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What my business has taught me about successfully engaging a remote workforce

With a remote workforce nationally, its important to promote inclusiveness and transparency, and technology plays a key role in enhancing communication and team cohesion.

Here are 5 ways how your business can use video to boost employee engagement

Considering millennials and Gen Zs will make up 50% of the global workforce by 2020, and already account for the highest consumers of video content – spending between 18 - 53 minutes a week watching videos – it makes sense for companies to communicate with them in a way they can relate to.

Aussie clean tech company carbonTRACK seeking $10 million for global growth

Australian energy technology company carbonTRACK has begun its second round of funding – seeking $10 million - to help it fast-track its growth in the US and expand into Europe.

Online is cemented as the future of retail in Australia, says Neto’s 2018 State...

2018 will be known as the year ecommerce cemented its position as the future of retail in Australia according to new data released in the ‘Neto 2018 State of eCommerce Report’ 

Are you a successful tech scale-up in Australia and New Zealand? The UK Tech...

On the hunt for successful Australasian technology scale-ups, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched its Tech Rocketship Awards in Australia and New Zealand.

How colour psychology impacts your brand: is your business sleeping on its benefits?

99designs recently completed a study that reveals 65% of entrepreneurs are choosing their logo colours based purely on personal taste and preference, with around half doing little to no research on the wider implications of their brand colour choices.

This Melbourne fintech startup is looking to disrupt the way young Australians travel

Melbourne based fintech startup Pelikin is gearing up to launch their mobile-only multi-currency account and prepaid Visa card, which aims to change the way young Australians travel.

Dispelling the myths of coworking spaces: 5 things you might hear but should never...

As the coworking market continues to cement itself as an institutional part of Australian culture, it is inevitable that naysayers will share ongoing scepticism of the industry. There will also be those that are looking to join a space but are hesitant because of perceptions attached to coworking.

HCF Caltalyst accelerator returns to help health tech startups shape the future of Australian...

The 12-week program, in partnership with Slingshot, is now in its fourth year and offers participants access to HCF mentors and hands-on resources such as funding, industry relationship-building, and strategic guidance to turn their ideas into investment-ready businesses.

Australia’s largest startup survey reveals first slump in startup business numbers in 4 years

12.5% fewer startups were active in 2018 than in 2017, in a result compiled in collaboration with world-leading data analysis organisation Data61.

How you should leverage customer relationships to grow your business

Digital giants like Amazon and Netflix have changed customer expectations dramatically. No matter the size of your business, standards have shifted, and consumers are demanding personalisation, choice, 24/7 responsiveness, and a good user experience from all of the brands they engage with, regardless of size.

Aged care tech startup Conpago eyes $1m investment injection after StartCon win

Conpago, based in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, integrates technology and the daily habits of elderly people with appliances that let them remain connected with their family while also creating a social health monitoring solution.

Sinorbis raises $4 million Series A to connect the world to China’s booming digital...

Digital marketing technology start-up Sinorbis announced a Series A investment of $4m led by Jelix Ventures. Other investors include Executive Channel Holdings who led the previous round of early stage funding in April 2017.

Australian delivery startup Passel is going global, launching in Ireland for Christmas

Passel was selected as one of the successful companies in the Smart Dublin Last Mile Delivery Challenge, a global search seeking innovative, smart, low-cost solutions to optimise freight and cargo deliveries in urban centres.

HR tech startup Sourcr raises $310k from Sydney Angels to raise the bar in recruitment

Sourcr’s platform leverages AI, data and extensive networks to help companies hire right, hire fast and hire confidently and crucially, retains the human relationship element.

10 lessons I learnt from founding 3 businesses and selling 2 of them, all...

Starting your own business is a huge sacrifice and investment. Here, Ronan Bray, shares his insights and advice to start you on the front foot.

Here are 5 key tips to keep in mind as an Australian startup doing...

Following the introduction of the free trade agreement between Australia and South Korea (KAFTA) in 2014, trade between the two countries has boomed. Korea is Australia’s fourth largest trading partner, making the Korea-Australia corridor ripe for business-savvy Aussies.

HR tech startup myInterview secures $AUD1.6 million second round of investment

myInterview, a leading video job interview platform developed in Australia and Israel, has successfully completed a second round capital raise of $AUD1.6million, through a consortium led by VC firm Entrée Capital, and former LinkedIn ANZ & SEA MD, Cliff Rosenberg.

StartCon is on the hunt for new tech startup talent in APAC as Silicon...

The barriers to entry for young companies in Silicon Valley are skyrocketing because of soaring costs, and longtime locals fed up with Valley are departing for greener, fresher pastures. Indeed, Peter Thiel, who co-founded PayPal with Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk, left Silicon Valley after becoming dissatisfied with the culture in the Valley, among other reasons.

Slingshot announces a massive 20 startups for its second Horizons global travel and tourism...

Last year, Slingshot launched Horizons, a tourism industry accelerator backed by Brisbane Airport Corporation, Amadeus IT and the Queensland Government’s $650 million Advance Queensland initiative. The program was such a success, it opened again for applications early this year.

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