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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Startup & Entrepreneurship

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

JoinMyWedding.com is the first online global platform that enables to-be married couples to open up their weddings to travellers who seek authentic cultural experiences on their holidays by connecting them via selling and buying tickets to weddings.

QSIC, Australia’s first and leading commercially licensed music streaming service, has exceeded 1.5m streams in the last quarter and has added Melbourne, super-venue, Garden State, to its expanding client database.

Queensland cruise operator Frankland Islands Cruises, and New South Wales technology company Intersective are among the first Australian small businesses to benefit from export funding through the Small Business Export Loan, the latest finance offering for small businesses from Efic, Australia’s export finance agency.

Mahuki, an innovation hub within the innovation hub has opened its doors to ten entrepreneurial teams. They will respond with digital solutions to challenges faced by Te Papa and other cultural service providers across New Zealand and the world.

The service, which is 100 percent online and free, will give small business owners access to a clearer picture of their financial situation and eligibility for a business loan.

Sendle is levelling the playing field for the 90 percent of Australia’s businesses who operate with less than 10 employees. Since launching over a year ago, Sendle has clocked 100 million kilometres of 100 per cent carbon neutral parcel delivery.

Rarely is a business founded with the perfect team. How does one recruit an ideal start-up squad?

The term sheet sets forth all the terms and conditions of an investment. It is not, however, the definitive or legally binding document that an entrepreneur might ultimately sign, but rather a statement of intent.

For 12 years, I ran a dance school. I discovered that while loving what I do goes a long way, it’s not enough to build a successful business.

The 15-year qualitative and quantitative research study benchmarked the motivations of successful entrepreneurs and business builders to answer the question: is an entrepreneur born or can they be developed?

The start that this smart Aussie tech company had was far from good. It was awesome! On crowd-funding platform Indiegogo, they hit their goal in two hours, reached the $100,000 mark within one day and had reached over $300,000 by the end of that first week.

At its core, FounderLab is designed to address one of the most daunting challenges facing entrepreneurs: recruiting talented team members with the right technology skillsets to take their business to the next level.

TheRight.Fit, a website connecting brands and agencies with creative freelancers and talent, has secured $750,000 in a seed capital raise from AirTree Ventures.

Nexba’s new range of Cola, Lemon and Orange Sparkling Infusions are a natural, zero sugar alternative to traditional sugary soft drinks, with no artificial ingredients, flavours or sweeteners.

​Xero, a leading cloud accounting software, recently announced the launch of the Business Gold advice guide, featuring insights from champion swimmer and gold medallist Michael Klim, to help small businesses succeed.

Key draws on his own experience as a billion dollar inventor to offer how-to's and other takeaways you can use to get off the ground and into the black. Case studies, tips, and advice from other successful entrepreneurs underscore key principles to make it easier than ever for you to achieve your business and life dreams.

Technology startup hub River City Labs has announced a three-year partnership with muru-D, the global startup accelerator backed by Telstra, to deliver the ‘River City Labs Accelerator Program’ after a successful pilot last year.

"The paper highlights the extensive economic benefits of building innovation hubs which have powerful multiplier effects. There’s a lot at stake here - if we get it right, we’ll be able to capitalise on it"

With an estimated 20,000 social enterprises operating across Australia, the Social Enterprise Awards provide a unique insight into the diversity, breadth and innovation of Australian social enterprise.

While the focus is often on how business and tech co-founders combine to create successful start-ups, Sinorbis, an emerging Australian digital company helping companies tap into China’s burgeoning online consumer population, brings Western and Eastern expertise together to benefit Australian businesses.

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