Karen Cohen
News & Analysis

YBF now has a blockchain expert in da house

- August 31, 2021 2 MIN READ

YBF Melbourne has appointed a blockchain expert-in-residence to help startups better understand the potential of distributed ledger technology. Karen Cohen, deputy chair of the Blockchain Australia Board, has taken on the role, and when the city’s latest lockdown hopefully lifts soon, she’ll be based at the Melbourne CBD co-working facility, where she will offer advice, introductions,… Read more »

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Insights

Professor Founder: An academic shares 6 tips on making the leap from uni to startup

- August 24, 2021 3 MIN READ

Australia is a hotbed for start-up innovation, with investments of $3.4 billion over the past financial year, a new record according to figures from KPMG. More than four in five start-up founders in Australia are university graduates. Universities here have created and fostered an environment that encourages students to foray into the start-up economy, creating several programs to foster… Read more »

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How Australian university graduates are excelling through entrepreneurship

- June 2, 2021 6 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

Fintech Wise is bringing its 20 under 20 pitch competition for teen entrepreneurs to Australia

- May 25, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

There’s a boom in older entrepreneurs – and they’re beating younger counterparts to success

- April 30, 2021 3 MIN READ

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 »

Diversity

 Indigenous vs Western Entrepreneurship: what it means and why it matters 

- January 13, 2021 3 MIN READ

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 »

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9 incredible women entrepreneurs making a difference in 2020

- November 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

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 »

Opinion

How to make Australian entrepreneurship go viral

- February 7, 2020 3 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

Sydney Landing Pad welcomes first participants

- April 7, 2019 2 MIN READ

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 »