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If you’ve been working in the local startup scene you may have seen a StartRail map — a bit like a public transport map showing how and where many of Sydney and Melbourne’s startups got started. Begun as a small project for a design student intern in 2012, the StartRail map has appeared in presentations, blog posts,...
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CurrencyVue – Matthew Tyrrell  Matt’s strong background in financial services and business systems proved handy when he was faced with a growing problem that wasn’t going anywhere. He decided it was time to take on the challenge and help bring international payments further into the 21st century. Read on for more insight into where he’s come...
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ResponSight – Jeff Paine  With a rich history in startups, corporate life and even the creative world, Jeff set out to do the one thing he hadn’t done yet; be a solo founder in an accelerator program. He had been facing the same human-centered tech security challenges for over a decade and when the Disrupt@Scale...
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Therapair – Danielle McFarland & Sheree Evans Coming from a strong client engagement and startup experience background these two ladies are nothing short of impressive. They found themselves coming up against a variety of challenges on their mission to change how customers and wellness practitioners connect. Applying for the BlueChilli 156 accelerator program was one...
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“Such custodians bound the world in the four directions…standing for the limits of the hero’s present sphere, or life horizon. Beyond them is darkness, the unknown, and danger…” Joseph Campbell What gets somebody across the threshold into startup land? As we’ve outlined in the previous instalments of this series, there’s a few needed steps and...
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So where do startup ideas come from? And why do some founders seem to do better than others? Startups, tech or otherwise, ultimately come from the problems that surround people every day. Entrepreneurial thinking is about always looking for a solution that the market might be ready to buy. Tech startup founders take that to...
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Initiate48
We’re happy to say we’ve been able to rescue the youth entrepreneur hackathon Initiate 48 which unfortunately lost its venue a few days ago. At Initiate 48, senior high school and undergraduate university student attendees will pitch ideas, form teams and build businesses or social ventures with the guidance of Australia’s top entrepreneurs. On Sunday, attendees...
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hourofcode
For the week beginning 7 December, in more than 1,000 locations in Australia, and 96,000 locations around the world, people will volunteer their time, to teach tens of millions of kids, some of the fundamentals of computer science, or “coding” during Hour Of Code. Learning coding helps kids develop problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. By starting early, we...
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We live in an age when the founders of many well-known tech startups get to be household celebrities. They are invited onto news programs and late night talk shows, and heralded as role models to inspire current and future generations. Only, there’s one major issue with how tech startup founders are currently portrayed; the scary, messy ugly...
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Back in March this year we announced we’d be producing another version of the startup community map we call Startrail this year, our first since 2013. Sorry it’s been such a long project — we know startup founders, incubators, accelerators, investors and local and state governments are waiting eagerly to see it because you kept...
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