In a perfect world: Canva’s Melanie Perkins dreams about the future of Australian startups

For a moment, let’s imagine we are in a privileged position where both sides of the government realise the immense importance of startups to Australia’s future and the incredible amount of job creation startups can bring.
Let’s imagine our ministers really, truly wanted to become a ‘startup nation’ and to take the world forward through our innovation and products.
What would that look like?

I used the forward of the StartupAus Crossroads report 2018 to dream about exactly that.
1. We’d be embedding technology in every one of our primary schools and high schools
Many of the amazing engineers that now work at Canva started their coding careers at a young age, after stumbling into it more or less by luck. We need to remove chance from this equation and make software engineering a core part of our national curriculum to ensure all our youth have the opportunity to develop the skills needed to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce. Read more

Stephanie Palmer-Derrien - SmartCompany - 10 December 2018

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