Innovation is the flavour of the month

From hackathons to startup weekends, innovation announcements and big precincts, it's been a great week in Melbourne for entrepreneurial culture Those of you who were lucky enough to be at Inspire9 on Friday morning would have seen Philip Dalidakis (the Minister for Innovation and Small Business) and heard his $60million LaunchVic startup announcement. Along with … Continue reading Innovation is the flavour of the month

Melbourne’s the place to be – startups, hackathons and tonnes of tech

Over the last two weeks Melbourne has seen the Unearthed hackathon as well as the Future Assembly Tech Expo. It's a city bursting with startup culture! Following success in Perth, the team from Unearthed bought their people to Melbourne for one of Australia's only resource focused hackathon. By bringing together devs, designers and industry professionals, some amazing … Continue reading Melbourne’s the place to be – startups, hackathons and tonnes of tech

Sunshine, Students and Speeches; CompCon2015 has it all

CompCon2015 kicked off last weekend at the University of Queensland After running from CodeBrew to VT League, jumping on a plane, playing UniGames, staying up all night and catching a train to Brisbane, I found myself at Queensland Uni for the National Computing Students Conference. Did I mention I was MCing this conference? Before I dive into … Continue reading Sunshine, Students and Speeches; CompCon2015 has it all

Hacking up a storm – CodeBrew2015

Last weekend, before having to fly off to UniGames, I headed down to York Butter Factory for yet another hackathon - Melbourne Uni's CISSA ran their first ever solo hackathon! It kicked off with a Design Thinking workshop from the Wade Institute. Michael Vitale spoke about how hackathons bring people together to solve real world problems. … Continue reading Hacking up a storm – CodeBrew2015

The Hat-trick of Masterclasses

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