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Entrepreneurs

11 Sep 2017

Podcast: a social and entrepreneurial mindset

David Lewis | Australian business professional and founder of The Mentor List

In the Mentor List’s latest podcast they talk to Jan Owen about unleashing the potential of young people to lead positive change in the world.

29 Aug 2017

VIDEO: for agri innovation, look to farmers

Carina Parisella & Greg Szopa | bluenotes contributors

Entrepreneur and fourth-generation farmer says growers are best-placed to offer innovative insights to the sector.

27 Jul 2017

A new way to cultivate capital for farming’s future

Sam Marwood | Co-founder at Cultivate Farms

An ag startup aims to rejuvenate Australia’s farming communities by match-making young and existing families.

09 May 2017

PODCAST: The future of work is anti-disciplinarian

David Lewis | Australian business professional and founder of The Mentor List

Work Club founder and CEO Soren Trampedach discusses the future of work – and it is essentially evolve or die.

05 May 2017

Pitch Perfect: be your own point of difference

Carina Parisella | Innovation editor

Only 3 per cent of tech firms globally are founded by females. Which doesn’t just sound wrong but in fact delivers poorer economic outcomes.

24 Apr 2017

Sorry we missed you!

Terrie Lloyd | CEO, Japan Travel KK

One of Japan's big-three parcel delivery companies, Yamato, dropped a bombshell when an "inside source" told a major daily newspaper they would gradually end their same-day deliveries for Amazon Prime customers.

31 Mar 2017

Five key habits of growing SMEs

Tania Motton | ANZ General Manager, Business Banking Australia

Small businesses are not just the lifeblood of growth in Australia and most economies, delivering true innovation and higher employment, their experiences can offer lessons for businesses of all sizes.

29 Mar 2017

VIDEO: where real leadership happens

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

The idea everyone can be a leader is a myth, ANZ director Paula Dwyer says, but that doesn’t mean leadership can’t be found at every level of an organisation.

23 Aug 2016

VIDEO: what every entrepreneur needs to understand about failure

Felicia Trewin | Head of Strategy & Business Optimisation, ANZ

It’s almost become a cliché for start-ups: fail fast. But according to venture capitalist Brad Feld, prospective entrepreneurs do need to critically reassess their understanding of failure if they are to succeed in the modern world of technology.

02 Aug 2016

The fintech revolution: slower burn or slowly burning?

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

Venture capital investment hit a record in 2015. It won’t top that in 2016. The latest EY global venture capital trends report found $US148 billion invested through 8,381 deals in 2015 – the highest venture capital (VC) activity in nearly two decades.

28 Jul 2016

INFOGRAPHIC: startups, go north

Josh Tanchel | Partner, Deloitte Private

With the ‘low-hanging technology fruit’ well picked in developed Western markets it will be harder and harder for Australian companies to get breaks in these competitive regions in the future.

12 Jul 2016

VCs: No need to be pitch perfect with your start-up

Gabrielle Mitchell | bluenotes contributor

What makes venture capitalists (VCs) see great potential in a start-up? Is there such a thing as the perfect pitch? And what does the innovation boom mean for small businesses?