ways that work bringing ideas into business in an extraordinary time
Thinking spaces. Reflection spaces. Physical spaces. Using techniques and approaches helping so many people's ideas come to fruition in the immense history of agile innovative startups
Work together to foster ideas in the time of COVID-19, ideas becoming business. Speedily.
people & ideas co-working co-thinking our emerging future
ideas enabled by technologies & connected web communities
where Ideas cannot equal business-as-usual ever again
across our world, in our place, connected in our country and in community
Its about your ideas
Losing legacy rust.
The world has turned with COVID-19 in 2020.
Its a time of paradox, exponentials and global disruption.
Industries are being hollowed or wiped out, businesses eliminated, speculation at scale is rife. Established business models are out the window. No place, person, community, or business is immune. Families distanced. Personal savings without a haven.
Its an era of creative destruction -economic, social, environmental - with shared experiences for all, locally to globally, rolling in systemic impact waves.
So we hone COVID-19 survival skills, and we create. Ideas turn into creative regeneration local to global. Fostering ideas to explore how they might blossom matters more than ever. Ideas for a revenue stream, no matter how small at first. And our microbusinesses are a path to the business future.
Foundational skills in a time of COVID-19 for ideas emerging to business are reservoirs of resilience, listening, care, clear sightedness, and working connectedly in community.
YOUR IDEAS CAN FLOURISH THROUGH -
• Strategies and execution road maps
• Short sharp engagements for ideas flourishing into business
Please contact Rust 490 - remember that there is no such thing as a bad idea or a silly question. Contact information is in this page's footer. Rust 490 is well prepared for you with checklists and methods for exploring ideas becoming business.
IF YOU ARE CURIOUS !
- THE RUST490 STORY IN BRIEF
* Rust 490’s foundational inspiration was creating a unique space, enabling people, ideas, and communities to collide & flourish through fearless dialogue, team work, creativity, and clever technology. A core team of 5 led by Jude Ellen.
* First opening in 2014 as a creative workshop space for ideas/ entrepreneurs/ technology/ impact, Rust490 morphed to a co work and ideas space, with evolving twist & turns, extensive connections and partnerships, an emerging national presence, and self-financing, although a viable business model remained elusive given the oddities of the local eco system and of the regional economy.
* The Rust 490 entrepreneurial network continued to offer people a hand in using the power of ideas, technology and diversity to replenish or create a business, a team, a partnership, or a community. People wanting to connect and make stuff happen. Like these.....
**co-starting the Darwin Startup, Freelancers and Entrepreneurs Meetup
**catalysing and supporting Darwin Innovation Hub's initial set up
**linking in with regional start up activators national networks kick-started by Regional Pitchfest and Aus Post
**helping establish The Hive, the screen industry co work space in Nightcliff.
* In late 2019 Rust 490 called for Expressions of Interest to assess the viability of a new co work space in the Darwin CBD. People interested in permanent desks at a defined price point proved that the model was viable, and interest expressed for part time spaces exceeded expectations.
* Then COVID-19 happened, and Rust 490 is morphing again.
CONTACT RUST 490 - CONVERSATIONS ABOUT YOUR IDEAS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
News and Events
Are you interested in co work? Rust 490 is seeking non-binding Expressions of Interest to help assess the viability of a new co-working space on the edge of Darwin CBD in 2020. This EOI began for ONE co work space, but now options are emerging for more than one space, so lets spread the Read more about Interested in new co work spaces in Darwin?![…]
After 4 years @ 4/ 90 Woods St City Rust490 is moving at the end of July, perchance to be reborn elsewhere in Darwin’s fringe CBD. There’s no better way to draw a line in the sand than to share with you some preoccupations arising through Rust490’s journey. We offer you 3 one hour workshops Read more about Rust490’s line in the sand: 3 workshops[…]
IdeasFest Tourism (watch the stunning 2 minute video!) was an exhilarating one day ideas hackathon event at the Wirraway Business Centre at Darwin International Airport, open to everyone with tourism ideas and visions for the Territory – Saturday 28th April 2018. Rust490 was a major organizer. Like other IdeasFests, this event grew from the conviction that people’s ideas Read more about Ideasfest Tourism April 2018 – Ideas to Spark Business[…]
The Territory’s first ever Startup Weekend is in Darwin 10 -12 November 2017 as part of TECHSTARS GLOBAL STARTUP CELEBRATION week. Rust490 will be in the middle of it! Techstars is “the world wide entrepreneur network” – a global investment and startup engine that’s built the startup weekend model into one the most successful community catalysts for ideas and Read more about Techstars Startup Weekend Darwin November 2017[…]
A fabulous inaugural IdeasFest TopEnd Women on Friday 27/10/2017 was hosted by Luke Gosling OAM MP at Monsoons, organised by by Deb Turner ThinkSmart NT, Jude Ellen Rust490 and Jessica Christie ELB . It was a first IdeasFest for 45 invited women to see what people thought, and also a pilot for new ways of using technology to gather Read more about IdeasFest Top End Women 2017[…]
A fast paced lunch time workshop run by Jude Ellen, designed to foster ideas with creative fearless entrepreneurial thinking, finding the edge for successful action Global forces propelled by technology are shifting our world, colliding with our local realities, creating dynamic risks and opportunities for us as a community. And we are urged to innovate – Read more about Flourish or Die! October 2017[…]
Australia Post Regional Pitchfest’s 2017 Northern Territory finals are on the 14th of July at the Darwin Entertainment Centre Studio Theatre between 6:45pm and 9:30pm. Rust490’s been in the middle of making this happen over the 3 months lead in, because – “Regional Pitchfest is all about proving you don’t need to be from the big smoke Read more about Australia Post Regional Pitchfest Northern Territory Final – 14th July 2017![…]
The Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) is coming to the Territory and hosting a 2 hour intensive workshop on Friday the 14th of July 2017 12pm and 2pm at Rust490. Not sure who MAP are or what they’re all about? Read on! MAP at a glance: MAP’s mission is to launch high growth ventures into the world. Read more about Melbourne Accelerator Program @ Rust490 – 14th July 2017![…]
Our hunch worked! Rust490’s intuition that ideas and entrepreneurs across our communities were impatient to be brought together and unleashed proved right- the inaugural Top End IdeasFest’s immediate legacy was a step up and outpouring of action. Designed like a start up weekend, but condensed by Rust490 into one intensive day the IdeasFest was an Read more about The First Top End IDEASFEST April 2017[…]