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The accolade was given to Entersoft on 29 January at the FinTech Awards, which are backed by two major Hong Kong fintech and innovation hubs. This is the company’s third major award win in as many years.

With support from the Australian Government’s Federal Incubator Grant, the 460m2 incubator in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley is designed to help startups streamline the development and commercialisation of ground-breaking hardware products.

HCF Catalyst, accelerated by Slingshot, selected the ten participants for this year’s Catalyst program through a nationwide entry process, with finalists pitching their ideas to a leading panel of judges during the HCF Catalyst Pitch Days in December 2017.

Ten of Australia’s best tech companies have been announced as finalists in a unique Latin American accelerator program. After extensive mentoring, the finalists will battle it out in front of judges in Santiago.

Since launching in Paris four years ago, Le Wagon has trained over 2500 students in 26 cities who have gone on to collectively produce more than 75 startups to date, including Kudoz, Skello and Regaind, which was acquired by Apple earlier this year.

The partnership with Typsy will provide EHL the opportunity to significantly develop its blended learning program, which is offered to over 2800 students from 114 countries every year.

The tablet, which is currently Kickstarter’s number 1 gadget for kids globally, has raised almost $30,000 in pledges and has over 310 backers. However, it still has a way to go to reach its $300,000 goal by the 13th February deadline

Ian Aldridge, a lawyer and entrepreneur who set up a true NewLaw online firm, Progressive Legal - to challenge the DNA of the traditional legal firm to meet a new breed of business owners - has seen an exponential rise in smart, savvy and ambitious female business owners knocking on his door.

The countdown is on until Brisbane hosts its second Startup Weekend Women event as part of the Global Women Startup Weekend movement taking place at Tech Hub River City Labs on February 9th-11th.

The inspiring story of how millennial entrepreneur, Matt Gillespie, 30, navigated several changes of career and landed in Hakuba, Japan. International transfer company OFX helped make the dream a reality.

Twelve startup teams will be vying for victory during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast after being selected for The University of Queensland’s inaugural global HYPE UQ SPIN Lab sports innovation program.

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) will invite developers, designers, entrepreneurs and technologists to take their business idea from concept to launch at Brisbane’s Startup...

Finalists will receive travel, accommodation and two full passes to Salesforce World Tour Sydney 2018 and the chance to win USD $100,000 in funding from Salesforce Ventures.

Stampp allows users to keep all their business-related stuff in Stampp and all their personal related stuff in Facebook, making life simple, organized and easy. Stampp works by allowing friends to find, organize, and share all the businesses they like and use

Entrepreneur Hayden Brass, along with his parents, Michelle (a naturopath) and Simon (a horticulturalist), have worked together to developed a product range, Zea Relief, for fast-acting and long-lasting natural relief to those who need it.

The ‘bum bag’ has been transformed by Emily Bitkow (30) and Sarah Hua (33), young entrepreneurs from Brisbane who founded the startup VIVRA - a simple yet sophisticated solution.

Indigenous Business Australia’s (IBA) national accelerator program, run by early stage investment group Investible, has helped nine early-stage indigenous startups turn their businesses into viable commercial enterprises. The...

Origin is searching for clean energy start-ups to join this unique accelerator program that will be hosted in Australia, Europe and USA and will connect start-ups with utilities that have more than 73 million customers in over 40 countries.

As we ushered in the new year, Anthill caught up with several members of the Australian tech and startup community and they shared their thoughts on what they hope for in 2018.

It was a Tuesday evening in late December 2017 and the room was filled with 200+ business people with a very niche interest: the innovation relationship between Australia and Japan.




Liz Wald is Vice President of International for She has been terrifically successful raising funds through the crowd model.  One of her successes...