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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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If we needed any further confirmation that Australian industry has been swept up in the innovation wave, last week’s NSW iAwards were it. The digital awards program hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association has been running for 22 years, with the aim of recognising and rewarding the ICT innovations that have the potential to,...
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You might think you understand that the startup world is different than the ordinary world, but there’s some parts you can learn and others you just have to experience. This time we’ll be talking about the ‘Belly of the Whale’ moment of this journey. That’s the first time you realise you’re really doing this and...
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Do you like things like antibiotics, diagnostic blood tests and at home thermometers? I sure do! It’s easy to take modern medical marvels like these for granted but we shouldn’t.While medicine and health care in the modern day has for (most) people come leaps and bounds in the past few decades, we haven’t come far...
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When innovators can work with clinical researchers, it can. At the heart of next stage of health tech innovation is this quote from Anita Petris, Manager of the Bytes4Health program at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI): “Many tech startups are trying to disrupt healthcare from the outside. There is a risk of developing technology that...
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Today we announced the SheStarts program – a startup program designed to fund 10 ambitious female entrepreneurs who are launching technology startups in 2016. But let’s start the day where it begins: champagne breakfast! This morning we had the pleasure of hosting 150 women entrepreneurs from Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine for a champagne breakfast to celebrate International...
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  It’s become common vernacular that millenials value experiences more than possessions. Surveys have reported that over 70% of Gen Y and Millennials plan to increase their spending on experiences, stating that their experiences make them feel more connected to their communities, other people, and the world.   Last week we were lucky to interview a new...
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Anyone who has ever run a small business to medium business will tell you that there is no shortage of problems to drown in. You are one of the two little mice in the bucket of cream and every once in a while you wonder if you are going around in circles because you’re churning butter or...
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agritech in the field
When we chose to focus on agribusiness for this round of the Westpac Innovation Challenge, I admit I was a touch nervous. We’ve been sticking seeds in the dirt and collecting animals in our communities for centuries without deviating too far from the original methods. Sure, the opportunity for innovation in agribusiness is huge —...
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$230 billion. That’s the annual value of the agribusiness industry in Australia. Did you know that it’s actually bigger than the mining industry? So wouldn’t it surprise you then that we don’t hear much about startups applying new technologies in this sector? Is it because entrepreneurs don’t want to get their hands dirty (pun intended) or could...
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