Being An Intrapreneur

What Is It? Not all entrepreneurs have startups, sometimes they are still deciding what they want to do or decide if they are prepared to accept the associated challenges to their work life balance, income, use of capital and other risks. An Intrapreneur is any person displaying entrepreneurial characteristics while still being employed by a […]


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History of The Secretariat Yangon

One Building Represents Both Past and Future Preserving Yangon’s cultural past and cultivating Myanmar’s creative future. The Secretariat occupies approximately 16 acres in the South of Yangon, and was designed by British architect Henry Hoyne-Fox (1855-1905) as the epicentre of Rangoon (present day Yangon) the first South-East Asian garden city. Work started in 1890 on […]

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New iCentral Space at St Leonards

Heaps of Tech Founders. Best value for money in Sydney. We are in the final stages of committing to a large space next door to St Leonards railway station. 657 Pacific Highway St Leonards (previously 100 Christie Street) exclusively for tech startup founders and their enablers (educators, investors, mentors and advisors). Come for the great […]

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2017 Tech IPO Pipeline Report

Another great summary from CB Insights to help understand the initial public offering market for the year ahead in technology. Most companies first raised five years prior. Only twelve were unicorns ($1Bn+) this year vs forty the year prior in 2015. Read the full 2017 IPO pipeline report here. You may also like – The […]

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Startup Ecosystem Maturity

What Is Your Ecosystem Maturity Level? Where there are startups, there is also startup communities and a startup ecosystem. However startup ecosystems vary a lot in clarity, visibility, size and and their maturity level. When it comes to startup ecosystem development, the clarity and the maturity levels matter the most. Clarity is about how clear […]

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Hyper Connected

We can’t be the biggest but we can be the best connected.

— Pete Cooper 2009 on the Australia and South East Asian Tech Startup Ecosystem

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Why Australia?

People often ask – Why choose Australia as a base for business or as a home? Why choose a country so far from everywhere with such a tiny population (of people) and so many ways to get killed by the native wildlife? Why create a startup or build a life where white pointer sharks, killer […]

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Unlocking Startups

Time to open the gate, and let our innovative tech startups be free to grab this huge global opportunity. Lots of good news and optimism in the last six months. Even some great talent focusing on this global opportunity around tech startups with global products. But the reality is the local ecosystem is still moving […]

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Mega New Melbourne Coworking Space

A massive new co-working space is coming to Melbourne called Dream Factory, the tech startup space is being setup in Footscray by Geoff Gourley’s Impact Investment Group with a rumoured $14m investment. Read the pre-launch announcement on Startup Smart Make an expression of interest

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