Baden is passionate about embedding entrepreneurship education in Australia’s national curriculum. He is the recipient of two National Citations by the Australian Government for his design and delivery of entrepreneurship education, and has delivered over 100 talks to schools and education bodies on the topic.
As Director of Bond University’s Commercialisation Centre he builds entrepreneurial capability in the students that run through a tailored suite of courses, workshops and events. He additionally leads the entrepreneurship and innovation disciplines in the Bond Business School in his role as Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. He has developed Bond’s programs over the past ten years and is championing the adoption of experiential entrepreneurship education into Australia’s school curriculum.
Outside of the University Baden is heavily involved in the startup ecosystem. He is a co-founder of ag-tech startup BlockGrain, a grain management, marketing and logistics platform increasing efficiency and transparency in the grain supply chain. He also plays support role to his wife in their venture Pet Wellness Centres, pairing clinical veterinary care with complementary therapies for caring pet parents. He regularly contributes to industry events as a facilitator and mentor and is sought out to provide commentary on a range of topics including innovation’s role in business and the economy, entrepreneurship education, and developing entrepreneurial communities.
An interesting fact about Baden: he played Centre Half Back for Queensland in their 2011 National Championship winning AFL Masters team!