Looking to build the link between sport and entrepreneurship and encourage opportunities for greater collaboration and research across various areas, RMIT University has partnered with the AFL’s Essendon Football Club.
AgriFutures Australia has launched an education program aimed at helping schoolchildren in rural and regional Australia learn about innovation and entrepreneurship in relation to the problems facing the agricultural sector.
How Mandeep Sodhi went from a failed business to launching HashChing, a fintech that has received more than $12 billion in home loan applications.
Barayamal, the first Australian accelerator for Indigenous entrepreneurs, has launched a partnership with coworking community Fishburners.
My feeling is that it’s the way many men in the ecosystem think about the conversations around sexual harassment, diversity, and equality in this community.
Blending networking and educational events, Triangles looks to be more of a results-oriented network that looks beyond just the tech community to also incorporate women in small business.
The NSW Government has announced $25 million in funding for the establishment of a Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, a joint venture between NSW universities and TAFE NSW.
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is heading into 2016 with a strong focus on this space, with its pre-incubator program Hatchery looking to support students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in learning the foundations of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Brad Feld recently published “Do We Need A New Word For Entrepreneur,” touching on the differences between being an ‘entrepreneur’ and the practice of ‘entrepreneurship,” as well as, what is in his opinion, cases of common misuse of this term.
Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and venture capitalist Shea Tate-Di Donna agrees now is the perfect time to be an entrepreneur, however feels resources for entrepreneurs are not equally accessible to people of all backgrounds. Her latest venture Zana aims to ‘democratise entrepreneurship’ in developed and emerging economies, so that people – regardless of their age, gender, race or sexuality – have the best chance of building successful businesses.
There has been a lot of recent discussion surrounding the role of startups, venture capital, Government, STEM education and various other elements that factor into Australia’s ability to be an effective creator of new economic and societal value. However, a large portion of the content has been fixated on certain inadequacies that currently inhibit our ability to execute innovation regularly at meaningful scale.
As manager of Student Entrepreneur Development at UNSW, I am often asked about the best way for students to learn ‘entrepreneurship.’ The answer, in my opinion, is by actually being an entrepreneur: by founding and running a startup in tandem with studying a degree, and actually encountering the same challenges, risks, and rewards as a real entrepreneur.
The timing of the current Senate Inquiry into the Australian Innovation System highlights some glaring shortcomings in Australia’s approach to and understanding of innovation. The reporting date, by July 2015, could well mean that any recommendations miss the next Australian budget.