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Getting the right team and systems in place was essential to meet the high standards of finish required. The enthusiastic team at Ability Works, a social enterprise helping to empower people with disabilities, brainstormed and developed the wrapping technique.

From capital investment strategies to predictive analytics on critical equipment, Relken Engineering helps clients increase the productivity of physical assets and infrastructure, and reduce total cost of ownership.

The Sharing Hub, Australia’s first sharing economy accelerator, has today launched a new awards program to recognise and celebrate Australia’s top sharing economy startups, leaders, innovators and disruptors.

RMIT Activator has announced further pre-seed funding of $100,000 from the Activator Capital Fund, to be split between five of its startup teams. The announcement brings the startup funding from the Activator Capital Fund to $800,000, of a total $7 million dedicated to financially supporting startups.

Exhibiting alongside elite showmakers and distributors like Sony Pictures, Disney, Lionsgate and FremantleMedia, the Caulfield-based hsquared now distributes 80% of its locally-produced programs to international audiences

Career technologists, Martin McCann and Dr. Matthias Born, are launching a world-first lending tech for banks and traditional lenders that will help to equip them against competition from tech giants such as Facebook, Tencent, and eBay wanting to enter financial services.

maekit is a cloud platform allowing freelance web designers and small agencies to manage multiple websites and the entire lifecycle of a client through one simple platform.

The accelerator is a structured, 12 week program designed to build compelling business models and secure the traction, viability and investment needed for each business to succeed.

The new digital marketplace connects boutique, florists with customers in a hyper-local model, to bring the magic back to buying flowers. “The way people buy flowers online right now doesn’t reflect the magic of the moment,” says founder and CEO, Leah Pooley.

Celebrating 95 years in business, men’s accessories connoisseurs Buckle | 1922 are one of few Australian businesses that have survived the hard times throughout the GFC, Great Depression and WWII.

Leading Australian property investment and funds management group Charter Hall has collaborated with corporate innovation consultancy and startup accelerator, Collective Campus, to launch an Australian first real-estate technology accelerator program.

Retailers who list their products through the MyDeal Marketplace can now apply for a business loan of up to $250,000 directly through their supplier management system and in many cases receive the funding in under 24 hours.

Australia has a clear need for simple, sustainable, shareable transport in its metropolitan centres, and ofo is committed to providing a quality product and service to play its part in improving urban transport

Mr Lui, who co-founded Airtasker in 2012 has used this experience to create a more open and accessible network to service the burgeoning Australian and Singapore real estate markets.

FoodByUs will offer food distribution using market first technology providing a ‘one stop shop’ combining a dynamic sales force, an online ordering system and logistics all in one platform to disrupt Australia’s $8 billion café sector.

The first in its category, Bookwell aims to address an untapped gap in the $10 billion health, beauty and wellness market in Australia, by allowing providers to reach new customers and ensure optimal utilisation of staff by filling empty appointments.

Ms Geary is one of three national winners, including fellow Gold Coast innovator, Nev Hyman of NevHouse and Ben Armstrong of HireUp in Sydney, who will be flown to London to represent Australia at the global final of [email protected],

Fast growing New Zealand subscription startup Toothcrush recently officially launched in Australia. Toothcrush delivers beautifully designed, eco-friendly, bamboo handled toothbrushes right to your door every month.

An app-based wellness program developed by Sydney start-up Uprise which uses artificial intelligence to assist with performance and stress management is now being used by workplaces across Australia.

Australian fintech pioneers Jay Stockwell and Cameron Slabosz have launched a new app that uses a combination of psychometrics and artificial intelligence to create an “Affinity Score” that predicts the like-mindedness between people.

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