ORIGIN TEAMS WITH PERTH STARTUP POWER LEDGER TO TRIAL PEER-TO-PEER ENERGY TRADING PLATFORM

Major energy retailer Origin has entered an agreement with Perth-based energy trading startup Power Ledger to explore the ability for consumers to buy and sell energy to and from their neighbours.    The agreement will see Power Ledger’s blockchain-powered peer-to-peer energy trading platform undergo a three-month technical trial, commencing next month. Historical and anonymised Origin … Read more

Myriad festival to fly entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Qld … SparkLabs launches food and agtech accelerator … ASIC releases guidelines for crowdsourced equity funding

The Queensland State Government has partnered with Qantas to bring a jet full of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to Queensland as part of the tech and startup-focused Myriad festival, the Courier Mail reports. More than 200 executives and venture capitalists from Silicon Valley are expected to be on the 747 aircraft, which will bring talent to next year’s Myriad festival … Read more

The 8 Steps to Strategic Success : Unleashing the Power of Engagement (ebook)

Authors: Gerben van den Berg, Paul Pietersma All organizations recognise the importance of strategy creation and execution: strategy is the process of developing the corporate future. Unfortunately, it often doesn’t generate the required results. This book presents a new 8-step process for creating a strategy that really delivers. For each step, the book describes the … Read more

This $48 Million Luggage Company Has Big Plans for Your Next Trip

These two former Warby Parker execs want to sell you way more than your next piece of luggage. When Jen Rubio first posed the idea of launching Away, a direct-to-consumer luggage company, to Steph Korey, she didn’t need much persuading. Korey was in the throes of penning her graduate business school dissertation on the hallmarks of success … Read more

INSTAGRAM GIVES VERGE GIRL SISTERS A BOOST TO TAKE FASHION WORLD BY STORM

When sister duo Daniella Dionyssiou and Natalia Suesskow opened their Brisbane-based clothing boutique Verge Girl in 2007, they didn’t expect in just 10 years’ time their brand would be a heavy hitting e-commerce and fashion influencer. The style savvy siblings studied fashion design together at the ages of 16 and 18, later noticing a gap … Read more

Mackay – Indigenous Languages Recording Workshop

The recent workshop was the next step in the Mackay region language revival journey. Since the first Information gathering workshop in 2015 Mackay Regional Council Libraries, Norell Binsiar, State Library and members of the Yuwibara people have been busy compiling a dictionary using the Miromaa Language Software program. The outcome of the latest workshop is … Read more

Monetizing your data : a guide to turning data into profit driving strategies and solutions (book)

Authors: Andrew Wells and Kathy Chiang Organizations are swamped with data—collected from web traffic, point of sale systems, enterprise resource planning systems, and more, but what to do with it? This book provides a framework and path for business managers to convert ever-increasing volumes of data into revenue generating actions through three disciplines: decision architecture, … Read more