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I’ve been to a lot of conferences but there’s something electric about being in a room with a hundred people focused on collaboration, community and culture all rolled under the banner of coworking. I attended the Global Coworking Unconference Conference, in Melbourne on the 25 August on behalf of the […]

Bright Future for Coworking: Reflections from GCUCAU


Lee Reid, one of the innovators presenting at IMPACT7 event in Melbourne August 2017
Why did a brain surgeon, an engineer and a materials scientist visit an old meat marketplace in chilly Melbourne? To share how they’re making their impact in the world and to seek help doing it, of course. IMPACT7 was one of those events where—held in Melbourne’s Meat Market as a […]

From ocean to operating table: Three minutes with innovators from ...


A post inspired by an event at Startnest Crows Nest in 2015. “There is no place for shrinking violets in the reputation economy.” That’s according to Neryl East, an experienced public relations (PR) professional, who spoke to the enthusiastic crowd of entrepreneurs on Sydney’s North Shore. Reputation is many things: the collective […]

Opportunities for startups in the reputation economy




The word “innovation” is now seen everywhere. What does it mean? According to the OECD, in their Oslo Manual, innovation is defined as “the implementation of a new or significantly improved product (good or service), or process, a new marketing method, or a new organisational method in business practices, workplace […]

Innovation in Australia, what does it mean?