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What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

7:57PM | Tuesday, 28 July 2015 |  Can’t remember the name of the two elements that scientist Marie Curie discovered? Or who won the 1945 UK general election? Ask Google.

Why every child deserves the chance to learn how to code – even if they don’t go on to become developers

7:41PM | Thursday, 9 July 2015 |  Every Australian student deserves the opportunity to learn how to code, according to CodeCamp co-founder Ben Levi.

Act quickly on STEM jobs to solve the innovation drought

5:55PM | Tuesday, 5 May 2015 |  Nearly half of current jobs are at risk from digital disruption, but shifting just 1% of workforce to STEM roles would add $57.4 billion to Australia’s GDP.

Entrepreneurialism for kids app plans to go international after receiving $50,000 Commercialisation Australia grant

12:00AM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 |  An online app-based learning program that teaches primary school students business skills and financial literacy has received a $50,000 skills and knowledge grant from Commercialisation Australia.

It’s time to get “good crazy”: Top five tips for start-ups from incoming NICTA new ventures director Andrew Stead

6:10PM | Thursday, 27 June 2013 |  Entrepreneurial dynamo Andrew Stead has been named director of new ventures for information technology research centre National ICT Australia (NICTA) and given StartupSmart his top five tips for start-ups.

Weekend start-up training coming to a city near you

6:26PM | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 |  The opportunity to build a start-up in a weekend with expert support and mentoring is back, with Startup Weekends set to take place in Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast in July, and Melbourne and Perth later this year.

Aussie humour workshop is no joke

10:20PM | Tuesday, 18 October 2011 |  Swinburne University ran a workshop to teach its international students the logic of Australian humour, highlighting the level of interest in quirkier aspects of Australian culture.

Answer some Twitter questions

5:00AM | Wednesday, 16 May 2012 |  People ask questions all the time on Twitter. If you help even one person a day, you’ll quickly get a reputation as an expert in your field.

Five industries to soar and five to fall in 2012

1:02PM | Wednesday, 4 January 2012 |  The idea of Australia having a “two speed” economy has become so entrenched that it’s easy to overlook the less visible, but yet significant, factors at play among the nation’s start-ups. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Stanford University rolls out free online start-up courses

1:20PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 |  Australian start-ups have been given the chance to gain access to some of the sharpest business minds in the US, with Stanford University offering free online courses on entrepreneurship.
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