Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Developing Northern Australia – workforce multiplier

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Australia’s far north attracts more than 22 million domestic and international overnight visitors each year. The tourism industry contributes $1.2 billion directly into the Queensland economy – 3.7% of the state’s gross state product (GSP) and $11.6 billion to the state’s economy (7.5%).

In a strategy to help regional economies fully leverage their unique strengths, the Australian Government is focusing is injecting $220 million to Regional Jobs and Investment Packages (RJIP). Tropical north Queensland is one of 10 pilot areas that will receive funding. $20 million will go into stimulating long-term growth, diversifying the local economy and driving sustainable employment.

Other locations that’ll receive funding include Bower Basin, NSW’s north and south coasts, Wide Bay Burnett, Goulburn Valley, Geelong, Regional Tasmania, Upper Spencer Gulf and Latrobe Valley. Read More

Female founders taking their businesses global

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From women launching start-ups, to those expanding established businesses, South Australia’s female founders are increasingly taking their businesses interstate and globally. New initiatives, programs and resources are making this possible, however there are two main gaps – investment and a scaling up program that suits.

Even though there are many successful start-up stories, the topic of scaling is not often publicly talked about. In a recent Chooks SA article, members discussed the value of going into detail on how success is reached, rather than just talking about lessons learned. Read More

Start or grow your business in Gippsland & La Trobe Valley

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Victoria’s Gippsland is a region with a strong focus on food production, clean energy, health services, education and tourism. It produces one third of the state’s dairy production and 85% of its electricity (42% of Australia’s LPG). The town has a population of 270,000 people and the Government is working towards harnessing the region’s diversity to create economic opportunities.

In East Gippsland, manufacturing is the largest sector by output (16.5), with construction close behind (13.1%). Agriculture, forestry and fishing are also fundamental drivers of the economy.

In 2015, agriculture equated to $298,215 million, through crops and livestock. Tourism also attracts an enormous 1.10 million visitors per year, yielding approximately $361 million for the region. Read More

Startups tighten economic ties between Indonesia & Australia

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Taking Business to the next level – A Course for technology enabled start-up leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators #techscaleupID awardees had a front row seat to inspiring entrepreneurs, innovators and business partners across Australia.

The following examples are from #techscaleupid group in 2016.  There’s David Grice, the Managing Director of Musictec – a company dedicated to building music and tech collaborations to create innovative business opportunities worldwide. Connecting with Kuassa, a Badung-based start-up provides special effects music plugins for DJs and musicians.

Another Indonesian start-up, PayAccess, a mobile engagement and payment app for events, soccer and social clubs is also making waves. After CEO Rorian was connected with Andrew from Critik, the start-up will implement customer feedback add-ons for their mobile apps. Read More

#techscaleupID visits Queensland and Myriad Festival

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The Queensland Government is investing resources into programs, events, and opportunities to help more people start businesses – not just for Australians but also for encouraging people to move to the island continent.

#techscaleupid adds to the already-dynamic start-up community in Indonesia supported by Australia Awards.  Around 350 Short Term Awards will run each year, covering a variety of topics, strengthening links between Indonesians and Australians.  ‘Taking your business to the next level’ is a course for 25 Indonesian leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators, over 14 days in three Australian cities.

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