Category Archives: Entrepreneurs Back

The Disruptors 2 : How Social Entrepreneurs Lead and Manage Disruption (ebook)

Authors: Kerrin Myres and Gus Silber Interest in the social enterprise movement by the formal business sector is growing, as social entrepreneurs often operate in highly complex and constrained environments and offer corporates and other businesses the opportunity to learn new ways of managing and leading.Meet the next crop of Disruptors: social entrepreneurs navigating the … Read more

Start before you’re ready : the young entrepreneur’s guide to extraordinary success in work and life (book)

Author: Mick Spencer In this book, Mick Spencer speaks candidly to other future business leaders whose unconventional aspirations aren’t served by conventional advice. He challenges a reader’s assumption that you need to have a university degree or financial assets to succeed. Through engrossing anecdotes, he shows readers that to ‘start before you’re ready’ means making … Read more


Entrepreneurs Mario Hasanakos and Alex Badran have revolutionised the ‘piggy bank’ with Spriggy, a banking app for families to encourage children to ‘turn pocket money into practical life lessons’. Since its launch in November 2016, Spriggy has welcomed more than 160,000 members to its Spriggy family.  The app provides children with a digital piggy bank, … Read more

Melbourne genetics startup raises $525,000 from big-name backers including Culture Amp co-founder

Genetics and health startup Eugene has secured $525,000 in funding to roll out its home genetic-testing and remote-consulting tech. Speaking to StartupSmart, Eugene co-founder and chief Kunal Kalro explained the startup’s first testing kits are designed to help prospective parents understand how likely they may be to pass genetic disorders to their children. Eugene’s testing kits … Read more

Entrepreneur revolution : how to develop your entrepreneurial mindset and start a business that works (book)

Author: Daniel Priestley A no-nonsense, implementable handbook for taking part in the Entrepreneur Revolution. We are living in revolutionary times; times with an impact as significant and far-reaching as the previous Industrial Revolution was to the Agricultural Age. Technological shifts have allowed micro-businesses to compete with large corporations. Small business can now have a global … Read more

Home-building robot company enters deal with Brickworks

The company known for building a home structure with a robot has today reached a breakthrough agreement with a subsidiary of Brickworks (ASX: BKW), with expectations for a pilot program to kick off in Western Australia. Within months of its partnership with Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) falling through, Perth-based Fastbrick Robotics (ASX: FBR) has entered a Memorandum of Understanding … Read more

‘Tipping point’: Disability support start-ups are coming of age

Australia’s carer and disability start-up space is enjoying unprecedented momentum, and AbleFinder co-founder Summer Elizabeth is ready for action. “We‘re quite confident about having 100,000 families globally using our platform, and we are the first platform like this for children with disabilities,” she says. Along with co-founder Andrius Petrosius, she has spent the past year … Read more

Get social : social media strategy and tactics for leaders (book)

Author: Michelle Carvill Business leaders’ audiences – their customers, competitors and employees alike – live and breathe social media. In our hyperconnected culture, social media is the glue that allows us to stay connected to communities, products and brands. If your customers are on social media, along with your competition, then shouldn’t you be there … Read more