Disruptive Innovation Summit – Thrive or die in industry 4.0 – it’s that simple

Disruptive Innovation 2019 explores how leading brands have disrupted, how innovators have increased their edge, and why companies need to rethink how they deliver their services. Featuring international speakers not found anywhere else in Australia – this is THE innovation event of the year. Don’t get left behind. Develop the strategic vision needed today, to…

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Social Innovation Hope in the Face of Government Inaction

The federal government’s failure to implement an effective national innovation agenda will hold us back, but there’s still hope. There’s been a litany of innovation failures since the federal government botched its embarrassing $20 million ideas boom ads campaign, which left Australians worried about future job losses. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has since dropped the…

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Start-up Accelerator Unboxes Latest Innovations for Wellbeing

Wellbeing accelerator, Unboxd, has welcomed three social-impact start-ups and scale-ups into its innovation lab. New Horizons has selected a group of three startups for the second cohort of its Unboxd accelerator program.   Kicking off in April, the ten-week program will assist successful startups to rapidly prototype, model, test and validate their products and services.…

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Refugee Entrepreneur Pitch Night & Demo Day on 15 March 2019 – Catalysr x Fishburners

Watch Me Speaking About How Entrepreneurs Today Need To Be Investing In Humanity. Catalysr is an award-winning pre-accelerator for early stage startups. We run intensive entrepreneurship programs for high-performing migrant and refugee entrepreneurs – aka Migrapreneurs – who want to find success in Australia by building their own tech startup. Catalysr is a place for…

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Startups Australia Series 7 Episode 2 – News Special

We’re joined by ‘Rescue Mike’ Nicholls and Anne-Marie Elias, discussing the big stories for startups: the Access Act, Startup Muster funding, Shoes of Prey collapsing – and paying yourself enough as a founder! Big thanks to TWISTA sponsors Pitney Bowes and Mobile Experience — their support makes our podcast possible!   https://twistartupsaus.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/TWISTA-S07E02-News-Special.mp3  

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Disrupt Podcast with Chief Disrupter, Anne-Marie Elias

With a career spanning 30 years spent working in strategic roles within Ministerial, Government and NGOs, leading projects, driving innovation and performance, Anne-Marie Elias is a powerhouse of social and business change. I met Anne-Marie Elias on Twitter, and that connection has seen us collaborate on a range of projects – from volunteer projects to…

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My Second TEDX Talk On Reimagining Social Licence In Memory Of Giordano Filoia

In a world of rapid change where we are seeing unprecedented technological advancement we need to start thinking about its impact on people. The digital revolution and all its benefits may cast a shadow over humanity if we don’t start factoring in the needs of people. In the new world customers and citizens are demanding…

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Green Building Council Australia – Speaker Anne-Marie Elias

Innovation or Extinction: How the property industry can drive innovation and create jobs How can industry and government work together to create positive social, economic and environmental outcomes for the future? Find out from The Hon Craig Laundy MP who will discuss the Australian Government’s plans around innovation and science. Keynote Speaker: Anne-Marie Elias http://www.gbca.org.au/events.asp?eventid=33785&source=course-event-calendar

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Local Government Professionals – Innovation and Business Excellence – Speaker Anne-Marie Elias

Transformational Leadership enabling new ways of doing business. Leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds will examine how transformational leadership has enabled innovation and transformed the way they work Keynote Speaker: Anne-Marie Elias http://www.lgprofessionals.com.au/LG_Professionals_NSW/Events/LG_Innovations/LGProfessionals/Events/LG_Innovations/2017/LG_Innovations_and_Business_Excellence_2017.aspx?

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Investing For Good – Speaker Anne-Marie Elias

Investing for Good is a platform for organisations, government and investors to come together to explore pathways to financial sustainability and social impact investment. Designed to give you practical takeouts and key industry contacts, I4G helps build partnerships that create social change and investment returns. http://www.investingforgood.sydney/2017-speakers/2017/8/22/anne-marie-elias

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Politics over people – lessons for the entrepreneur ecosystem

The excitement of a new cabinet or new leadership is waning for the startup ecosystem – we’ve been here before.

Folks it’s groundhog day. We will get our heads around the new order and we will respectfully make the procession to meet the new kids on the block and hear their vision for their portfolio’s that impact on us (innovation, business, trade, investment).

There is a fear that the change is cosmetic, not real. We will realise soon enough that the more things change, the more they stay the same.In the past few years we have seen a revolving door of leaders and ministers affecting our relationships and our expectations. All well intentioned, some delivering change, opportunity, but none in it for the long haul. We know that each new minister brings their own take on things and programs change and agencies realign.

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