Baden U'Ren

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2015 10/Mar

    I am quoting from the Queensland Startup Summit Report, published by the State of Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts in May 2014, in which the former Minister Ian Walker reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to fostering an innovative and entrepreneurial culture in Queensland. Why, you may ask, is the […]

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2015 6/Feb

  I am often met with raised eyebrows when I say I teach entrepreneurship. “No!” “Surely not!” “You can’t teach that!” …but I can. And I do. And Australia’s education system NEEDS TO for us to be globally relevant in today’s hyper-competitive business landscape. I am moved to write this by two recent events. Aaron […]

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2014 25/Nov

  Global Entrepreneurship Week has come to an end and what a ride it has been. Here is some insight to some of the things I have been involved with over the past 7 days: some intensely, some with passion, and others with proud reflection. Student Entrepreneur: Hollie Gordon, founder of Milaana and inaugural member […]

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2014 21/Nov

The second incarnation of the Bond Business Accelerator culminated with the inaugural Gold Coast Demo Day on Wednesday November 19th, an official event of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Our six startups presented along with the six startups from the SURF Accelerator and impressed all with their impressive pitches. The buzz surrounding the networking event was palpable […]

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2014 11/Nov

Following the release of the Future Gold Coast report I was asked to comment on what business would look like in 20 years. The following is a link to the interview.

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2014 29/Oct

The Gold Coast Titans are running a Business Breakfast tomorrow morning and I’ll be giving a brief talk on the role of innovation in business. My key message will be that the modern business environment is hyper-competitive, with competition emerging from unexpected places at a frightening pace. Now more than ever a business must have […]

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2014 22/Oct

Thursday 16/10 saw the official launch of Uber on the Gold Coast. An eclectic collection of creatives, movers and shakers mingled amongst the inspiring atmosphere created by the Rabbit + Cocoon local art precinct in Miami. It was a pleasure to see some of our Bond Business Accelerator and SURF Accelerator teams there, along with […]

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2014 11/Apr

Beaches, the hinterland and the Gold Coast’s very own Silicon Valley? It may sound like a pipe-dream but there are movers and shakers here on the Gold Coast who think it is very doable to create a tech corridor Nicole spoke to those leading the charge – chief Geek Aaron Birkby from Silicon Lakes, a […]

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