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Startup & Entrepreneurship

Startup & Entrepreneurship
News, opinions and advice on starting and building companies.

At an awards event in Melbourne, Richard Earl, Executive Chairman and Founder of Talent, announced the APAC regional winners for the 2016 Talent Unleashed Awards, naming the most talented and disruptive entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific Region and demonstrating the strength and diversity of the APAC technology sector.

Cross-border payments start-up Airwallex has strengthened its Melbourne and Chinese development teams and accelerated R&D of its international payments platform following a US$3 million pre-Series A investment round led by Shanghai-based VC Gobi Partners.

The inaugural Optus Future Makers program, launched earlier this year, is designed to foster digital innovation that has the ability to change the social landscape.

The Venture, luxury whisky Chivas Regal’s search to find and support the most innovative startups from across the world, rewarded five social enterprises the remaining share of their $1million annual fund at their Final Event in New York City.

Jacopo Dondi recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its first line of 24-hour watches. With everyone so busy trying to stay busy these days, a 24-hour watch makes you stop and think about how you’re using your time.

Hiring the best talent straight off the mark is not easy, not cheap and it can be risky. It may be tempting to take the ‘safer’ option of hiring less experienced staff at the start with the intention of attracting more experienced talent as the business grows.

Two emerging Australian startups will have the opportunity to pitch at one of the world’s largest venture capital events after taking home the top two spots in the OTEC APAC 2016 Phoenix Pitch Competition.

Westpac’s annual Innovation Challenge is one way that we support Australian businesses with the drive and imagination to shape the future of Australia. I’d like to congratulate all of this year’s finalists and the winner, Surgical Partners, for the outstanding quality of their ideas

Aussie.EU has officially launched in Berlin, Germany, to bring together Australian entrepreneurs, services providers and investor communities focusing on the European market.

A simple financial solution that allows users to manage their finances, including loans, repayments, budgeting and valuations, myprosperity.com.au is engineered with live feeds from the ASX, Redbook, Yodlee and RP Data, all via a secure online portal.

Aimed at everyday Australian residential property investors, Abakus makes property tax management more convenient and efficient – helping users self-manage their investments, maximise their tax return and obtain an estimate of their tax position at any time during the financial year.

Innovative Australian start-up Bountye is among the first to launch with Android Pay in Australia. The move is set to catapult the buying and selling app to even greater heights after only a year on the market.

KPMG Australia recently announced the launch of mLabs, a market-first corporate fintech accelerator connecting forward-thinking mutual Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs) with some of Australia’s most exciting fintech startups.

The idea is always the easy part and from my point of view as a designer, creating the product is also an easy part in the equation. Some projects may pose technical challenges, however with research, design and development these can be overcome.

Meet Found Careers – a fast growing Australia mobile jobs platform. The new, two-sided jobs app is shaking up the way businesses hire, and the way that job seekers find jobs.

Westpac recently announced the five finalists for its Innovation Challenge, a platform for entrepreneurs to put forward innovative new solutions to further improve Australia’s healthcare sector.

Roam Explorer is a one-off curated travel program for a limited class of 20 that will allow aspiring remote workers to experience Roam’s international network of high-end and productive co-living communities for the Summer.

Lightsapp is a new contingent workforce employment platform for the ICT industry. The platform is unique because its mission is to secure and support the contingent worker throughout their entire life cycle.

Bringing principles from lean manufacturing and agile development to the process of innovation, the Lean Startup helps companies succeed in a business landscape riddled with risk.

Soccer player and entrepreneur, Simon Murphy, is transforming the way soccer games are recorded with his newly launched app, RefLIVE

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