Rust490’s line in the sand: 3 workshops

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 April 2018 – Ideas to Spark Business

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[…]

Techstars Startup Weekend Darwin November 2017

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[…]

IdeasFest Top End Women 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[…]

Flourish or Die! October 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 Northern Territory Final – 14th July 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![…]

Melbourne Accelerator Program @ Rust490 – 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![…]

Ideas Fest 22 April 2017

The First Top End IDEASFEST April 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[…]