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From the vaults: Lisa Messenger on how to persevere past failures in the start up industry and make a difference

- March 18, 2022 3 MIN READ

Lisa Messenger is a household name, and her start up journey to success has inspired many. Messenger’s career trajectory has not been simple, but she’s persevered and now has an encyclopaedia worth of experience and achievements. Cec Busby engages in a riveting interview with Lisa, talking about the success and failures of her startup business,… Read more »


Who do you really need in your startup dream team?

- March 2, 2020 2 MIN READ

There are many traps when setting up your own startup dream team. Entrepreneurs want to share the excitement with friends and like-minded people. But mixing friends and business can get messy, writes Alan Manly, author of The Unlikely Entrepreneur. Those like-minded people won’t challenge you. Similar personalities are also often budding entrepreneurs. They want training… Read more »


Stone & Chalk celebrates Adelaide launch with investment milestone

- December 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

Leading Australasian not-for-profit Stone & Chalk has officially launched its South Australian co-working space in Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen innovation neighbourhood. The tech startup hub is already home to 130 entrepreneurs from 30 startups and aims to become South Australia’s home of innovation. Stone & Chalk also has offices in Sydney and Melbourne. It is among a… Read more »


10 ways to find the best investor for your startup

- June 5, 2019 4 MIN READ

Do you have a great idea for a product? Does it solve an important problem for a large number of people? Are you passionate about solving this problem? Do you have a great founding team that is perfectly suited to get the job done? Great! But there is a problem. You don’t have the money and additional resources to… Read more »


How an Aussie invention is fighting the war on waste

- April 23, 2019 3 MIN READ

Australia’s love affair with coffee is well known. More than one in four (27 per cent) Australians indicate they cannot survive the day without it[1]. The Australian café and coffee shop industry is estimated to be worth $9.8 billion[2]. Vittoria Food and Beverage alone sells approximately 2 million cups per day in Australia[3]. With this… Read more »


VIC Premier names new ministers for innovation and small business

- November 30, 2018 2 MIN READ

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced two new ministers to his cabinet following former Innovation Minister Philip Dalidakis stepping aside to make way for more women in the cabinet. The move follows the Labor party’s crushing victory at Saturday’s state election, which returned the Andrews’ government for another term. As Minister for Trade and Investment, Minister… Read more »


LaunchVic pledges 2.3 million to fund startup investor course

- August 8, 2018 2 MIN READ

Government startup agency LaunchVic has just announced a $2.35m investment to create the next generation of startup angel and venture capital investors in Victoria. As part of the new deal, LaunchVic will fund the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship to deliver one of Australia’s first university-affiliated startup investor course, delivered by world-class VC experts and practitioners. The ground-breaking… Read more »


Jar Aerospace win the top honour at the Cisco Start Challenge

- July 6, 2018 4 MIN READ

Tech startup Jar Aerospace has walked away with the top gong at the Cisco Start Challenge pitch competition. The newly formed company, whose focus is on developing and manufacturing purpose-built Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (AKA drones), scored $40,000 worth of digital transformation for their business. Speaking to Kochie’s Business Builders (KBB) following the pitch comp, Samuel… Read more »