Yearly Archives: 2015 Back

How to Transform What You’re ‘Good at’ into a Scalable Business

“It’s commonly said that if you do what you love, you’ll never “work” a day in your life. And, while that may not be absolutely true, much can be said for transforming your passions, interests and natural (or developed) talents into a scalable business. Of course, running your own startup will take more than just passion, but … Read more

Behind Abbey Road Studios’ New Incubator For Music Tech

“The past decade has rendered the music industry unrecognizable. Digital music is king and songs are purchased (and created) in the cloud. Faster computer processing and affordable hardware allow professional recording tools to be available to all. Artificial intelligence has produced albums, scored films, and generated mood music in games. So where does a historic … Read more

Brisbane based special-effects firm taking the world by storm

“Alt.vfx is a visual effects company that has taken the advertising world by storm, continually picking up an enviable collection of industry awards. The Brisbane-based company founded by Colin Renshaw and Tekeshi Takada in 2011, was virtually formed overnight from the desire to differentiate themselves from every other post-production house in Australia.” Read more Advance Queensland 2 Dec … Read more

5 Points of Wisdom the Wright Brothers Can Offer About Leading Big Change

“Some people are so passionate and dedicated to innovation, they seem destined to change the world. Clearly, Wilbur and Orville Wright, the fathers of flight, were two such world-changers. David McCullough’s recent book, The Wright Brothers, describes how the brothers overcame setbacks, competition and naysayers — not unlike the challenges many entrepreneurs face.  With more than a … Read more

CSIRO and unis join funding forces to get projects out into the wild

“Five of Australia’s largest research organisations have pulled together $50 million in seed capital to help ideas born inside classrooms make it to market. The CSIRO and Sydney University have joined Uniseed’s founding partners the universities of Melbourne, Queensland and New South Wales, for the commercialisation fund’s third fundraising round.” Read more Mark Kearney, Startup Smart, 8 Dec … Read more

FinTech startup MoneyPlace launches $60 million strategic partnership with Auswide Bank

“Auswide Bank has entered into a partnership with peer-to-peer lending startup MoneyPlace that will see them take a 20 percent equity stake in the company and provide $60 million in funding over five years. This deal is the first time an Australian bank has invested directly into a homegrown fintech, highlighting the enormous growth of the sector … Read more

Breaking Banks : The Innovators, Rogues, and Strategists Rebooting Banking (ebook)

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Author: Brett King This book is a unique collection of interviews take from across the global Financial Services Technology (or FinTech) domain detailing the stories, case studies, start-ups, and emerging trends that will define this disruption. It features the author’s catalogued interviews with experts across the globe, focusing on the disruptive technologies, platforms and behaviors … Read more