Innovation statement: Great ideas can only ‘boom’ with both genders

12:07AM | Wednesday, 9 December 2015 | Angela Priestly

So will what’s outlined in this comprehensive package be enough to get the level of female involvement we really need?


How two Australian universities are fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs

12:01PM | Wednesday, 2 December 2015 | Denham Sadler

Long before startups and innovation became mainstream discussion points and political buzzwords, UNSW launched the Student Entrepreneur Development group.

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Why Facebook is rolling out four months of paid parental leave for more than 10,000 employees worldwide

11:59AM | Friday, 27 November 2015 | Broede Carmody

The announcement comes just days after founder Mark Zuckerberg announced he will be taking two months off work when his first child is born.

 | Managing people

Not even the general manager gets a desk - Fishburners’ “heartbreaking” lack of space

11:34PM | Wednesday, 25 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

“There’s nothing that keeps me awake more than the problem we have with space.”

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The surefire way to serve up a great workplace culture, according to Australia’s coolest tech company

11:14AM | Friday, 20 November 2015 | Broede Carmody

“It doesn’t need to be expensive to put your people first,” says Canva boss Melanie Perkins.

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Meet the Canberra business crowned startup of the year at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards

11:09AM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Broede Carmondy

The business hopes to tackle Australia’s low disability employment rate and change people’s perceptions of workers with a disability.

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Uber and Airbnb to face Senate grilling over “aggressive” tax minimisation practises

11:43AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | Broede Carmondy

Uber and Airbnb will take the stand at the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance today in Sydney as part of the global push to boost transparency and crack down on profit shifting.

 | Legal matters

What Mark Zuckerberg does to learn more about particular employees

11:33AM | Tuesday, 17 November 2015 | Broede Carmondy

The facebook founder wants to gain a better understanding of how his employees work.

 | Managing people

Happy to be here? Staff get a chance to say

11:56PM | Wednesday, 11 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Making sure all employees are happy should be a key concern in all startups, Bigcommerce co-founder Mitchell Harper says.

 | Managing people

“Speak up”: Ellen Pao’s message to women and minorities in tech

11:56PM | Wednesday, 11 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The former Reddit CEO says things are slowly getting better for women in Silicon Valley, but a lot more needs to be done to stamp out sexism.

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What Atlassian did when they realised they’d hired an “arsehole”

11:50PM | Thursday, 5 November 2015 | Kye White

When Scott Farquhar learned that Atlassian had hired somebody who was difficult the company co-founder had a simple response.

 | Managing people

How the Swedish Chef, Final Fantasy and football help kids get into coding

10:42PM | Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Grok Learning co-founder Nicky Ringland didn’t get the opportunity to learn coding in school.

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Do tech accelerators have a sexism problem?

10:23AM | Monday, 26 October 2015 | Maura McAdam

You only need to take a quick look at any accelerator participant list to see that women lack status, visibility and voice within these programmes

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Facebook launches initiative to help improve diversity in tech

10:27AM | Thursday, 22 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Facebook has been one of many giant tech companies to release its internal diversity figures and pledge to do better, and now it has announced an initiative aiming to tackle this issue across the entire tech world.

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Lemonade Stand Day: Policy Hack winner’s pithy plan to introduce entrepreneurship to schools

10:57PM | Monday, 19 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

An education initiative aiming to instil a culture of entrepreneurialism in young Australians has been crowned the best idea at Wyatt Roy’s inaugural Policy Hack.

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Wyatt Roy a good audience for female founder ‘rock stars’

10:14PM | Friday, 16 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Giving female founders a platform from which to be heard, and in turn inspire, is important in helping address the gender gap in tech, Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy says.

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Uber vs inspectors, it’s a win by a block-out

10:32AM | Thursday, 15 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

The Queensland government has been “thwarted” in its attempts to fine Uber drivers because its inspectors are continually being blocked from the ride-sharing app.

 | Legal matters

Some longer term policy ideas after jump-starting startup nation

10:54PM | Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

StartupAUS put forward three policy proposals to quickly boost innovation in Australia this week, but founders and investors also have ideas for longer-term changes.

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Parting is such tweet sorrow: Twitter’s new CEO Jack Dorsey to slash headcount

10:23AM | Monday, 12 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

New Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is wasting no time in his new role, with large layoffs expected this week and a halt in plans to expand the company’s headquarters.

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It's inevitable that the internet changes how we relate – what matters is how

10:11PM | Thursday, 8 October 2015 | Sally Quinn

The two key attributes the internet offers that allow people to act so differently online are anonymity and physical distance, contributing to the disinhibition effect.

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