The Aussie startup scene needs more commitment and less conversation
April 7, 2016 - Uncategorized
The Australian startup scene is in good shape, but it needs less chatting and more doing.
That was the message from a panel of some of Australia’s top startup and business leaders Thursday. The discussion, held in Sydney as part of the CSIRO’s accelerator program aimed at commercialising technology and science, touched on whether the Australian government’s innovation rhetoric is becoming reality.
It’s great the conversation around improving funding and tax incentives for startups has started to ramp up here, but it’s not enough, suggested Geoff Culbert, CEO of GE Australia and New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. “You have to take the next step. You have to move from conversation to action,” he said. Read more…