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Here’s what it would be like if Elon Musk bought a burrito like his Twitter acquisition

- June 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

• Elon Musk spies a burrito cart -> Elon Musk wants a burrito. • He doesn’t want to pay for it. • Suggests via tweet that the burrito cart guy, sixty-eight-year-old Miguel Chumacero, should just let him have the burrito. Specifically, the ‘Giga-Chad’ Trinidad Scorpion Chilli Breakfast Burrito. • Burrito cart guy unimpressed with early… Read more »

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Finding IT workers is a big problem for a third of Australian companies

- June 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian businesses continue struggling to find staff, including IT professionals, as the ongoing labour shortage worsens. Almost one third (31% of employers the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) surveyed said they couldn’t find suitable candidates for jobs. Tom Joseph, Head of Industry Statistics at the ABS, said businesses weren’t getting many applicants for open job roles… Read more »

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Alan Jones takes over as Fishburners CEO

- June 20, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup hub Fishburners has changed its leadership with CEO Nicole O’Brien standing down, replaced by entrepreneur and investor Alan Jones as interim CEO. The organisation marked a decade of operation last year, and has received strong support from the NSW government to help it survive the pandemic lockdowns. Earlier this year it launched theTech… Read more »

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Tesla chair Robyn Denholm says Western Sydney is a ‘technology powerhouse’

- June 16, 2022 2 MIN READ

Western Sydney is poised to produce Australia’s next generation of IT workers and high value tech companies, according to Tesla Chair Robyn Denholm. In her acceptance speech for the inaugural Florence Mary Taylor Innovation Medal, Denholm described her upbringing in Milperra, a suburb just past Bankstown in Southwestern Sydney. “My parents owned a service station in the… Read more »

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80% of Gen Z workers have their eye on their next job, with nearly half on the hunt for more money

- June 12, 2022 3 MIN READ

Four out of five (78%) of Gen Z workers considered moving jobs post-pandemic, a survey by rewards platform Perkbox has found. The survey of more than 1000 employee under 25 (born between 1997 and 2012) by data research firm Censuswide didn’t quite deliver a great resignation, although low unemployment and high competition for skilled workers driving… Read more »

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Techfugees is back to celebrate how refugees make Australia a smarter, tech-based nation

- June 10, 2022 2 MIN READ

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead Techfugees Australia is coming back with a meetup on World Refugee Day on June 20. We’re a group of committed tech people collaborating with NGO partners like Settlement Services International (SSI)… Read more »

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Here are the winners of the 2022 Proptech awards

- June 9, 2022 2 MIN READ

PropHero, the AI-enabled digital property investment platform that helps people find, buy and manage investment properties, was named the Startup Proptech of the Year at the Proptech Association’s second annual Proptech Awards. It was one of several startup recognised alongside scaleup companies. The awards were held in Sydney with more than 300 people at the sold-out… Read more »

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Another Spaceship director has copped a ban by ASIC

- June 8, 2022 2 MIN READ

Millennial super fund and fintech startup Spaceship Capital is at the centre of yet another sanction by the company regulator ASIC, which this time has forced the resignation of the company’s chairman, Paul Dortkamp. ASIC has banned Dortkamp, who was also a director of Ellerston Capital, from performing functions as an officer and responsible manager… Read more »

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AfterWork Ventures co-founders named in Forbes 30 under 30

- May 31, 2022 2 MIN READ

The co-founders of Sydney early-stage venture capital fund AfterWork Ventures have made the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 as first-time fund managers. Alexander Khor, 27, and Adrian Petersen, 28, were named in the Forbes 30 under 30 for Asia in the Finance and Venture Capital category. Previous honourees include Canva founder Mel Perkins and Bumble… Read more »

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A former FinTech Australia intern, Rehan D’Almeida, is now MD, as CEO Andrew Porter resigns after just 4 months

- May 31, 2022 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia CEO Andrew Porter is stepping down as CEO less than four months after taking the top job. FA chair Simone Joyce announced the news its Sydney-based boss had tendered his resignation today. The member organisation’s head of Strategic Partnerships and Marketing, Rehan D’Almeida, who began at FinTech Australia as a marketing intern five years… Read more »

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Time declares Mike Cannon-Brookes as one of the world’s top 100 influential people

- May 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Time Magazine has named Atlassian co-founder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes as one of the 100 most influential people of 2022.   The tech entrepreneur and net zero advocate is listed among 18 people, including former Google ethical AI computer scientist Timnit Gebru, and New Zealand film director Taika Waititi, in the innovators category. Apple CEO… Read more »