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Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

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The music industry is evolving… and there are jobs in the future

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Some may think that there are limited job opportunities in the music industry but,

‘The history of music is the history of technology’, according to American composer turned new media artist, Luke DuBois.

There are startups, new technologies and platforms, and plenty of young artists who are ‘self-publishing’ their own art, via social media.  And with the growth of live streaming platforms, it’s becoming more financially lucrative to perform, rather than sell their own music through traditional channels. Read More

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$10 million injected into growing STEM talent but where are the females?

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The Australia Government is investing $10 million to get Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) into schools – after recent numbers revealed its demand is growing two times faster than non-stem occupations. The funding is rolling out over the next four years.

With technological advancements eliminating a percentage of current jobs, changes in teaching to arm students with the likely skills for jobs will continue to evolve. Future innovation will require STEM-related knowledge, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking skills, and the ability to work collaboratively, and solve emerging world problems.

But there are worrying statistics that show very few numbers of STEM-qualified women – startup girledworld hope to shape future female leaders.  STEM SISTA, scaling up from South Australia, is a professional development program for girls aiming to demonstrate pathways for young women in STEM related careers. Read More

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The on-demand, share economy generating $57.6 billion & new job opportunities

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The on-demand economy is a revolution that’s shifting our buying habits as well as where the jobs are.  Using new technologies, consumers get immediate access to goods and services, which is escalating economic activity and creating opportunities.

This new economy is attracting more than 22.4 million consumers annually and $57.6 billion in spending.  It’s rapidly expanding all over the world, with consumers voting with their feet, responding to the user experience, convenience, and affordability. Read More

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Emerging jobs and tips on avoiding skill redundancy

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New jobs, careers, and industries are being introduced by the day, literally.

Recent BRW and Deloitte reports suggest major cultural shifts and an ageing populace in the next 25 years, with a forecast that some industries will boom and some will die.

IT, aged care, tourism, and food processing are a few on the list set to skyrocket.  While technology is evolving fast and we’re seeing more jobs becoming computerised, this is also an exciting time. As a result, there are new job opportunities being introduced. Read More

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Adelaide becomes first Internet of Things (IoT) region in Southern Hemisphere

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It seems there’s an app for everything. But with Internet of Things (IoT), interconnectivity is about to explode across a new realm of everyday devices.

Described as the reinvention of the internet to an unprecedented level, a recent report, there will be 35-50 billion connected devices (not smartphones and laptops) by 2020.

IoT will transform our lives and our economy – US $4-11 trillion per year to be exact. From wearable technology like Google (and more recently, Snapchat) glasses to Uber’s autonomous cars, IoT can benefit everyone, especially businesses. Read More

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Future-proof your job – understand the impact of automation & tech

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There is much debate and discussion about jobs being taken over through automation, technology and outsourcing.

When new technologies were initially emerging, proactive, intuitive workers were starting their own businesses or broadened their skillset so, there was no job ‘loss’, per se.

But, now, with technology evolving and impacting on everything exponentially – to the point where Artificial Intelligence is being taught to think for themselves the labour market is struggling to keep up. Read More

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The hottest jobs in 2017

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In 2017, it’s not all doom and gloom with job cuts and robots taking over, however the quick pace of change through technology now demands the sharpest minds.

There are industries where science, tech and maths is needed, that are booming.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) jobs are growing faster than the economy.  Computer analysts, web developers, software developers, network and computer systems administrators are needed more than ever before.

Industrial engineers, specialised managers in regional locations, medical and health services managers, and registered nurses are also hot on the heels this year. Read More

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21st Century Capabilities to prepare for the future workforce

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Work is no longer about stability.  Youth of today change jobs regularly, building their experience and career resilience.

Capabilities for the 21st Century

We’re in at the beginning of a growing global movement, which focuses on capabilities, rather than skills. It’s important to be aware of new capabilities, so you can prepare for success in a quick-changing, digital world. You need to be able to think analytically and creatively, solve complex problems and find solutions, work in teams and independently.  And there is much debate about skills and capabilities for the 21st Century. Read More

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Why Youth Entrepreneurship is important

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A recent team member experience on the eve of SXSW in Austin, Texas at a round table discussion on impact innovation with the Premier of South Australia, Jay Weatherill, local business leaders, colleagues from Tech Ranch and the New Venture Institute, Flinders University highlighted the importance of building an entrepreneurial mindset.

This opportunity to exchange experiences between Adelaide and sister city Austin meant that alongside a very warm welcome, there was a sense of common purpose particularly thinking about entrepreneurship to solve big environmental and social challenges.

For example, South Australia has begun a search for solutions for South Australia’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize.  Adelaide will become the world’s first carbon neutral city, looking for ideas to reduce carbon emissions in energy, transport, waste and livability.  This goal also aligns with the smart city or smart community approach.

Austin has a thriving local startup and business community plus hosting an unbelievable event like SXSW every year means their networks, connections and leadership is world leading.IMG_9029

Some of you may perceive entrepreneurship in a different light, perhaps images of the Wolf of Wall Street, pure profit making and seeing young people become survival entrepreneurs is your current frame of reference.

But here was are talking about entrepreneurship applied in a business, community, environmental and social sense. Read More