Victoria doctors get a taste of startup life with LaunchVic-backed medtech accelerator

- July 14, 2024 2 MIN READ

The Australian Society for Medical Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASME) is among seven organisations backed by LaunchVic as part of a $2.4 million program to create pre-accelerator programs to help aspiring founders understand startup life. ASME has partnered with MTPConnect to deliver the Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program (AUSCEP) in Victoria. It offers clinicians the resources, mentorship… Read more »

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New research reveals how major life moments impact an entrepreneur’s success – and some of it is counterintuitive

- May 24, 2024 3 MIN READ

Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of any innovative economy. New business creation has been shown to have a significant and positive impact on economic growth, innovation and job creation. But it isn’t easy, and most new businesses fail. When someone starts a business, they usually aren’t doing it alone – their whole family forms part of… Read more »

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A Kiwi academic is trying to figure out what it means to have an ‘entrepreneurial mindset’

- June 19, 2023 2 MIN READ

The skills needed to thrive in an uncertain future are often thought to fall under the term “entrepreneurial mindset” but New Zealand researcher Darsel Keane has found that there’s little clarity about what an entrepreneurial mindset actually is. While the phrase is cited with increasing popularity in recent years, Keane, director of the Centre for… Read more »

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17 seriously cool (and free!) tech talks from the City of Sydney’s visiting entrepreneur program

- June 15, 2022 5 MIN READ

Leading global thinkers and local innovators will put their heads together to debate what the future might look like for cities, technology and innovation from next week as part of the City of Sydney’s annual visiting entrepreneur program. The 10-day program, titled A Future TBD, kicks off on June 22, and features 11 future technology… Read more »

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UTS puts entrepreneurs on show with new CBD shopfront

- December 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

UTS Director of Entrepreneurship Murray Hurps is shining more light on startup founders with the university’s startups program moving into new street front digs on one of the city’s busiest streets. UTS Startups Central is just a block from the new Tech Central at Sydney’s central train station. The glass shopfront was previously the Co-op… Read more »

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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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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 »


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 »


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 »


 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 »