What is it about Melbourne that makes it so awesome? It's hot and it's cold, up and down, the weather is never the same two days in a row, and the debate over who's footy team is the best can usually be heard at every pub. But whatever your thing, we all love Melbourne. It's … Continue reading Why Melbourne?
Melbourne has a rich culture surrounding our very popular caffeinated drinks. The city also has a vibrant startup community... are the two related? Since it’s the Christmas/New Year/Holiday season, it’s a little light on with events and hackathons. Luckily for me it means I get a bit of a break, and a chance to write … Continue reading It’s all about the coffee
IBM's SmartCamp Melbourne bought together a wealth of young talent to pitch their ideas and learn from the best The startup scene has grown significantly in Australia and in particular, Melbourne. IBM's SmartCamp allowed participants to apply and be selected for what was essentially a boot camp for entrepreneurs. Five teams were chosen to attend who pitched in … Continue reading Startup Journey
It was a triple treat last week with three Masterclasses in a row Last Monday was the first ever University of Melbourne Compass Masterclass on Innovative Solutions to Poverty. Elliot Costello, the co-founder and CEO of YGAP gave some inspiring stories about his startup journey in the social entrepreneurial space. One of the things that really … Continue reading The Hat-trick of Masterclasses
You've got an idea, so now what? Last night, MAP finished it's second night of the first stage of 2015 Velocity series. Startup Velocity is aimed at helping people get their idea off the ground and into business. Attendees were in various stages; some simply came to learn about entrepreneurial endeavours, others just had an idea … Continue reading Startup Velocity – how to startup