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Growing up as a business is a bit like growing up as a person. While it’s fun to play and have a giggle, there comes a point where you have to mature to become the adult you want to be.

After launching Soho last year, Jono received significant interest from investors, which moved the planned 2018 capital raise forward 6 months with finalised $1.65 million of commitments at the end of last year.

A world first, the PainPod Mi device is an ultra-wearable device that combines biostimulation and micro current technology. The company's leading product PainPod 3 is also revolutionary in design.

Launched in 2016, the Company found initial traction in the sports and recreation industry. Continuously verifying over 15,000 working with children checks per week across 1,000 organisations, Everproof soon became the trusted industry standard in the sector.

Volantio, a global leader in post-booking revenue and capacity optimization software for airlines, recently announced a $2.6 million funding round led by Ingleside Investors and strategic investors International Airlines Group (IAG), JetBlue Technology Ventures, and Qantas Ventures

Spark, a 12-week accelerator program designed in partnership with Australia’s leading corporate accelerator, Slingshot, will enable Caltex Australia to disrupt its own business model and look for ideas to improve convenience, mobility, retail offers and efficiency.

The proprietary check-in and peer support app helps to keep users "in the Loop" with up to five people. The tool, created by leading mental health and design specialists at Social Health Innovations is the only mental health finalist in the coveted GLOMOs.

The Matt Blatt business has grown and evolved dramatically over twenty years. Deb and husband Adam have moved from manufacturing office chairs to selling on eBay to importing replica furniture and now, to commissioning original designs.

The accolade was given to Entersoft on 29 January at the FinTech Awards, which are backed by two major Hong Kong fintech and innovation hubs. This is the company’s third major award win in as many years.

With support from the Australian Government’s Federal Incubator Grant, the 460m2 incubator in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley is designed to help startups streamline the development and commercialisation of ground-breaking hardware products.

The investment from KPMG brings the total amount raised by Nuonic to AU$1.3 million, and adds KPMG to a prominent roster of shareholders including founders Sebastian Jezierski and Derek Hooper, and fintech firm InLoop, which is backed by Macquarie Capital and Westpac.

HCF Catalyst, accelerated by Slingshot, selected the ten participants for this year’s Catalyst program through a nationwide entry process, with finalists pitching their ideas to a leading panel of judges during the HCF Catalyst Pitch Days in December 2017.

Ten of Australia’s best tech companies have been announced as finalists in a unique Latin American accelerator program. After extensive mentoring, the finalists will battle it out in front of judges in Santiago.

Since launching in Paris four years ago, Le Wagon has trained over 2500 students in 26 cities who have gone on to collectively produce more than 75 startups to date, including Kudoz, Skello and Regaind, which was acquired by Apple earlier this year.

Optus recently spoke with our SMB customer base, and found that 46 per cent of SMBs seek advice and expertise from other business owners, with a further 61 per cent saying they have experienced a time where they felt isolated.

The partnership with Typsy will provide EHL the opportunity to significantly develop its blended learning program, which is offered to over 2800 students from 114 countries every year.

Australian crowdsourced courier, Go People, has raised a further $3million in its latest funding round as it looks to capitalise on the market’s thirst for online shopping and on-demand deliveries.

The tablet, which is currently Kickstarter’s number 1 gadget for kids globally, has raised almost $30,000 in pledges and has over 310 backers. However, it still has a way to go to reach its $300,000 goal by the 13th February deadline

FD Global Connections, which works with organisations to launch their businesses in the USA, has announced applications are open for its prestigious New York Immersion Program especially targeting female-led startups and SMEs ready to scale up into the US market.

Ian Aldridge, a lawyer and entrepreneur who set up a true NewLaw online firm, Progressive Legal - to challenge the DNA of the traditional legal firm to meet a new breed of business owners - has seen an exponential rise in smart, savvy and ambitious female business owners knocking on his door.

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