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The accelerator program provides our startup entrepreneurs and business innovators with first-class mentoring assistance while connecting them with investors and potential business partners.

The fintech industry and the NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW have come together to launch new awards to celebrate the world-class achievements of Australia’s financial technology pioneers.

Techstars Adelaide is designed to support early-stage companies advancing state-of-the-art applications in Internet of things (IoT), big data, sensors and robotics, with potential to developing and commercialising technologies connected to the defence and security sectors.

Regional entrepreneurs, innovators, artisans and small business owners across the country will have the opportunity to pitch their big business ideas when Australia Post Regional Pitchfest launches nationwide from March next year.

Four startups with a fledgling product or service will be selected to participate in the Acceleration Program and be supported through a mentored process to become a market ready, investable company.

Employment Hero Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ben Thompson said: “By simplifying administrative processes we can help businesses be significantly more productive.

The private sector led, NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW is calling on business accelerators, incubators and other start-up partnering services to sign up to the new Sydney Startup Hub, which it’s hoped will rival similar venues around the world.

The survey of more than 600 small business owners across the country revealed that one in two (50 per cent) respondents are not satisfied with the government’s management of the Australian economy.

According to the latest research commissioned by HR and recruitment specialists, Randstad, more than half of Australian workers don’t think they have the digital skills to guarantee future employability.

LinkedIn has revealed Australia’s most overused words on LinkedIn profiles to avoid this year. Aussies are using buzzwords such as specialised, passionate or strategic in an attempt to highlight their expertise

New research by Cisco has revealed that despite SMBs understanding the benefits and need for digitisation in their business, the cost of implementing the technology is still proving to be too much of a barrier for many

The UK’s Department for International Trade, through its Global Entrepreneur Programme, is looking for the best and brightest Australian and New Zealand early-stage companies to participate in the Startup Games

Australian Business Number registrations grew exponentially last year, likely due to the rise in sharing economy services such as Foodora, Deliveroo, Airtasker and Uber

In direct partnership with Paypal Here Australia, No Yelling released the market-first application to receive cashless payments and track lesson credits.

Employers be warned: January 27 is shaping up to be 2017’s perfect storm for the biggest single day ‘to chuck a sickie’; contributing a large chunk to Australia’s annual payroll and lost productivity cost of $32.5 billion.

DriveMyCar, Australia’s largest peer-to-peer car rental platform, has just added a range of luxury models to its fleet through a partnership with Trivett,

The latest Sage research highlights that nearly half of Aussie small biz do not feel adequately represented by politicians in the country’s decision making

SMB confidence is now sitting at its highest level since March 2010, following an eight point rise according to the latest Sensis Business Index survey

Jobs for NSW is backing fintech start-up accelerator H2 Ventures, with a loan guarantee of $2 million to enable the company to access a $4 million loan by Investec Australia Limited.

New research by IBISWorld suggests that 2017 is likely to be characterised by growth in Road and Bridge Construction, Sugar Manufacturing, Oil and Gas Extraction, Data Storage and Child Care Services.




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