Austrade Round Table

Austrade Round Table

Today we welcomed Jenny West, General Manager Trade and Investment and Joel Smouha, State Director – Northern Territory to the Darwin Innovation Hub.  Jenny and Joel met with DIH’s Program Director, Wendy Pech and start-ups who are interested in the pathways to being export market ready.  Many thanks to Jenny for providing insights into support provided by Austrade’s Trade and Investment team.

What is Austrade?

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission – Austrade – contributes to Australia’s economic prosperity by helping Australian businesses, education institutions, tourism operators, governments and citizens as they:

  • develop international markets and promote international education
  • win productive foreign direct investment
  • strengthen Australia’s tourism industry
  • seek consular and passport services.


Third Thursday July

Thank you to everyone to attended Third Thursday July hosted by Mobi and NEM!

We were lucky enough to have NEM team member Jian Chan, from Melbourne who explained the NEM platform, future plans and how they are helping innovation.

What is NEM?

NEM is the Smart Asset blockchain. It’s more than a cryptocurrency, it’s a platform for managing data. It’s the easiest and most cost-effective way to bring blockchain technology to your business. Launched on March the 31st 2015, NEM has been rapidly expanding into many regions throughout South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. In 2017 they released a Community Fund worth 300m XEM to help fuel development of local companies.

Third Thursday June

Thank you to everyone who attended Third Thursday June last night! How are we already half way through the year! Each month, our Third Thursday’s are getting bigger and better! We love seeing new people each week and love seeing new connections made! The Darwin Innovation Hub is proud to support the up and coming entrepreneurs of Northern Australia.

It was fantastic to hear from Mobi and HYRA about what they have going on at the moment! There are plenty of exciting things in the pipeline for both of these businesses and we cannot wait to see what happens over the next couple of months.

It was an absolute pleasure to have Karmen of RedK join us for the night to provide some insight into app development and if it’s the right choice for you!

Thank you again to everyone who attended and joined in on the discussion, we look forward to seeing you again next month!

Every 3rd Thursday, our doors are open for Darwin to meet our community of businesses, entrepreneurs and start-up founders.
Take a tour, walk through our venue and make some new connections.