Tag: Innovation Statement

Hacking Panacea – Re-designing Hackathons

It’s no secret that I am a hackathon evangelist. Since attending my first hackathon, GovHack, in 2014 I have been fascinated by the adrenalin rush and have followed the holy grail of hacks for 18 months. As my friend, Nicole Williamson , says – I’ve ‘drunk the kool-aid’. It seems to me that I’m not alone,…

Innovation Nation here we come

Twas just like the night before Christmas with the startup, entrepreneur and innovation ecosystem eagerly awaiting the Turnbull Government’s #InnovationStatement released today at 12.30pm AEST. We put out the cookies and milk, and we cleared the chimney of our battered expectations as we awaited the news that its our time for the Innovation Nation to…

StartUps and the Innovation Nation

Tomorrow Malcolm Turnbull’s long awaited Innovation Statement is released with  huge promise, it is expected to cover five areas unlocking capital, access to Asia, greater collaboration across public and private sectors, growing the talent pool and government as exemplar in leading innovation culture. I am hopeful and a little optimistic that the statement encompasses definitive…