Greetings from the Australian National University Commons in Canberra where Innovation ACT 2012 is holding its first event "Moving from idea to business", with Hamish Hawthorn of ATP Innovations.
ATP Innovations is an incubator at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney. The Australian National University is one of the owners of the business and ATP Innovations is looking to set up a Canberra presence shortly.
ATP is in the old Eveleigh Railway Workshops, which I wrote about in 1998 as an example of innovation (the National ICT Center of Excellence was lather set up along the lines I suggested at the ATP).
Hamish used the analogy of a racing yacht crew for the needs of a business startup. He then used flightfox.com and Marathon Targets as examples of a successful startup. He discussed sustainable competitive advantage, disruptive business models and execution excellence.