Rust490 - people, ideas & technology creating business with purpose

q: how does "innovation" really work?
a: differently.

Energy. Ideas. Dialogue. Divergence. Creativity. Peers. Agility. Technology. Markets. IP. Prototypes. Collaboration. Team Work. Entrepreneurs. New ways. New thinking. New business
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People & ideas creating businesses

More than just a space, entrepreneurs and innovators at heart, Rust490 is about HOW we work.
Rust490 helps catalyse people to
table & generate ideas,
fast track business,
explore “what if we could” propositions,
to foster ideas into happening.
Whatever the problem, team work is the answer

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Enabled & inspired by technology

People and ideas mesh with technology to transform and radicalise markets, inspiring and frustrating yet anchoring the ways we think.
Local to global.
Tech platforms & business tools,
3D Printing,
AI, VR, Blockchain
are the tips of fast moving morphing icebergs, powering how we work.
Watch out
This is Rust490’s world

Go to a space where it’s not business-as-usual

a space where it’s not business-as-usual

Rust490 started as a creative workshop space in a gallery of immersive Territory landscape images inspiring our brains to work differently, & our space still effortlessly morphs.
A unique creative non BAU space catalyses open minded team work.

1. Explore tools and methods from start up thinking world, now 20 years old- find your own fit
2. Unpack “innovation”, using the “I” word for your own purposes
3. Workshops, seminars, tools, practices, ideas sprints and hackathons.
4. Build teams and businesses from ideas.
5. Ask for what you need.
A community of peers co building.

grounded in the magic of our place

Rust490’s heart is in the Territory.
We draw inspiration from place – our environment, our people and community – and our places teach us.

Our environments, our sustainability, our communities matter in our purpose and in our impacts.

Industry agnostic
Design focused
Globally connected
Locally grounded

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Rust 490's story & offering

Lose legacy rusted on thinking - leap into your future!
Flourish with us

Rust 490 is inspired by the opportunity to create a unique Territory place, where ideas meet, morph and spin out to create an event, a project, or a business whether social enterprise or private for profit.

Rust490 has left few stones unturned in its quest over the last few years to find an apt business model for fostering entrepreneurial thinking, technology leaps and creative innovative business.

First opening in 2014 as a creative workshop space for ideas/ entrepreneurs/ technology/ impact (so many wonderful people came by!) and hosting the fast growing Darwin Freelancers and Entrepreneurs Meetup, Rust 490 morphed to a co work space and early stage impact hub, and is now an emerging services business.

• Technology grounded • People centric • Sustainability at core • IP focused • Theorists and researchers • Global thinkers • Organisational change practitioners and management thinkers

Industry agnostic, design focused, globally connected. Where people matter

1. INGREDIENTS from our inquiry, research, conversations and experimentation:
Take bits of the iconic Fishburners coworking model, aspects of our closest Impact Hub in Singapore, a dash of entrepreneurial training from Flinders’ New Venture Institute, spice from Pozible and other pooled financing mechanisms, lean on TechStars, lessons from Pollenizer, pursue the emerging networks and aspirations in Australia Post Regional Pitchfest.
2. MAP AND PROVOKE our journeys, our tools and methods, and our networks of connectors, our thinking to find business fit for purpose and impact
3. ADD IN you, us, our experiences, our ideas and dreams, our communities of practice, networks, our industries, that unique Territory flavour and the dash of hell yeah just do it.
4. MIX and let it rip!
5. KEEP LEARNING start again we're in systems...

Rust 490 welcomes open minded flexible and clever collaborations to bring great ideas, people and technology together for discovering partnerships, for defining markets and the ways to get there. People who embrace the fierce conversations and laughter along the way.

We help you discover a space for possibilities, and lose legacy rusted-on thinking.

Join us. Rust 490 - the "WD40" of Innovation.

activators at Rust490

Led by Jude, these are the original connectors across the Rust 490 entrepreneur network

Jude Ellen

Strategic creative analyst, Economist, Ideas Champion, Business architect, Entrepreneur, Innovation Ecosystem Activist
How do we work in small fast teams connectedly, fearlessly, creatively? Realise opportunities unleashed through technology across communities and markets? Finance innovation differently? Build amazing businesses?

Peter Barwell

Dolphin Software
Technologist, Software Analyst & Programmer, Strategic Intellectual Property Researcher for patent development & IP revenue models, Entrepreneur
Experienced in a world of code, cables and connection, software, systems architecture, technology commercialisation and intellectual property, connecting devices, systems and people. IoT in a nutshell

Paul Mead

Paul Mead Consulting
Performance Consultant, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Educator, SheFlies Startup Partner
Connecting sports with business, communities and people as a powerful enabler for diplomatic, trade and international relationship building, creating opportunity differently

Leigh Eldridge

The Torchwood Group
Strategic thinker, policy maker, management advisor, trouble-shooter
As a consultant has traversed industry, government, SMEs, natural resource management, tertiary education, mining, manufacturing, oil and gas, forestry and the motor trades, and more …

Sarah Price

iSpry Digital
Territory Made
Communications expert, digital marketer, cultural entrepreneur
Founder of Territory Made creative business, a firm believer in the power of digital media communication to transform connections beyond traditional boundaries

Daniel Ellen-Barwell

Digital handyman, part-time athlete, tinkerer
Jack of all trades, master of Google-fu. E-business analyst, reluctant but fearless website creator, deft social media communicator, advocate of the KISS principle

Lukas Bendel

VR Cinema
Musician, VR technology obsessed, yoga nut with creative gusto
Music maker with an inquiring technology mind in the world of images and experiences determined to find the perfect shortcut

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