Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Innovation in Sixty Seconds at the Bar
Greetings from the Fellows Bar of the Australian National University in Canberra where teams are pitching their ideas for the Innovation ACT competition. It may seem odd to use a bar in the basement of University House as the venue for presentations about new business ideas, but this provides a challenging environment to test the communication skills of potential entrepreneurs. Just as Australian rock music trained in the pubs of Australia, the innovators of tomorrow are having to compete with the distractions of the bar to get their message across in sixty seconds. Mentors from Australian industry listen to the pitches and decide which team they would like to help for the next formal round of the competition.