Innovating collaboratively

Since the age of 12, Neville Christie has re-invented himself every 3 years - but always along the entrepreneuring and innovating super-highway. Now he’s initiated Innovating Cosmos as a global community of innovators – who innovate collaboratively to change the world. You can join! No charge.

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Innovating collaboratively

Over the last 63 active years, Neville’s created 44 medium-size businesses, chaired strategic innovation boards, mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs, been a venture manager and venture capitalist, founded a venture bank, and chaired, or been a director, of 200+ companies in Australia and internationally. Now he’s creating a global community of innovators.

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Innovating Cosmos

Innovating Cosmos is a global community of innovators and would-be innovators who meet on-line to innovate collaboratively.
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Innovating Boards

You’re a start-up entrepreneur. Or you’re a corporateur innovator within a large organization – business or non-business. Great! You need three things..
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Entrepreneurs and corporateurs are innovators

Some entrepreneurs start-up new businesses. Some entrepreneurs – called intrapreneurs or corporateurs – innovate within organisations. Neville, and his team, mentor both.
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About Neville Christie

With over 60 years’ experience in growing business and people, Neville Christie has started dozens of businesses of his own, chaired more than 200 boards and mentored over 2,000 entrepreneurs and start-ups founders – in groups and one-on-one. Now, with Neville, you can join Innovating Cosmos as a global community of innovators, and would-be innovators.

Become a skilled innovator

You can access from here the Innovating Cosmos Podcasting Channel.

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Latest innovating to survive and thrive

New technology scary

"I'm a great believer in new technology and I think new technology is very scary for newspaper companies."

James Packer

Australian billionaire business tycoon

New technology scary

New jobs, new billions

“The Australian tech startup sector has the potential to contribute $109 billion or 4% of GDP to the Australian economy and 540,000 jobs by 2033 with a concerted effort from entrepreneurs, educators, the government and corporate Australia.”

Price Waterhouse Coopers

The startup economy – how to support tech startups and accelerate Australian innovation, April 2013

New jobs, new billions

New economy businesses

“New economy digital businesses require less funds and hard assets, have close to zero product costs and therefore high margins once developed, and with first-class marketing have access to global markets, so can make ‘instant’ millionaires.”

Neville Christie

Chairman of Strategic Innovation Boards and Venture Bank, New Enterprise Services

New economy businesses

New discoveries

"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought."

Albert von Szent-Gyorgy

Nobel Prize Laureate

New discoveries

New creates new

“The good thing is, with innovation, there isn't a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.”

Jeff Bezos

Founder of

New creates new

New capabilities

"We all have to expand our capabilities to encompass the changing world, its growing diversity and, indeed, its complexity."

Lachlan Murdoch

Heir-apparent to his father Rupert at News Corporation

New capabilities

Needs fixing

“Any business model not based on ongoing innovation and adding value, is badly broken.”

Neville Christie

Australian serial entrepreneur and chair of innovation arms for mid-tier firms

Needs fixing

Multiplier effect

“When a small business grows like eBay did, it has a multiplier effect. It creates other small businesses that supply it with intellectual capital, goods and services.”

Meg Whitman

CEO of eBay online auction website from 1998 through to 2007

Multiplier effect

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Neville welcomes the chance to hear your story…


  • Kyle Probert, Managing Director

    Neville’s encouragement and words of wisdom have helped me build a strong strategic view of my business and implement processes to achieve the new strategies. I think that Neville’s skills, knowledge and experience would benefit any CEO/MD or business - regardless of the size or industry.
  • Catherine Moolenschot, youth worker, author and public speaker.

