‘I like the idea of being a global citizen’: Anastasia Volkova

FluroSat team

Dr Anastasia Volkova is the CEO and Co-founder of FluroSat, an agtech business that uses drone and satellite data to inform agronomists around the world on how to maximise their crops. She has been recognised as one of the BBC’s Top 100 women globally, is on the MIT 35 under 35 list and has worked… Continue reading ‘I like the idea of being a global citizen’: Anastasia Volkova

Meet the Australian founder using drones to plant thousands of trees a day

Dr Susan Graham. Source: Supplied.

Dr Susan Graham is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Dendra Systems, an environmental restoration company founded in 2014. Based in London, Dr Graham’s known for her work across research, startups and inspiring young women in tech. She was named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for industry in Europe in 2017 and… Continue reading Meet the Australian founder using drones to plant thousands of trees a day

Applications for Indigenous Angel Investor and Entrepreneur Masterclass now open

Generation One CEO Shelley Cable announcing the program at Optus Stadium, Perth, on Wednesday | Credit: Emma Dolzadelli

Applications for Australia’s first Angel Investors and Entrepreneur Masterclass pilot program are now open. The WA Government, Generation One and Perth Angels have teamed up to fund a new pilot program to boost investment into Indigenous entrepreneurs and start-ups. Applications for the pilot program opened on the 15 October and close on the 29 October… Continue reading Applications for Indigenous Angel Investor and Entrepreneur Masterclass now open

COVID-19: Incubator funders are ‘tightening their purse strings’

INCUBATE at the University of Sydney

In the months following the onset of COVID-19, startup incubators are being asked to prove their worth to funders, or risk being discontinued.  With the Australian economy continuing to contract and greater financial pressure being put on both the private and public sector, funding to entrepreneurs seems to have taken a back seat. James Alexander,… Continue reading COVID-19: Incubator funders are ‘tightening their purse strings’

Let’s talk: Fear of starting a business

In today’s Let’s Talk we are discussing the fear that comes with starting a business with different founders who have been there and come through it. When starting entering into any new chapter, challenge or unknown territory in life, fear is a natural emotion that arises. This is particularly the case in entrepreneurship where you… Continue reading Let’s talk: Fear of starting a business

The current economic downturn will create a new wave of entrepreneurship

Steve Maarbani, CEO of VentureCrowd

Good entrepreneurs thrive amid uncertainty, and economic downturns are no exception. Some of the world’s most disruptive brands were founded during the GFC of 2009, including Uber, Airbnb, Dropbox and Slack. The current COVID-19 crisis presents another unique opportunity to create new innovations, creatively solve problems and fix issues. There are three reasons why this… Continue reading The current economic downturn will create a new wave of entrepreneurship

Why solo entrepreneurs, like me, are returning to the office

I’m a solo entrepreneur and I’ve been a WeWork member since September 2019. It’s been the best decision both professionally and personally. Everyone likes the idea of working for yourself, but few people talk about how isolating and lonely the work journey can be. This was the driver behind my decision to join a co-working… Continue reading Why solo entrepreneurs, like me, are returning to the office

How I went from a career in finance to launching a $1.7m beauty start-up

Michelle Hu is the founder of Etoile Collective

Founder Michelle Hu takes us through the how and why she dropped her successful career in finance to launch her beauty startup, Etoile Collective, which became a huge success from 100% organic growth. In late 2016, months before I was to start as a graduate at an investment bank, I launched Etoile Collective: a beauty… Continue reading How I went from a career in finance to launching a $1.7m beauty start-up

$100,000 Mentored Grant opening with Lexus and Mark Bouris partnership

Mark Bouris, entrepreneur, has partner with Lexus

Lexus has partnered with Mark Bouris to announce the new Lexus and Mentored Grant – a $100,000 grant initiative aimed to help up-and-coming entrepreneurs take control of their journey at a time when they need it most. The introduction of the new Lexus and Mentored Grant aims to target small business people with an innovative… Continue reading $100,000 Mentored Grant opening with Lexus and Mark Bouris partnership