Applications have opened for Sydney’s first Innovation Dojo program, which will combine startup incubation and cross-cultural consulting with the goal of allowing students and entrepreneurs to launch a viable startup in both Japanese and Australian markets.
UNSW is aiming to introduce Chengdu, a leading ‘second tier’ Chinese city home to 14 million people, to the Australian innovation community.
Last week saw the official launch of the FounderLab and the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Fund, a product of a partnership between student organisation Arc and UNSW Innovations.
If we discount the DJ business I ran with my brother during high school and university years, the first major tastes of ‘learning by doing’ entrepreneurship for me were via a spin-out venture and then a small business I founded in Japan. In retrospect, you could say I was an accidental intrapreneur turned entrepreneur.