Dumbo Feather recently caught up with Rebecca Scott, founding CEO of the Melbourne-based enterprise Streat. In a few short words, Streat is a scalable social enterprise that provides homeless and disadvantaged youth with opportunities to work and learn skills in the hospitality industry. On a beautiful quiet autumn morning, Bec shared some of her thoughts with us about the future of the organization.
Dutch physicist and inventor Theo Jansen recently spoke to us from his home in The Netherlands about the kinetic creations he brings to life in his Strandbeest project. His wind-walking beach animals are a marvel to catch a glimpse of and were on display at Melbourne's Federation Square where we caught up with them as they marched around.
Crowdfunding is completely rewriting the way we think about and work on a project, no matter how big or small. Rick Chen launched Australia's own crowdfunding website called Pozible in May 2010 and as of May 2012, it has successfully funded over 1300 projects. Dumbo Feather sat down to hear Rick's story and how Pozible came into existence.
Kylie Kwong is a force in the Australian culinary world, having hosted ABC television cooking shows including "My China: Stories and Recipes from My Homeland" and "Kylie Kwong: Simply Magic" as well as authoring several cookbooks. We had the great fortune of getting to spend a couple lovely autumn days with her both in Surry Hills at her restaurant Billy Kwong and at Eveleigh Market in Redfern.
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