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Three Australian growth companies named among the world’s most innovative

“Three Australian businesses have made their way onto the Forbes‘s list of the 100 Most Innovative Growth Companies – and all three made it into the top 20. Forbes’s annual list of innovative growth companies is often dominated by North American and UK businesses, however Australian companies Seek, REA Group and the local arm of Domino’s … Read more

Newly promoted Labor MP Ed Husic on why the government’s innovation agenda is in danger

“Newly promoted Labor MP Ed Husic says startups and innovation are at risk of falling off  the government’s agenda following the tight election and Malcolm Turnbull’s ministerial reshuffle. Husic, formerly a shadow parliamentary secretary assisting with startups, has been promoted to the shadow minister for employment services and workplace position as part of opposition leader Bill Shorten’s own … Read more

The innovation book : how to manage ideas and execution for outstanding results (book)

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Author: Max Mckeown The Innovation Book is your roadmap to creating powerful innovations that deliver success in a competitive world. It answers the following questions: How do you become a more innovative thinker? How do you lead and manage creative people? How can you use innovation tools to get the best results? How can you … Read more

Small business training for challenging circumstances : developing entrepreneurs in the informal sector (book)

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Author: Carol Dalglish The Informal sector accounts for a large percentage of employment in developing economies because of the lack of modern wages jobs and very high structural unemployment. If this sector is to help address the problems of poverty and unemployment, then it needs to become more productive and attitudes to its role need … Read more

US virtual reality platform TimeLooper joins Queensland’s Hot DesQ program to help strengthen its network

“US virtual reality platform TimeLooper has joined Advance Queensland’s Hot DesQ program, looking to extend its operations and network in Australia by joining program host QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (QUT CEA). CEO of QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, Anna Rooke said, “We are thrilled that TimeLooper has selected CEA as its inaugural Australian host. We are passionate … Read more

Entrepreneurship for the rest of us : how to create innovation and opportunity everywhere (book)

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Author: Paul B. Brown Today when the competition, technology, and the economy are evolving faster than ever before, organizations and the people like us who work in them need a proven approach to help us adapt-and succeed. The key, according to Paul B. Brown, is to think like an entrepreneur, no matter what your position … Read more

Profit-for-purpose startup Folo creates browser extension helping online shoppers easily donate to charity

“The Pure Foundation recently launched a new profit-for-purpose startup called Folo to generate free donations to charity when users shop online. The platform will be donating 100 percent of its own profits to a range of not-for-profit (NFP) local and global organisations. Australians spent $19.3 billion online last year, and according to NAB Retail Sales … Read more