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Wyatt Roy: Bridging the gap between startups and politics

By Administrator | 3 October 2015

"After his first day in his new role as Assistant Minister for Innovation, Federal Member for Longman, The Hon. Wyatt Roy answered a question on his Facebook page that has probably been thrown at him by the media all day: what is innovation about? Using the words of startup incubator Bluechilli as inspiration, Roy wrote, “Innovation is the output of a strong entrepreneurial culture. A culture of speed of execution, empowerment of people and ideas and a tolerance of failure and those who try.”

A lot has been said in the last 24 hours about Roy being the youngest federal member to have ever been given a frontbench role in parliament. Is it an achievement? Of course it is. However, that holds little to no significance to the startup industry. What is important to us is passion and the willingness to execute on ideas – this is something Roy has displayed in leaps and bounds when it comes to the technology sector over the last two years in his position as a government backbencher." Read more

Mat Beeche Startup Daily 22 Sep 2015


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