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We trust this report will improve the understanding of not just our current ecosystem, but also those that will help build our future ecosystem.

One in four Aussies are now self-employed in their own business, and many more have indicated their intentions to launch a start-up in the future.

Startups today are no longer reinventing the wheel. Given that they’re often nimble innovators themselves, startups are trusting other startups with handling some of the most fundamental parts of their business.

This program is ideal for companies who need smart, forward-thinking and highengaged individuals for entry level and project tasks.

Users get real-time feedback and on-the-spot comparisons to other businesses of a similar size but they also get a downloadable “traffic light”report with suggestions on how to improve.

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.

Over 40% of companies worldwide use big data analytics but the results can vary. The main benefit of big data analytics is thought to be the ability to make better strategic decisions, with 69% of companies identifying this as the primary benefit.

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.

Stocard, the world’s leading mobile loyalty wallet, announced its latest financing round from Silicon Valley-based Rocketship.vc. Stocard will use the capital from the raise to expand in new markets including Australia

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.

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.

The City of Sydney has awarded not-for-profit organisation Generation Entrepreneur a $10,000 grant to deliver a series of four workshops to support up to 800 high school students in pursuing their own ventures.

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

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