Australia needs to continue to expand its innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to strengthen our economy, grow our industries and to produce new jobs. Government has focussed on research endeavours and need to commercialise academic IP. This presents one path to delivering innovation, but not the only way that universities are supporting Australia’s entrepreneurial eco-system and… Read more »
Teenage entrepreneurs looking for their first big break into startups have the chance to impress Sir Richard Branson with the business smarts with global fintech Wise bringing its Eurovision-style pitching competition, Wise’s 20 Under 20, to Australia for the first time, up against contestants from the UK and EU. Now in its 4th year, Wise’s… Read more »
Bill Gates was 21 when he and Paul Allen registered Microsoft. Steve Jobs was 22 when he and Steve Wozniak launched Apple. Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in his Harvard dormitory. The biographies of these tech billionaires who achieved great success in their twenties has helped cement the perception that entrepreneurship is a young person’s game.… Read more »
To understand why there are differences between Indigenous and Western Entrepreneurship and why it’s important, we need to understand that Indigenous people operate(d) differently from Western societies. Social norms are basically informal rules that govern behavior in societies which includes beliefs, attitudes, and behavior that are considered acceptable in a social group or culture. For… Read more »
November 19 is International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day so today we are celebrating fabulous women in business making a difference to the lives of everyday Australians. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) was founded by entrepreneur Wendy Diamond following a trip to Honduras where she witnessed extreme poverty. Diamond was inspired to pioneer a movement to empower women… Read more »
The worst part of the economic crisis in Australia caused by COVID-19 has been the destruction of so many millions of jobs. The only thing that’s going to bring these jobs back? The work of Australia’s entrepreneurs. We know from research conducted in both Australia and overseas that the overwhelming majority of new jobs are… Read more »
I believe that entrepreneurship needs to be normal and desirable for all Australians. I believe we need Australians starting new Australian companies, that use technology to grow quickly, that employ Australians, that export from Australia, that pay taxes in Australia, that are subject to Australian laws, and that create a prosperous future Australia. These companies… Read more »
Like most entrepreneurs, there’s not a day that goes past when I don’t come up with a new idea for a business, product or service. I’ve always been passionate about building things from the ground up and began my career as an architect – but soon saw an opportunity to build something different. I… Read more »
UTS Director of Entrepreneurship Murray Hurps. Photo: Guy Degen Many in the startup sector may know Murray Hurps from his three years as CEO of Fishburners. He’s also co-founder, director and former CEO of Startup Muster. In 2018, Hurps headed to academia as the Director of Entrepreneurship at University of Technology Sydney, charged with… Read more »
Haymarket HQ, Australia’s only Asia innovation hub, is set to welcome eight high-growth technology companies from across Asia-Pacific as the first cohort of the City of Sydney’s new global landing pad program. The companies have a combined value north of $130 million and hail from countries including Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India and New Zealand. … Read more »
Founders have traditionally tended to block out conversations about wellbeing and hide their struggles as they focus desperately on building their business.
Aussie founders have a chance to rub shoulders with startup royalty and hear from over 70 speakers at the first-ever Startup Grind Asia Pacific event, presented by MYOB.
Founded by husband and wife duo Celeste and Hui Ong, who sold restaurant directory and review site Eatability to Optus in 2012 for $6 million, Pair is “designed to bring safety, respect and honesty to dating”.
Sydney has been ranked 11th in a list of the top 50 cities globally for female entrepreneurs, with Melbourne also making the list, in 17th place.
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has launched the UTS Startups program to encourage more students into startups.