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It is indisputable that cloud computing has heralded a new era in IT, where small and medium sized businesses are now able to access and consume technology that has previously only been available to larger organisations.

Now more than ever your customers expect to be able to interact with you on social media like they do in person. So much so that it has become another channel for customer service.

Like its US partner, the Australian accelerator will focus specifically on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies targeting corporate and enterprise clients. Applications are now open, with the first cohort to launch in February 2018.

Opus Medical has developed its “Breathe Well” technology which coaches cancer patients to self-regulate their breathing to assist in the accurate targeting of tumours and sparing of healthy tissues during radiation treatment.

Agtech startup, FluroSat, has raised AU$1.5 million to further develop its state-of-the-art remote sensing tech and predictive decision support for farmers, in its goal of using advanced agronomy to help Australian and US farmers grow more with fewer resources.

Australia’s largest and most active angel investment group, Sydney Angels, is ending the year with a “golden jubilee” of sorts, by celebrating investing in over 50 Australian startups since formation in 2008.

In 2017 alone, Supple ranked #22 in the AFR Fast 100, placed #37 in the Deloitte Tech Fast 50 and was named a finalist for Optus MyBusiness Awards 2017.

In comments at the award ceremony in Melbourne, Mr Wozniak recognised the prevalence of stellar leaders and innovators amongst this year’s Talent Unleashed finalists and winners.

Alpha Vet Tech has developed ‘The Wireless Zoo’ platform which can monitor vital health signs in animals – including cats, dogs, cattle, horses, and even camels - such as heart rate, oxygen saturation and internal temperature

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.

Today, Kulani Kinis is still a bootstrapped business, but we’re on track to hit $1.5 to 2 million in annual revenue by June 2018. Our constantly growing list of customers include ASOS, Forever 21, and ModCloth, just to name a few.

Moreover, GPS tracking gives customers peace of mind. No more edging to the door in anticipation of a pizza, or suffering from anxiety while waiting for a particular garment or good to arrive before a deadline.

It might come as a surprise, but 65% of start-ups fail due to co-founder conflict. That’s actually higher than the divorce rate in Australia. A business partnership can present a variety of difficulties however, it can also deliver great benefits.

With 95% of Laservision’s business now coming from exports, the company’s journey provides useful learnings for other small business owners in the arts and recreation sector which are trying to break into overseas markets.

Australia’s startup community has enjoyed a record-breaking year of achievement, but improved access to global talent is critical to the growth of an internationally competitive local tech sector.

The Australian roll out, which has begun in Sydney and Perth, comes after a successful launch in New Zealand. Thousands have embraced the service across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

The easiest way to promote your brand is to turn employees into brand ambassadors. You just need some planning and employee training to boost the brand awareness quickly and successfully.

One of the main conclusions I’ve reached from my research is that truly successful CEOs and business leaders approach their work as an infinite journey. These leaders understand success is infinite and unlimited.

Co-founders Bec Bignell (formerly ABC) and Marius Foley (RMIT) founded Cockatoo Co.lab in December 2016 with a vision to give a voice to underrepresented communities, starting with regional Australia.

While the core principles of influencer marketing are not new concepts to the advertising world, influencer marketing still holds distinct competitive advantages for those who enter the market early.

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