I probably haven't talked enough about what we've been up to lately - mostly because startup life has been quite hectic! I also suffer from 'imposter syndrome' so it can be difficult for me to blow my own trumpet.
Each social media post can give me butterflies, particularly when it's around something groundbreaking - like being featured in Vogue Australia. Like so many 'L' Plate CEOs I need to get over that imposter syndrome, so am committing to sharing more!
We have launched a Kickstarer
We have finished our app, the merchandise for Kakadu has been printed, and our tshirt production line has been sorted! You can get your copy of the worlds first Augmented Reality Bininj collection - Kakadu Dreaming - through our Kickstarter. The Team have decided to distribute these amazing products through a Kickstarter in order to reinvest in more augmented reality storytelling, this time for Daluk (women). With only 3 days in we already have $2400 from 14 backers - thank you all so much. We hope you like what we've created. If you can't contribute, please do share our link with your network. Every dollar helps!
Speaking at Vogue Codes: Behind the Scenes
I was honoured to be a speaker at the recent Vogue Codes: Behind the Scenes in Sydney recently. I loved one of the questions from Westpac - which female tech entrepreneur inspires you most? It was my favourite question because I loved the opportunity to talk about my tech idol, Ramona Pierson. I have been lucky enough to connect with Ramona and her equally impressive wife Debra Chrapaty both online and in person in New Orleans last year. If you check out Ramona's TED Talk you will be able to see why it's so easy to be inspired by this incredible lady.
I was also asked why I continue to support Vogue Codes. Hands down it is one of the most inspiring movements for women in tech in the world right now. Edwina McCann and Zara Wong are the powerhouses behind the idea which has sparked a revolution - linking fashion and tech for tangible outcomes. The tangible outcomes I see are using Vogue's incredible brand and presence in women's lives to promote STEAM careers. I saw 250 women of all ages, backgrounds and tech skill levels simply say 'I could do that - and I'm going to learn how to lead in technology'.
Selected as one of 20 Questacon 'Enterprising Australians'.
Yesterday Questacon (the national science museum) filmed a segment on me and my journey establishing a tech company from Kakadu for 'Enterprising Australians'. Enterprising Australian's is an initiative of the Ian Potter Foundation, IP Australia and Questacon highlighting Australian's who are leading national innovators. In Questacon's words: 'Learn the ups and downs, the moments of inspiration and follow the path of innovation that led them to success.Stories will inspire visitors to seek out their own ideas and videos feature iconic innovations such as Graeme Clark’s bionic ear cochlear implant and Ian Frazer’s development of the Gardasil vaccine to protect against cervical cancer'.