    Neville is the best mentor possible - dedicated to results, he makes the journey in getting there exuberant, exciting, and inspiring.
  • John Engelander, Managing Director

    You need him. It hasn’t been hard to value Neville’s input allowing me to explore ideas. Some ideas were implemented, whilst some ideas were just there to work them through and discount. I think everyone in business needs someone like Neville.
  • Daniel P. Stoof, Founder

    Over the last 2.5 years, Neville has helped me immensely throughout all stages of my business ventures - idea validation, business modelling, fund raising, strategy, marketing, negotiation, etc. Neville’s wisdom has prevailed to my great advantage.
  • Daniel Mumby, entrepreneur, marketer, CEO, Founder

    When my family was devastated by concurrent multiple tragedies of divorce, business failure, cancer, and a complete loss of hope and purpose, Neville was the singular shining beacon of hope and guidance.
  • Berlin Lu, entrepreneur, creative artist, Founder

    Neville has made a profound difference to my life. I am truly inspired by his love, generosity and wisdom. Living a life full of purpose and possibilities is what Neville has given me.
  • Hugh Stubley, Entrepreneur, mentor, business owner and investor, Executive Chairman

    Neville approaches business with a true heart. He has the ability to think outside the box and put his mindset and mine, into my customer’s shoes.
  • Rhett Holt, entrepreneur and innovator, Development Director

    Neville is a master of natural conversation that leads to personal development. He has helped me reach a new dimension as a professional; adding value to Evolve and me as a person.
  • Elphie Coyle, Entrepreneur and Avatar

    Neville passionately believes we all have unrealized entrepreneurial and creative talent ready to unleash.
  • Guy Vincent, CEO

    Neville has massive experience. He has lived, worked and travelled extensively. He thinks differently, IS really different. When you need it, Neville fires off a million solutions and keeps you running. Fast!
  • Michael Woods, Creative Director

    Though the digital industry moves at lightning speed, our personal development doesn't, though with Neville always available, I wake every day with a sense of confidence that comes with his lifetime of knowledge.
  • Debbie Smith, CEO

    Neville has the amazing ability to engage with people, clarify complex situations and find solutions with a focus on ethical business practices.
  • Daniel P. Stoof – Founder

    Neville has kept me on track during the low times, celebrated with me the highs and is constantly finding ways to help me grow. The only reluctance I have in giving Neville the stellar testimonial he rightly deserves is that it may make his time even more scarce.
  • Berlin Lu, entrepreneur, creative artist

    After working with Neville, my being a polymath who is an accomplished Singer, Actor, Entrepreneur, and Linguist can be a reality for me now. Neville's experience and knowledge is phenomenal. He will profoundly change your life. He has mine.
  • Daniel Mumby, entrepreneur, marketer, CEO, founder

    Over the last 14 months, Neville has been my guide, mentor, confidante, strongest critic, and staunchest ally. If you have but one chance to turn your dreams into reality, work with only the best. Because that's who Neville Christie is.
  • Dr Robert F Baird, Director

    In the environment game most things have been tried. The known is worn. The path is well trodden. Neville has been instrumental in forcing us to step back and look at what we do in a new light - a real game-changing experience.
  • Adrian Cropley, President

    Neville's skills, attitudes and experience means that companies of many sizes, styles, technologies and industries can strongly benefit from having Neville as chair of their company board or advisory board.
  • Conan Young, entrepreneurial mentor, Founder and CEO

    It’s not enough to have a sound plan and the motivation to get into the fray - you need to believe you can succeed. Neville makes damn sure that any action is backed by belief in yourself and your innate value.
  • Paul Wheelton OAM, philanthropist, Chairman and CEO

    It was a refreshing moment when Neville appeared out of the blue as a substitute leader in our CEO Syndicate. We were each challenged to look outside the square, and outside out comfort zone.
  • Graeme Boorer, CEO

    Neville Christie’s unique talent as a chairman is both to leverage the existing expertise of other Board members and to add his own.
  • John Engelander, Managing Director

    You need him. It hasn’t been hard to value Neville’s input allowing me to explore ideas. Some ideas were implemented, whilst some ideas were just there to work them through and discount. I think everyone in business needs someone like Neville.
  • Domenic Carosa, CEO

    Added value. In his twin roles as Mentor and Company Director-Chairman, Neville has consistently added value to me personally and also in the boardroom.
  • Elliot Epstein, CEO

    After 4 decades as a professional non-executive director and chairman, Neville Christie’s unparalleled insights, business acumen, and passion for developing people are more highly sought after than ever before.
  • Dr Louise Mahler

    Talk about breadth! Neville has seen it before, yet he knows the latest thinking. Together he knows what works, and has a thousand ways to get you implementing.
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