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ELEVACAO exists to help more women start and grow tech businesses no matter what their age or background, providing them with the confidence and skills to pitch for investor funding.

The idea that smart software will eventually begin to eat any job that consists primarily of tasks that are predicable requires only a fairly simple extrapolation that technology will only get better and better.

Many businesses believe they’re ‘forward-thinking’ and have escaped the ‘cave’ of analogue to ‘see the light’ of digital – but the question begs: have we even left the cave yet? Or have we only made it as far away from the wall as the fire?

While a space can have everything you need in terms of features, function and culture, it may not be in the right location for your business. Take into account not only your personal commute when choosing a space but also the business' needs.

SafetyCulture, the Australian technology company that has enabled more than 30 million safety and quality inspections at companies including Coca-Cola, Hilton, and Qantas, recently announced it has raised $AUD 30 million

Through its standalone software, customers use the Openpay app or the instore portal to make a purchase with payment transferred to the merchant the next business day, direct debited from the customer’s account.

Vinomofo has employed a multi-tier media buy covering off free to air and pay TV in both Australia and New Zealand, open-air outdoor advertising spaces nationally, cinema and an aggressive acquisition campaign across digital and social platforms.

Sydney startup URGE has leveraged what seems to be a blindingly obvious idea and turned it into a rapidly growing and scalable business. Customers can now directly message the company that they are clients of.

The membership-based organisation provides mothers with rich online content and access to relevant services and benefits including business support, advice and services to help them grow their business.

MadeComfy is a short term property management specialist committed to providing property owners with the highest quality, hassle-free, hosting service in the market. It makes hosting effortless whilst property owners earn the rental income

My Four Weeks was born out of the desire to help people break the cycle of credit card debt, teaching people that it’s simple and easy to save for the holiday that they want to take.

The process of improving the wine using the My WineLover product involves simply placing the My WineLover deep blue glass canister containing structured water beside an unopened bottle of wine, or even poured wine glass.

Buying a car with Approval Buddy can be done from a smart phone or PC – cutting out having to deal with sales teams and finance departments. Customers fill out an application form, attach an ad of a car they’re interested in.

A Sydney-based startup that’s raised close to $1 million in funds wants to make it easier for Aussie entrepreneurs to harness the Ideas Boom by reducing the amount of necessary paperwork to start a business.

A company that started as a two-man shop in a Sydney kitchen and now stands as one of Australia’s largest mobile technology firms has taken top honours at the 2016 Sydney City Regional Business Awards.

Mojo Co-Founder James Myatt believes the Mojo offer is a real game changer. Mojo customers pay a flat monthly subscription, called EnergyPass, to access wholesale prices which are around 30% below other retailers’ standing tariffs.

Thanks to digital disruption the world is getting smaller and global customers more accessible. Global e-commerce sales are growing at 20% per annum and are forecast to reach US$2 trillion in 2016. This will double to US$4 trillion by 2020.

You’ve delivered a flawless pitch. Overcome every objection so far and are moving in for the hard sell. You can see them signing the dotted line and becoming another satisfied customer. But then there’s a pause.

In our digital age, digital marketing has become the bread and butter of brand survival. The brand that stays ahead of the technology curve is the brand that thrives.

Unlockd closed a $AU15 million Series A Round in early 2016 from some of the biggest names in the business community, and has recently appointed an advisor to assist with their Series B raise of up to $US30 million




This cheat sheet was developed to help small business operators harness the incomparable (and undeniable) potency of Facebook to recruit fans, spread the word, and (most importantly) generate inbound business.


Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...