Category Archives: Entrepreneurs Back

Shaping Social Enterprise : Understanding Institutional Context and Influence (ebook)

Author: Janelle A. Kerlin Offers the first tested framework that helps identify institutional influences affecting social enterprise. For well over a decade, scholars and practitioners have known that social enterprise looks different in different contexts but few have attempted to understand why. Kerlin’s work in this area is the first to consider the influence of … Read more

The “most important startup” to come to Melbourne: WeWork opens its doors

Global co-working giant WeWork officially opened the doors of its Melbourne offices this morning, as Victorian Minister for Innovation Phillip Dalidakis heralded it as “the most important startup” that has come to the city. WeWork’s Sydney offices opened in March earlier this year, with co-founder Miguel McKelvey telling StartupSmart at the time Sydney was always on the list for the … Read more

The subtle art of not giving a f*ck : a counterintuitive approach to living a good life (book)

Author: Mark Manson For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. Drawing on academic research and the life experience that comes from breaking the rules, Mark Manson is ready to explode that myth. The key to a good life, according to Manson, is the understanding that ‘sometimes … Read more


300 of the Gold Coast’s most talented young business people will arrive at QT Surfers Paradise for Business News Australia’s Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards 2017. Hosted by Carla Tooma, the awards are the night of nights for the Gold Coast’s young entrepreneurs. The Young Entrepreneur Awards showcase Australia’s top business leaders aged under 40, … Read more

Nicola Hazell from SheStarts: These are the women redefining what it means to be a tech entrepreneur

What do a shark-scientist, an accountant, an urban designer, a farmer and a veterinarian have in common? In this case, they’re all women. And what’s more, they’re all tech startup founders. Ask someone on the street to describe a typical tech startup founder, and chances are they’ll paint a picture of a dude wearing a … Read more

Dragontail Systems raises $8.8 million to push out pizza-monitoring smart cameras for quality assurance

Recently ASX-listed software startup Dragontail Systems has raised a further $8.8 million to up development on its new “Algo” food logistics and systems software and further roll out new quality assurance “QT” hardware, which uses machine learning and smart cameras to identify food quality issues. Dragontail develops its Algo software for the quick service restaurant … Read more

Industry association Insurtech Australia formed to support local insurance innovation

Startups, corporates and insurance industry professionals have come together to create Insurtech Australia, an insurance industry association designed to support startups and industry innovators working in the insurance sector. Created as a standalone division within fintech industry association FinTech Australia, Insurtech Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation that will seek to uphold the needs of startups … Read more