DIY has always been a part of Australian culture. Now, there is a new wave of do-it-yourself gaining momentum across the world and locally. Dubbed as the “maker movement” and the “new industrial revolution”, everyone from hobbyists, engineers, artists, economists, celebrities to politicians are driving the movement. Technologies such as 3D printing and robotics, open source software and community-driven creation is giving rise to a new breed of start-ups and changing how we do business.
The market has evolved in favour of entrepreneurs. Bigger brands are branching into spaces where entrepreneurs have a stronghold – community engagement and dialogue. Entrepreneurs now have more tools (and funding) than ever to bring their ideas to life.