exposure and capital and help ensure founders can effectively communicate their business in a short amount of time, including to audiences that might not be familiar with their industry or sector. They also provide a way for… Read more »

Opinion

The end is nigh for websites

- January 31, 2020 3 MIN READ

If you tell me you’re creating a website for your startup, I’ll ask you if your dial-up internet and fax machine are installed too. You might think I’m exaggerating, because well, I am. But only a little bit. That’s because dial-up internet was once seen as the cutting edge development of a digitally empowered business,… Read more »

Opinion

Australia now has a National Digital ID – and big changes are afoot

- January 28, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Australian government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has spent more than A$200 million over the past five years developing a National Digital ID platform. If successful, the project could streamline commerce, resolve bureaucratic quagmires, and improve national security. The emerging results of the project may give the Australian public cause for concern. Two mobile apps… Read more »

Opinion

Is a 4-day working week possible in a tech-driven world?

- January 22, 2020 3 MIN READ

  It’s easy to get excited about the prospect of a four-day work week, but the reality is most Australians are not likely to experience this anytime soon.  It’s been nearly 40 years since the 38-hour working week was first legislated in Australia, however it is estimated that only 36% of Australians work a traditional… Read more »

Opinion

How virtual reality can lead the way in remote health care

- January 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

In recent years, experts have focused on finding better ways to improve remotely delivered mental health care. Now, virtual reality (VR) may pave the way for myriad new opportunities. Using VR for remote therapy involves conducting “face-to-face” sessions in a virtual environment. This mode of treatment could make counselling more accessible to those living and… Read more »

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ETHICAL INVESTING: Now more than just ‘nice to have’ for startups

- January 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

Warby Parker co-CEOs Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa. Founders get their startup inspiration from all kinds of places.  You may be trying to solve a problem you’ve faced in your corporate life, tackle an environmental or social problem facing our world, spied a gap in the market as a consumer or have a passion that you want to leave the corporate hamster wheel to pursue.  Solving one of your own pain points is an extremely common source… Read more »