#OSW Melbourne - Why this is the best startup event to attend in 2020!

We're very excited to be hosting Techstars Online Startup Weekend Melbourne November 6th - 8th! This is the first-ever Online Startup Weekend in Melbourne. We believe our world-class startup ecosystem is packed to the brim with creative and world-leading founders and entrepreneurs. That's why we are thrilled to offer every designer, coder,...
startupvic 19 Oct '20

Startup Victoria COVID-19 Policy

At Startup Vic, we take the safety and well-being of our team and community as our highest priority. In response to the recent updates on the risk of COVID-19, we have implemented a Coronavirus Policy. Within the Policy you will find general health and safety information; an update on our operations moving forward and a list of helpful...
startupvic 19 Mar '20

How to kick off your startup while keeping your day job

Starting your own business is never easy. I can certainly attest to that after a failed business venture I tried to get off the ground eight years ago. No one likes the feeling of failing, but just because you fail, doesn’t make you a failure. It’s what you learn from your mistakes so that you can do it better the next time around. Besides,...
Masoud 19 Oct '20

Bring back a bit of normal!

In normal times, businesses would have a vision. Resources and time would have been spent devising a set of goals along a road map to achieving this vision. In normal times, leaders would imagine stretch goals, which seemed impossible, for teams and staff to aspire to. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many of these practices. In the...
CornellTsiang 19 Oct '20

Why do companies get stuck

During this pandemic, key lessons to be learnt from prior economic crises have been proselytized by every consultant and his dog - including me.  The fundamental message, which is essentially the same, revolves around impetus and change. Such advice has been extensively discussed for over a decade. Specifically, these are to quickly...
startupvic 08 Oct '20

Scholarship Applications Now Open

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the generous contribution of our sponsors, this year we have the ability to provide three types of scholarships for people to participate at our annual Ethical Enterprise Conference on the 26th to the 28th of October 2020 which of course will be an online event. We are offering 30 scholarships to...
wpengine 02 Oct '20

Hunting for gold amongst write-downs

A common outcome emerging from earnings announcements this year has been losses arising from write-downs.  Within the US, impairment charges for the first half of 2020 have exceeded $260 bn which is almost 30% higher than the entire amount recorded in 2019.  Moreover, it is on track to exceed the highest for the past 20 years which...
CornellTsiang 30 Sep '20

Free personality report generated from your online public profiles in 5 minutes

Curious about what the words you use to communicate reveal about your personality to others in a “digital first” world? Would you like to take part anonymously in groundbreaking research and find out how others interpret your online posts and attribute personalities to you? https://link.reputationaire.com/8s5 The language you use on...
reputationaire 29 Sep '20

Pitch Night: HerStartup Showcase

We received over 60 impressive applications for the upcoming Pitch Night: HerStartup on Tuesday 29th September. Check our some of our favourite women-led startups below ✨ Acorn Games | acorngames.com.au Founder: Andrea Pitch: We create online competitive multiplayer games (e-sports) which are designed for a child’s level of...
startupvic 28 Sep '20

In praise of frugality

The news is awash with speculation about what will be the “new” normal.  Topics ranging from health to schools to the economy have not been spared.  Understandable as it’s human nature to want security. Economists are feverishly discussing a variety of potential outcomes using letters as analogies: the letter du jour is K....
CornellTsiang 23 Sep '20

Australian startups sweep inaugural Online Startup & Innovation Awards

Australia’s leaders in innovation, YBF Ventures, announce the winners of the 2020 Online Startup and Innovation Awards. Leaders from California to Paris joined the City of Melbourne’s Lord Mayor, Sally Capp; Victoria’s Innovation Minister, the Hon. Jaala Pulford; the US Consul General, Michael Kleine and YBF Ventures’ CEO, Farley...
YBF Ventures 17 Sep '20