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Gathar founder and chief executive Jodie Mlikota

Airbnb of dinner parties, Gathar, raises $600,000 in seed investment funding

Food-tech startup Gathar, described as the Airbnb of dinner parties, has just closed $600,000 in seed investment funding, at a time when eating at home is surging in popularity.
Founder of Eat Box Now, John Nguyen

Entrepreneur John Nguyen creates first of its kind at-home restaurant-ready meals amidst COVID-19 restrictions

With COVID-19 bringing with it a long list of new regulations and restrictions on our favourite restaurant dining experiences, entrepreneur John Nguyen has launched Eat Box Now, a new at-home dining service that delivers your beloved restaurant experience ready to cook, eat and drink straight to your door.
Mathspace Founder and CEO Mohamad Jebara

NAPLAN no more: Why coronavirus disruption is already having a positive impact on Australia’s...

The value and effectiveness of summative assessments like NAPLAN have long been debated by education experts in Australia. Now, the disruption caused by coronavirus is forcing a change in the way student learning and performance is measured.
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Here are an entrepreneur’s tips on helping both you and your team overcome stress

Nearly five million Australians battle with some level of stress every day. As the world continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, those stress levels have only increased.
Kaddy founders, Rich Coombes and Mike Abbott

B2B beverages marketplace Kaddy has secured $3.5 million in funding

The idea for Kaddy was born in between surfs and beers where the pair would discuss a shared frustration with the antiquated ordering and payment methods in the beverages industry.

From Thomas Edison to JK Rowling to Michael Jordan: Why failing fantastically is the...

You see, failure to a certain degree is inevitable, it’s part of the journey, like it or not. And, the most successful people in the world know this.
Kyle Turner, Pearlii

DentalTech startup Pearlii launches to deliver free dental screening and education

Founded in Melbourne, Pearlii provides people with access to free, fast, and safe at home dental check-ups, no matter their income or personal situation.

Half of Australia’s small businesses consider throwing in the towel, but resilience keeps them...

New research released by accounting software provider Reckon reveals that resilience can make or break a business, with high resilience doubling the success of small business owners.

Selling chocolate during the pandemic: 3 tips to help boost your small business

For my business, I’ve had to pivot, adapt and evolve over the last two months, just to survive.

Here are 5 actionable tips on how to get your cleaning business off the...

For potential entrepreneurs with a relatively small pool of capital, there are a few industries that are worth taking a punt on. One of these is the cleaning industry.
LIGR co-founders Luke McCoy and Adam Burke

Investible joins Alston Elliot Graphics to invest in the future of sports broadcast

Much like Canva has disrupted the traditional graphic design industry, LIGR has developed an automated, templated, and easy to use graphics software platform for live sports streams.

“Don’t let a good crisis go to waste” Essential tips for weathering shocks as...

While COVID-19 presents an unusually large challenge for everybody, including entrepreneurs, the reality is that over the life of a new venture, it is inevitable that founders will need to deal with crises.

Here are 7 smart tips on how to grow your tutoring business [SPONSORED]

Managing your tutoring business and boosting its progress can be a primary goal for you, but, if it’s not done right, success may take years to come.
Kathryn Carter, General Manager, Snap Inc. ANZ

How Australian SMEs can find and grab online opportunities during COVID-19

As Australian businesses continue operations during these unprecedented times, we know many within the community are reaching out for guidance and support.

The Seafood for Good Accelerator is looking for B2C solutions to support sustainable seafood...

The future of our oceans depends on making ethical, sustainable choices that positively impact our environment.
Zipmex Co-Founder and CEO Marcus Lim

Singapore-based Australian entrepreneur launches a mobile crypto trading app

Asia-Pacific digital asset provider Zipmex has launched a mobile trading app for all levels of cryptocurrency traders, enabling expanded trading opportunities, low fees and greater liquidity options on-the-go.

La Trobe launches new program to help Victorian businesses adapt to COVID-19

The COVID-19 Industry Response Program is a joint initiative developed in partnership with Investible, a leading early-stage investment firm that specialises in entrepreneurial and business development.
Weploy CEO and Co-founder Tony Wu

Recruitment startup launches free job platform for Aussies and businesses impacted by COVID-19

Australia's fastest on-demand staffing platform Weploy has today announced the launch of a new platform called WeployConnect as a direct response to job losses and economic decline due to COVID-19.
George bancs, founder Talk 5

Sydney construction manager creates new platform to improve health & safety during COVID-19 period...

Today on World Health & Safety Day, Talk 5, the world’s first patent-pending voice-activated auditing tool, with inbuilt language translator, has been unveiled
Cenario co-founder, Vaibhav Namburi

Fintech startup Cenario is using AI to help Aussie businesses manage the financial impact...

Cenario co-founder, Vaibhav Namburi said that the impacts of COVID-19 on Australia’s economy had led to many business owners questioning how their businesses would survive through the different financial challenges to come.

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Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

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Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

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...

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