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“BEFORE US, ESPORT CONTENT PROVIDERS OPERATED OUT OF COLLEGE DORM ROOMS,” SAYS GAMURS CEO

Esports, also known as competitive video gaming, is – in the words of GAMURS co-founder and CEO Riad Chikhani – a “ridiculously big industry… still in its infancy”. Worldwide, there are 191 million esports enthusiasts plus another 194 million occasional viewers… and it’s forecast that by 2020, this combined audience will have risen 53% [1]. … Read more

FILMMAKER PROVES IT’S CRUCIAL TO HAVE A ‘BUSINESS BRAIN’ IN ANY INDUSTRY

BEING a little business-minded goes a long way in any career, and Australian filmmaker Scott Corfield is proving it firsthand. Corfield’s most recent production Don’t Tell, which premiered internationally in May, featured Australian cinema heavyweights including Jack Thompson and Rachel Griffiths who helped tell the true story of a sexual abuse survivor from Toowoomba. Corfield … Read more

Refugees are helping others in their situation as social entrepreneurs

“While on the run from war, persecution and natural disasters, refugees are actually helping others in their situation. They are creating organisations and enterprises that train and offer jobs to fellow refugees, giving them a fresh start. And its these enterprises that are also helping countries to overcome some of the challenges of economic and … Read more

How UberEats is changing the way we eat and how restaurants run

Try to find a Flip City burger store and you’ll struggle. The popular UberEats delivery option only exists on the app. It’s the creation of Dani Zeini, the owner of burger stores Royal Stacks, Dandenong Pavilion, Grand Trailer Park Taverna and Truck Stop Deluxe which turn over $5 million a year between them. Zeini’s tailored what’s on offer specifically … Read more

Brisbane’s Hydric Media works with brands to create apps for music discovery

Testament to the increasing popularity of streaming music, Spotify today announced that it breached the 140 million active user mark, with 48 million of those signing up for the platform’s paid service. To allow other businesses to pivot off this success, the company released its own API toolkit, offering a helping hand to startups such … Read more

BON VOYAGE: WHY BOUTIQ’S FOUNDER HAS LITTLE CHOICE BUT TO RELOCATE HIS START-UP OFFSHORE

With the abolishment of 457 visas, a much-talked-about concern amongst start-ups has been that it will be harder to secure skilled labour, especially as large, international competitors continue to lure local talent with competitive salary packages. What has received less attention is the fact that the reforms will make it difficult for some entrepreneurs, such … Read more

Ipswich digital hub wins council national award

“Ipswich has been recognised as a national leader in innovation for its work to establish startup hub Fire Station 101. Ipswich City Council took out the Innovative Management Initiative Award at the Local Government Professionals Australia National Congress event held in Hobart overnight. It follows the council winning the Queensland award for innovation earlier this year. Mayor … Read more

21st Century Corporate Citizenship : A Practical Guide to Delivering Value to Society and your Business (ebook)

Authors: Dave Stangis and Katherine Valvoda Smith A practical guide to building a successful business in the modern day. It is a book about leveraging all the tools, trends and assets at the disposal of business to drive bottom-line results, value chain resiliency, productivity, innovation, long-term shareowner value, and benefit for the community. This is … Read more