name ‘Gurrowa’ is an indigenous word from the Wurung language which means
‘interchange’, and that’s what we aim to do here; have an interchange of ideas,” Frank Arrigo, Tesltra’s API evangelist told PEDESTRIAN.TV.
lab has been designed as an environment that encourages open collaboration. We
have project zones; and amazing capabilities including fully equipped mechanical
and electronics workshop plus experts in lean startup, design thinking, rapid
prototyping, technology and innovation.”
“Small business owners tell us they are continually looking for new ways to do business and we think Proque will provide them with a unique way to network and grow their business,” said NAB Executive General Manager of Micro and Small Business, Leigh O’Neill.“Strategic partnerships like this one with Telstra, to combine the capabilities of two of Australia’s biggest companies, creates a really innovative business option for the small business community.”
Yes, of course that’s a tablet-controlled coffee tap. Why do you ask?
Featuring a room exclusively for virtual reality and a workshop for creating dope wares, the space isn’t just for Telstra products, as you may expect they’d be. The company is a pretty big wheel in the Startup scene and to strengthen those ties, they allow alumni from startup incubator muru-D to work from the space.
“Right now we have the CTO of Simpla working from here. We see this
as a good way to strengthen the relationship between the startup world and the
corporate world,” said Arrigo.
As well as encouraging and nurturing the startup community, he says there is a strong humanitarian approach to some of events they hold.
“Sometimes we don’t just do it at Gurrowa, but we go out to support the
community. An example of has been the involvement with Techfugees, which started in the
UK – the tech community’s response to the needs of refugees, which has spread
around the world, including Australia.”