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May 2, 2014

Schrodinger’s kangaroos

Sometimes I feel like an eskimo in snowstorm; there aren’t any like-minded souls out there…

This from the Business Insider “The association which represents Australia’s venture capital and private equity firms has come out swinging over today’s Commission of Audit report …AVCAL is worked up because one of the seven bodies the commission has marked for abolition is the Innovation Investment Fund. While the other program AVCAL was hoping to sneak through unscathed, the Commercialisation Australia program, also made the grants to be abolish list.”

Well I have a different view entirely. I think that getting the sick, sick patient (the Australian tech sector) off the [...]

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Jan 3, 2014

Raising Capital or Investing? Here is what you need to know about Intellectual Property & Due Diligence

Rob McInnes – Dibbs Barker

Rob McInnes is a Partner at Dibbs Barker in their Intellectual Property Group. He advises established businesses, start-ups, research organisations, and investors in matters relating to the commercialisation of novel technologies, and in the intellectual property-related aspects of major projects and transactions. He is a specialist in the structuring and negotiation of patent licences, collaborative research agreements, and other contracts for the development and commercialisation of innovations.  

Rob is also the highest ranked Australian attorney in the Intellectual Asset Management Global 1000 – World [...]

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Oct 16, 2013

@Kickstarter now launching in Australia and New Zealand

Kickstarter now in Australian and New Zealand – Credit Kickstarter.com/australia

Kickstarter.com is now accepting projects in Australia and New Zealand http://www.kickstarter.com/australia .

People can start building their projects from 14th October with the official launch on 13th November.

Arguably Kickstarter.com is the company that has helped launch more new hardware and creative arts businesses than any company in the history and in my opinion it is mandatory for testing new business concepts and products, it is one of the cheapest and most effective forms of testing your product and getting your first customers, especially for [...]

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Aug 13, 2013

Openlearning.com founder Professor Richard Buckland wins national teaching award

Richard Buckland – Photo credit UNSW

Associate Professor Buckland has been named the 2013 Australian ICT Educator of the Year by the iAwards – a national program recognising innovation and leadership across the ICT industry.

According to a number of his students he is a legend. He and former student Adam Brimo founded OpenLearning.com Australia’s own MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in October 2012 which appears to have more than >25,000 students registered.

English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I know a lot of educators are highly critical of MOOCs and I don’t personally think they will [...]

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