The New Ecosystem Metrics We might be turning a corner. There is no doubt we are at least 15 years into a macro wave that is seeing internet enabled businesses disrupt industry after industry globally. Many are cooked before they even realise it. But personally I think there are a few less obvious local Australian […]Read more "Seven Startup Ecosystem Leading Indicators Are Booming"
Opinion Piece by StartSoc Founder Pete Cooper ‘The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who can not learn, unlearn and relearn.’ – Alvin Tofler. Humans learn and create value for themselves and society in weirdly diverse ways. Learning usually doesn’t actually require lots of money. […]Read more "Peer Learning with Shoulders not Precincts"
A massive new co-working space is coming to Melbourne called Dream Factory, the tech startup space is being setup in Footscray by Geoff Gourley’s Impact Investment Group with a rumoured $14m investment. Read the pre-launch announcement on Startup Smart http://www.startupsmart.com.au/advice/growth/new-14-million-co-working-space-set-to-open-in-melbourne/ Make an expression of interest http://dreamfactory.org.auRead more "Mega New Melbourne Coworking Space"
Do you know someone in our community that is making a difference? Nominate them for an Advance Award in 2016 nominations close late April.Read more "Advance Awards call for nominations 2016"
For a country that prides itself on fairness the proposed tax benefits for investors in startups are surprisingly unfair. Unless you are a professional investor with $2.5m in assets or more you can’t qualify for these new tax reductions for innovation investments [introduced to Australian parliament March 18, 2017] . The operative words here are obviously […]Read more "The Great Divide – Rich get fat tax benefits others are denied?"
StartSoc is closing our iCentralCo coworking space at 234 Sussex due to the building being bulldozed and redeveloped by our landlord. All our other products (current and work-in-progress) will continue as usual but we need to sell all the furniture – so make an offer HERE – ASAP and we are giving extra special deals to […]Read more "Furniture For Startups – Fire Sale"
This week is our best ever. Three world class Australians leading their fields. Feb 2: Ric Richardson Inventor & Mentor with many many patents and successes Feb 3: Jo Burston Inspiring Leader & Serial Entrepreneur with a string of businesses Feb 10: Dain Hedgepeth Gamer & Skater App Founder with 30m Sessions and counting Grab […]Read more "Three World Class Speakers in One Week – FEB 2016"
Inspirational Australian entrepreneur and community leader Jo Burston is coming to speak at The Start Society this week. Jo Burston is a rare and remarkable women by any measure. I have lost count of how many businesses Jo has created but think it is about eight (at least). Her most recent success is the global movement […]Read more "Jo Burston Famous Entrepreneur at StartSoc"
World famous Australian inventor, serial innovator and holder of many many patents, it is hard to find the right words to describe Ric Richardson. Some people call Ric Richardson the $300m man after his successful lawsuit against a multinational for using his Uniloc software license security intellectual property. Other people call Ric a mentor for his […]Read more "Ric Richardson Inventor at StartSoc"
Wow this is a RARE opportunity to meet and talk to a home grown global success story. The Start Society is pleased to announce our first major gaming vertical speaker of the year. A one of kind software developer with over 50 million sessions clocked up and that is just on his most recent game. […]Read more "Skate App Founder At StartSoc"
Your mission should you chose to accept it is – innovate – like your life depends on it.Read more "The Thin Emerald Line of Innovation"
Time to celebrate!Read more "End Of Year Party 2015 at StartSoc"
It Is Time for a National Summit About this Tech Startup Ecosystem Opportunity. Our industry is in flames, lets fix it in 2015. We have had a few positive wins in the tech startup ecosystem in recent weeks and actually pretty consistently in the last 3-5 years but lets get back to basics for a […]Read more "All Levels Of Government Are Failing Tech Startups in Australia"
Want to make the world a better place? Most of us do but have limited opportunities to do so in an empowered group using startup technology and techniques that have real leverage. With an awesome team of devoted social impact entrepreneurs led by Marc Englaro, Startup Social in conjunction with The Start Society is running […]Read more "Social Impact Startups at iCentral 26th Aug 2015"
The Start Society is excited to announce new pricing plans, additional member benefits and new improved features for iCentral community coworking spaces right in the heart of the city.Read more "New Pricing Plans"
Light plans for entrepreneurs making the transition to full-time or investors, mentors and enablers looking to get slower to their startups.Read more "Light Memberships at iCentral.Co"
We are excited to announce iCentral.Co is now unofficially open at 234 Sussex St Sydney and our first members have moved in. Some awesome designer and recycled furniture has been moved in (loads and loads of stuff) and most of the charter members have now subscribed. We will continue to improve the space over time, […]Read more "iCentral is Open"
Lots of pictures from inside the icentral.co space planned for 234 SussexRead more "New iCentral.co Community 234 Sussex"