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Influencer martketplace theright.fit scoops the 2018 Mumbrella Award for Innovation

theright.fit is a two sided marketplace for creative talent and influencers, making it easy, efficient and cost effective for brands to book campaigns, from TVCs, print campaigns, events and social media executions.

Why GDPR is not just a European IT issue and what it means for...

On the 25th May, the European Union (EU) brought into force the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with the aim of harmonising data protection laws across Europe as well as giving greater protection to individuals. It is one of the biggest changes to data protection rules over the last two decades.

This tech startup is here to change how international students apply to study in...

Three brothers Nick, Mike and Guilherme from Brazil, who are currently living in Australia, have been working on Brigie's development since November 2016.

Australia’s best and brightest fintech startups celebrated at 2018 Finnie Awards

The Finnies celebrate the remarkable achievements of Australia’s best FinTech businesses who are recognised for excellence in sectors such as lending, wealth management, payments, crowdfunding, blockchain, artificial intelligence and regtech.

12 startups are getting a chance to build their ideas into a global business...

The intensive 6-month program, powered by Australia’s largest tech start-up accelerator, BlueChilli, gives early-stage entrepreneurs the opportunity of a lifetime to quit their day job and have their innovative idea become a global reality.

Lost your glasses? Need a new pair cheaply and quickly? This disruptor is here...

Dresden was formed in 2014 when Jeffreys and equally poor-sighted designer Jason McDermott decided they could make more functional, versatile and dependable glasses without the high price tags.

Cloud accounting tech startup Rounded has secured a Series A investment round

Rounded provides intuitive and straightforward accounting solutions, specifically for sole-traders. The SaaS company, established in 2015 hopes to aggressively pursue its growth strategy, targeting the lucrative and growing “gig economy”

Co-working hub Tank Stream Labs launches its first ever blockchain hub in Sydney

Leading tech and co-working hub, Tank Stream Labs has announced it will partner with Blockchain Professionals Sydney in launching its blockchain focused hub in Sydney.

Australian startup OneCrop was crowned winner of the APAC Future Food Asia Award

Led by Andrew Logan, the startup was crowned overall winner for their innovative solution that increases crop yields and tackles the issue of plastic waste in agriculture through a unique degradable mulch film.

Global travel money brand set to disrupt Australian holiday insurance and forex market

Thomas Cook Money has launched its first product, a digital travel insurance product tailored to the Australian market. Next will be a foreign exchange offering and a prepaid travel card to help customers plan, save, borrow and spend their holiday money, both domestically and internationally.

Artificial intelligence startup Silent Eight wins top fintech/regtech award in Australia

Silent Eight bagged the main prize, edging out 10 finalists with roots from the US, UK, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The pitch fest was held in conjunction with the RegTech Association’s maiden #ACCELERATE RegTech 2018 event in Sydney recently.

World’s first co-ownership platform launches to tackle housing affordability

The unique platform helps friends, family and like-minded buyers purchase a home together, connecting them with the right property, real estate agent, legal, mortgage and insurance providers all in the one place.

Here is why you should never really take no for an answer when it...

In the past, some people lectured me about being so determined that a solution must exist and for never taking no for an answer. In reality, though, conviction combined with unconventional thinking is the only way I have been able to find better ways of doing things.

Is your dog feeling sick? Worry no more, the Uber for vets (and your...

The app currently has 32 vets approved to work across Melbourne with a target of 50 vets and 5,000 customers across Melbourne by September 2018.

How to get your back end in shape – successful online retailers need more...

Still waiting to see if this internet thing catches on? No, I didn’t think so. Obviously, the retail landscape has changed significantly in the...

Real estate tech startup Next Address is here to change the way you buy...

Next Address Founder and CEO Julie O’Donohue’s own experience as an ex-real estate agent led her to create a platform that is transparent, offers a more affordable way of buying and selling property, saves people time and puts the customer in complete control.

This new Sydney startup is here to change the way event planners work with...

Founded by singer and professional musician Javier Trueba, The Hip Stars Band is a cooperative of national musicians – singers and instrumentalists.

Do you want to be like Amazon? Here are 6 business tips your company...

Business owners often look to Amazon for inspiration to success. The commerce and cloud computing giant’s profits rise every year, with 2017 seeing net sales revenue of over 177 billion.

Here are 5 ways to transform your business with simple tech, no matter what...

Software that was once reserved for large corporations is now allowing one-person businesses to run their business entirely from a smartphone. From being more organized to automating more of your daily tasks, here are 5 ways simple technology can bring your business huge returns with little investment

Are you a tech innovation superstar? Optus is offering you a share of $300k...

Start-ups, social entrepreneurs and charities can now submit their tech solutions to the Optus Future Makers program for their chance to secure a share of $300,000 in funding and the opportunity to work with some of Australia’s best talent to help bring their ideas to life.

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