Xcelerate : innovate your business model, disrupt your market, fast-hack into the future (book)

Author: Paul Broadfoot Another enterprise has entered your space. A new startup has changed the prevailing way business is done in your industry. Are you scared? You should be. Technology is shifting so rapidly that it is driving new business models, bringing with it new market innovation opportunities. The world is full of books and … Read more

WIRE’S FOUNDER DISCUSSES HER MISSION TO BRING RURAL WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS OUT OF ISOLATION

Providing female startup founders in rural, regional and remote areas with access to face-to-face and virtual capacity-building opportunities, including mentorship, will help build Australia’s entrepreneurial muscle, according to Retha Wiesner, founder of WiRE. Launched in early 2017 out of the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) – where Wiesner is Professor of HR Management –WiRE (Women in … Read more

Bold : how to go big, achieve success, and impact the world (book)

Authors: Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar … Read more

“THERE’S NO MAGIC BULLET, WE’VE JUST HAD TO DIVE IN,” SAYS THE CEO OF GLOBAL EDUTECH STARTUP GO1

Just as Spotify and Apple have transformed the way people listen to music, Brisbane-based entrepreneur Andrew Barnes envisions his edutech startup GO1 as the way forward for corporate training.   Since launching in 2015, GO1 has amassed over 500,000 users for its SaaS platform, which enables companies, across all sectors, to find, book and track staff training for the … Read more

This 24-year-old used Snapchat to launch a startup so successful, he turned down jobs at Facebook and Uber — all while fighting cancer

24-year-old Khallil Mangalji is a happy guy. He just closed a $US1.8 million round of venture funding for his two-year-old startup, Fiix, and got some good news about his health. The cancer tumour he’s been fighting for the past year while launching his startup is in retreat and the prognosis for a full recovery is good, he … Read more

STEVE BAXTER ANNOUNCED AS QUEENSLAND’S NEXT CHIEF ENTREPRENEUR

STEVE Baxter, experienced investor and judge on Shark Tank, has been announced as the new Queensland Chief Entrepreneur. Baxter will take over from Mark Sowerby in October, placing him at the helm of the $420 million Advance Queensland initiative. At the age of 23, in 1994, Baxter poured his life savings into creating internet service provider SE Net, … Read more