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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.

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.

Dotterel Technologies, a New Zealand based startup that develops noise reduction and audio recording technology for drones, has announced that it has closed a funding round of AU$500k, led by a group of strategic investors.

Eight METS companies have recently completed the Igniting METS Accelerator in Brisbane. The Igniting METS Accelerator was METS Ignited’s highly successful pilot program with the Queensland State Government.

Australian consumer lending fintech, MoneyMe, has finalised an AU$120 million asset-backed wholesale securitization facility led by $100 million from global investment manager, Fortress Investment Group

Australia’s leading mentoring software platform Mentorloop has announced they have closed a $725,000 oversubscribed seed round from Blackbird Ventures, Rampersand and Tempus Partners, bringing their total funds raised to $1 million.

The 12-week program culminated in pitch events with industry representatives and the investment community as well as a graduation event in Brisbane.

In such a competitive industry you must be able to quickly increase sales and stand out from the crowd by embracing opportunities that exist in your business.

The Aussie entrepreneurs behind hero business Creatively Squared battled it out on the world stage presenting their digital marketing business which matches brands with creatives to produce original, authentic content.

Alongside rent-free spaces, the businesses will also receive 12-months of invaluable mentorship from the MYOB, StartUpVIC and CreativeCubes.Co teams in a once-in-a-lifestyle opportunity for up-and-comers.

Sydney-based fintech startup Douugh, who is taking an artificial intelligence (AI) first approach to banking through Sophie (a personal money assistant), has announced an ‘Open Banking’ partnership with Choice Financial in the USA.

Carter has taken a 10 per cent equity stake through his jointly owned investment business, 910 Limited, and is looking to become more involved in the company as and when he transitions away from rugby.

Getting the right team and systems in place was essential to meet the high standards of finish required. The enthusiastic team at Ability Works, a social enterprise helping to empower people with disabilities, brainstormed and developed the wrapping technique.

From capital investment strategies to predictive analytics on critical equipment, Relken Engineering helps clients increase the productivity of physical assets and infrastructure, and reduce total cost of ownership.

The Sharing Hub, Australia’s first sharing economy accelerator, has today launched a new awards program to recognise and celebrate Australia’s top sharing economy startups, leaders, innovators and disruptors.

Founded in 2016, Finch is a fintech startup with a vision to reimagine the consumer finance experience. Its first product, “a financial app for your social life” combines social payments and spending insights

RMIT Activator has announced further pre-seed funding of $100,000 from the Activator Capital Fund, to be split between five of its startup teams. The announcement brings the startup funding from the Activator Capital Fund to $800,000, of a total $7 million dedicated to financially supporting startups.

Sponsoring this year’s Future Founders Mission, the Software as a Service company will assist in sending 20 tech-savvy Aussie youths aged 18 - 29 to Silicon Valley.

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