Why Startups Mustn’t Ignore HR

Guest post by James Burbank, editor in chief at BizzMarkBlog When one first starts considering the combination of startups and HR, it feels a bit off. On one side, you have these agile, tiny companies where there is very little hierarchy and structure and on the other, you have this crusty old practice where boring…


How to make the most out of conferences and trade shows – effective tips for startups

Guest post by Elodie Castagna and Shane Murphy, FTI Consulting There are a number of big technology events being held every year as CES January, Mobile World Congress in February and Microsoft Ignite in February s.  It can be somewhat daunting attending these events, especially when you are a small fish in the sea and…


7 Things We Learned in a Startup Accelerator

Guest post by Andrea Martins, Co-Founder GreenSocks Six months ago, Richard Eastes and I were working hard in our Uber-for-lawn-mowing startup GreenSocks when we got news that we were one of five teams accepted into Brisbane’s inaugural muru-D/River City Labs startup accelerator program. We were thrilled at the $20,000 cash injection and stoked that the…


Media-tech, Creative-Tech Meetup – Startup Stories

Startup stories from media-tech startups at different stages The next meetup is at Stone & Chalk, Wednesday 20 April. This is a free event and the subject for this month is: Startup stories from media-tech startups at different stages. http://www.meetup.com/Media-Tech/events/229753850/ The group brings together the media, entertainment, games and creative industries with the technology and startup sectors. The media-tech…


Your Top 3 Must-Haves for Remote Field Mobility

Guest post by Tania Walter, Founder and CEO Obzervr My last couple of Posts have focused on Mobility the last of which focused on what CIO’s will be focusing on in 2016. Advancements in mobile technology have allowed many industries worldwide to benefit from incredible productivity increases. The Field Service industry has seen early adoption….


What do we mean by ‘disruption’?

Guest post by Tania Walter, Founder and CEO Obzervr Everyone seems to be doing it – disrupting! What do we actually mean by ‘disruption’ and in particular ‘digital disruption’? Put simply, digital disruption is the change that occurs when new digital technologies and business models affect the value proposition of existing goods and services. The…


What you can learn from my Start-up

Guest post by Tania Walter, Founder and CEO Obzervr I wrote recently about why I started Obzervr. It wasn’t my first business but it was my first foray into commercialising a technology product. Women tend to be underrepresented throughout the Tech sector. They are less so within the Resources sector (Mining, Gas & Oil) which…


Will 2016 be the Year of ‘Mobility’?

Guest post by Tania Walter, Founder and CEO Obzervr I’m really looking forward to 2016! After a well-deserved break, I can’t wait to get my teeth into the New Year. 2015 was a great year for Obzervr and me. That well-deserved break will be on the back of some really hard work and the trials…


First lot of startup meetups for 2016 – Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you all know our first meetups of 2016 are about to hit the road! These are the cities we’ll be visiting and the dates we’ll be there: ·         Wednesday 2nd March, 4.30pm-6.30pm – Perth ·         Thursday 3rd March, 4.00pm-6.00pm – Adelaide ·         Friday 11th March, 4.00pm-6.00pm – Brisbane…


Will Australian CIO’s lead Digital Transformation in 2016?

Guest post by Tania Walter, Founder and CEO Obzervr “Leading businesses must shift to platform thinking in terms of their business models, delivery mechanisms, talent and leadership, in order to survive and thrive” according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner. These findings were presented by Analysts at the Gartner 2016 CIO Agenda at…