Innovation

SMEs hold the key to developing Australia’s defence sector

SMEs hold the key to developing Australia’s defence sector

Australia’s SME ecosystem has gone from strength to strength as a result of the record $200 billion worth of investment in Australia’s defence and defence industrial capabilities ... Read More
The importance of data ethics – the philosophy of digital

The importance of data ethics – the philosophy of digital

Advances in technology have raised many challenging issues around privacy, ethics and human rights. It’s up to those in the industry to ensure a solid ethical framework for technology going ... Read More
Getting your Company Ready for Continuous Growth

Getting your Company Ready for Continuous Growth

Many entrepreneurs are surprised when they discover that their companies, like their children, require different kinds of leadership at different stages of growth ... Read More
3 important things AgTech could do better

3 important things AgTech could do better

Australia is great at doing R&D in AgTech, but falls down in commercialising R&D and turning it into a real-world products, services and next generation jobs, future-proofing the agriculture sector ... Read More
Respecting women as purchasers is key to business growth

Respecting women as purchasers is key to business growth

Women account for 85 percent of all purchases and drive 70-80 percent of all consumer spending, so why are most products designed for me, and why aren’t more women involved ... Read More
How insurtech startups are transforming insurance

How insurtech startups are transforming insurance

Leading insurance firms of the future will be those who successfully partner with insurtechs to realise their digital transformation strategy ... Read More
5 lesser-known future predictions

5 lesser-known future predictions

We've all heard of Big Data, IoT, AI, automation and self-driving cars - here are five different future predictions that may have slipped under your radar ... Read More
How startups can navigate FX risk

How startups can navigate FX risk

The recent spate of global trade wars has significantly increased volatility in currency markets. As a result, businesses need to be aware of risk associated with price movements, and how ... Read More
How to successfully embark on a DevOps journey

How to successfully embark on a DevOps journey

DevOps combines collaboration and transparency to speed development, implementation and innovation throughout an organisation. How can we use technology to drive and support DevOps? ... Read More
5 keys to success with Artificial Intelligence in 2019

5 keys to success with Artificial Intelligence in 2019

Over eighty percent of Fortune 500 CEOs say AI is very important to their organisation’s future. But how can your business harness the benefits? ... Read More
Why founders must lead the way in mental health

Why founders must lead the way in mental health

Research published by Harvard Business School found that 65 percent of startups that fail do so due to ineffective management from the founders, not product or marketing problems ... Read More
The Many Ways to Raise Funding for Your Startup

The Many Ways to Raise Funding for Your Startup

When it comes to raising external money, most people consider venture capital or angel investors. Look towards government grants as well ... Read More
4 tips on how to use intermediaries to raise funds

4 tips on how to use intermediaries to raise funds

Most companies grow by re-investing profits, but sometimes the gains can't support the magnitude of the investment needed to expand rapidly ... Read More
International students: a gateway to Asia

International students: a gateway to Asia

Australia’s 620,000 international student population offers a massive opportunity for forward-thinking fintechs. There are major learnings to be made about how to engage with these customers, who come from some ... Read More
From startup to scaleup: how to navigate rapid growth

From startup to scaleup: how to navigate rapid growth

When you first start a business, your job is to breathe life into your idea. But once you figure out the product-market fit, your focus needs to change from survival ... Read More
How to grow an edtech business

How to grow an edtech business

Despite rapid growth in international education, financially managing a business that supports such a high volume of geographically diverse customers can be challenging from a financial standpoint ... Read More
6 steps to securing grant funding

6 steps to securing grant funding

Funding grants play a vital role in building the startup ecosystem. Beyond cash, the right grant has the ability to connect you to strong networks and industry knowledge ... Read More
Tech-led reform should be keeping the Big Four bank bosses awake at night

Tech-led reform should be keeping the Big Four bank bosses awake at night

Australia's big four banks are under increasing scrutiny from regulators and customers, and risk falling behind some of their global peers in the innovation stakes if they don't act fast ... Read More
How to prepare your startup for growth

How to prepare your startup for growth

Riding a roller coaster isn’t dissimilar to creating a startup. The journey can be filled with moments of fear and excitement, but knowing how to be strategic and plan for ... Read More
Why innovation is key to maintaining our export market share

Why innovation is key to maintaining our export market share

Australia’s agricultural sector risks losing out to global competitors unless it understands its competitor isn’t its neighbour, but the rest of the world ... Read More
Lessons learned from running an international accelerator program in Australia

Lessons learned from running an international accelerator program in Australia

Running Techstars Adelaide, the first accelerator for Techstars in Asia Pacific, has been an incredible learning experience and introduction to the Australian startup ecosystem ... Read More
How to go from startup idea to execution

How to go from startup idea to execution

A lot of people are in the boat of “I have this great idea, I’ll get someone else to do the legwork, and I’ll make all the money. I’ll just ... Read More
How to put the 'M' back in 'SME'

How to put the ‘M’ back in ‘SME’

The 'start-up boom' might grab the headlines, but it masks the problem of a declining number of medium-sized companies in Australia. The number of companies with 20 to 199 employees has fallen ... Read More
What to know about raising capital

What to know about raising capital

How a startup can approach raising capital and find the right investors, avoiding the sharks out there ... Read More
What I wish I had known as a first-time founder

What I wish I had known as a first-time founder

The entrepreneurial journey is not for the faint-hearted. In fact, 90 percent of startups fail. This means all the success stories we hear or read about fall within the elite ... Read More
startup mistakes

5 avoidable mistakes startup founders make

We’ve all seen the grim statistics: more than 90 percent of startups fail. It’s widely acknowledged that many of these failures are caused by “rookie mistakes”. Yet, having worked with ... Read More
Chatbots: Opportunity and threat

Chatbots: Opportunity and threat

In the first six months after Facebook introduced a bot API for Messenger, around 34,000 chatbots were created. They’re being used for a range of purposes, from engaging at the pre-sales point ... Read More
Beware the adviser offering fundraising help to your start-up

Beware the adviser offering fundraising help to your start-up

Starting your own company is all the rage and that's to be celebrated, but here's a stern warning to all those pursuing this dream - there's a certain type of individual you ... Read More
Entrepreneurial success is impossible without creativity: 'zig when others zag' and more tips

Entrepreneurial success is impossible without creativity: ‘zig when others zag’ and more tips

When it comes to building businesses, coming up with an idea is only half the battle. It is, however, a necessary key ingredient. Creativity is essential to entrepreneurship – so ... Read More
Steve Baxter saved his first start-up $700k by networking interstate

Steve Baxter saved his first start-up $700k by networking interstate

Networking is essential to help you and your business grow. It is not a process whereby you give up or try to get somebody else to give up their crown ... Read More
Why the Australian startup system must foster a global mindset

Why the Australian startup system must foster a global mindset

One of the big advantages for Australia in maintaining a global outlook is its ability to attract talent from all over the world to work here. In recent years Australia ... Read More
funding

What startups should ask themselves before going out to raise funding

Far too many startups approach their fundraising round in panic mode. They’re not ready, their businesses are not ready, and they don’t really know what they need. As a result, ... Read More