From Mike Nicholls, Annie Parker, Frank Arrigo, Kate Carruthers, Silvia Pfeiffer, Anne-Marie Eilas, Gordon Carr-Gregg and Mark PesceOperation Skippy
No one is immune to the compelling images from the Syrian refugee crisis.
At the suggestion of Annie Parker from Muru-D, we are putting together a team of coders + startup people who want to build apps and systems to help the refugees get to Australia and get resettled.
Our first idea is to work with the Digital Transformation Office to create an API to process Visa Applications for Refugees via Smart Phone Apps.
We aim to allow refugees to submit applications, [...]
Pete Cooper, longtime supporter of the Australian Startup Scene and promoter of Australia’s largest Startup conference SydStart has launched iCentral.co, a new 1100sqm Startup Space in the heart of the Sydney CBD.
Pete has taken out a whole floor in a commercial building 2 minutes walk from Town Hall and across the road from Darling Harbour.
When I first saw it a few months ago, it was an empty shell. Now its a hive of activity with dozens of desks being assembled, Internet via a 500Mb Microwave Link from BigAir installed, new presentation and meeting spaces built, new startups moving in daily and community activities already kicking [...]