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Partnering with Buzinga App Development, two Australian entrepreneurs, Ben Morris and Danijel Jefic, have made the switch from Virgin Australia baggage handling to launching disruptive item-sharing app, Rack.

In 2015, employing some impressively creative growth hacking, Tamir received 43,000 hits in 20 hours for start up mortgage disrupter HashChing, which has since converted into $70 million in 2 months of home loan applications requests.

Private in-home care was expensive and government options were rigid and impersonal. We knew there had to be a better way for people to find care workers and realised we needed to bring technology to aged care.

Valued at $28 billion, the U.S represents the largest self-storage market internationally, approximately 33 times the size of the Australian market. This follows Spacer’s success since launch in October 2015.

There’s no doubt that small businesses are a core part of the Australian economy but when big businesses fail to pay on time, small businesses are forced into what we call a ‘cash flow gap’.

With Australia’s fashion industry now worth $28.5 billion, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia’s Fashion Accelerator covers a hole in the industry when it comes to fashion tech.

It is important that Australia increases the number of women founders as it sets an example for females of all ages that they have the power and authority to establish enterprises that give rise to their dreams.

Aussie startup, MOUS, with a mission to provide a healthy, active lifestyle through a more hygienic hydration experience and their unique fitness bottles, selected to feature in the 2017 Oscars.

TDi’s team and guest lecturers will cover business strategy, operations such as piloting and prototyping, marketing, finance, funding and structuring options, pitching to investors and measuring social and environmental outcomes.

Plagued with delays and budget blow outs, the National Broadband Network (NBN) is now supposedly back on track. Here, five CEOs share their thoughts on the NBN and outline what they could do if their businesses were connected to the service.

Koala personifies forward-thinking, entrepreneurial young business. Co-founders Mitch Taylor and Dany Milham’s unique approach has seen Koala disrupt the traditional mattress market and crack an impressive $12 million in sales in just 12 months.

The aim of App is to help us understand what normal is when it comes to how much time we truly spend on our phones. There is so much noise in the media about this issue but most of the data is anecdotal without any real data.

HCF, Australia's leading not-for-profit health fund and corporate Startup accelerator Slingshot have selected seven Startups and five Scaleups from more than 200 applicants and 45 Pitch Day finalists.

Some of the problem areas to be addressed include disability access and support, employment, entrepreneurship, health, housing, language, legal and migration advice, working qualifications, tracing family, and translation services.

Consumers are able to search for auctions on the site in nearly 10 ways – including by price, auction status or suburb - and look at the bidding history of those that have already gone under the hammer.

Outfit is already making more than $750K with its recurring revenue model in its first year, and Bruce plans to grow the business to $10mil recurring revenue by 2020. He is looking at a Series A round of funding in the next 6 months as well.

Houston-based Innovation Institute of the Texas Medical Centre has announced it will help accelerate the launch of Adelaide-based tech company Personify Care mobile patient monitoring platform into the US market.

Busy Sydneysiders are now able to summon the services of professional laundromats and dry cleaners to their very doorstep, thanks to a new service, called Laundry Club.

Global recruitment and talent solutions company Hudson and SEEK will join Corporate Startup accelerator Slingshot to lead Australia’s first HR-tech Startup accelerator.

ide Group launches the 2017 Building Better Futures for Health Challenge, offering $25,000 worth of design, development and commercialisation support for Australia’s best health innovation as part of Vivid Sydney.

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