Category Archives: Innovation Back

Disrupt : 100 lessons in business innovation (book)

Author: James Bidwell Compiled by Springwise, the global innovation discovery engine, Disrupt! explains and highlights the best, most disruptive and most useful innovation ideas of the 21st Century, and shows which themes underpin their success and which ideas can best be used to drive creativity in your workplace, office or industry. This attractively designed book … Read more

The Greenhouse Approach : Cultivating Deliberate Innovation in Organizations (ebook)

Author: Chitra Anand To succeed, modern businesses need to foster the creativity of their staff; they need to provide an environment that promotes constant innovation. Intrapreneurship, which harnesses the entrepreneurial drive within an existing organization to foster new ideas and creative thinking, gives companies the problem-solving edge to succeed in an ever-changing world. To stay … Read more

Draw to win : a crash course on how to lead, sell, and innovate with your visual mind (book)

Author: Dan Roam Thirty-two thousand years ago, your many-times-great-grandparents Oog and Aag drew pictures on the wall of a cave. They had an innate need to communicate, but no written language. So they found an easy and natural way to share their thoughts and stories. Today, after so many years when speaking and writing dominated, … Read more

The AI advantage : how to put the artificial intelligence revolution to work (book)

Author: Thomas H. Davenport In The AI Advantage, Thomas Davenport offers a guide to using artificial intelligence in business. He describes what technologies are available and how companies can use them for business benefits and competitive advantage. He cuts through the hype of the AI craze—remember when it seemed plausible that IBM’s Watson could cure … Read more

TOP10 DYNAMIC ENTREPRENEUR: ANNA WRIGHT, CO-FOUNDER, BINDIMAPS

Anna Wright’s BindiMaps mobile app has unlocked a whole new world for people with vision impairment by removing the barriers to mobility. BindiMaps transforms the way people with vision impairment navigate complex indoor spaces.  The mobile app employs Bluetooth technology to locate a network of Bluetooth beacons combined with mapping and a route-guidance system to … Read more

Fintech OpenSparkz scores $1.5 million in over-subscribed round to tidy up the loyalty-card space

Rewards startup OpenSparkz has secured $1.5 million in an over-subscribed second seed-funding round, despite being pre-revenue. Founded two years ago by chief executive Terry McMullen and co-founders Ian McKenzie, Debra Taylor and Nigel Lovell, OpenSparkz is a Platform-as-a-Service startup allowing consumers to consolidate multiple loyalty and points programs into one. The investment was led by … Read more

Sydney startup secures grant to develop adorable robot helping sick kids at home

Sydney medtech startup Ikkiworks has secured a $25,000 Minimum Viable Product grant from the New South Wales government, to develop and refine its robot companion for seriously ill children. The ikki robot monitors vital signs and medication for kids while they’re at home, rather than in the hospital. It can alert families when medication is due, if … Read more

Legaltech Josef partners with fellow startup Luna to bring lawyer-bot to the ecosystem

Melbourne legaltech startup Josef is working with fellow Aussie startup Luna to help out even more startups by demystifying the complexities of the fundraising process. Luna, formerly #CorporateAdvice, has launched the Luna Investment Hub, a platform offering information and advice designed to help startups secure investment in Australia, in partnership with Startup Victoria. The startup has brought … 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