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Australia’s Number 2 is Anthill’s Number 1 at the sixth annual Cool Company Awards

All Hail the New Number 2! Launched in 1993 in a Western Australia garage, the company sells itself as solid like a big telco but spunky like a startup. iiNet has also challenged itself with breakthrough products, the latest of which is iiNet Labs, a research and development division that focuses on the needs of the company and its customers. The company that once organised staff for a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro now finds itself at the summit of 'coolness', taking home the top accolade at Anthill Magazine's Sixth Annual Cool Company Awards.

Is contracting an industrial designer the right choice for you?

Think you need to contract an industrial designer for your business? Why would you contract an industrial designer when a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) draftsman is available? With a CAD draftsman, you will save money, get your job drawn up and be ready for production. But, are you really saving, are you getting an “edge?”

How can digital services keep up with customer expectations in this new “always on”...

Our expectations of digital services have evolved as we shift to an "always-on" world. From the moment we wake up, we rely on technology to navigate our lives.
David Davies, founder AgUnity

This Brisbane entrepreneur left banking to build a disruptive agtech startup, now looks to...

Former Goldman Sachs and Lehman Bros banker David Davies, founder of impact startup and agtech business AgUnity, recently announced the launch of its equity crowdfunding campaign with Equitise to raise $1.25 million.
Silvia_Pfeiffer, Coviu

Bushfire-affected victims to receive free access to mental health services via telehealth

As part of the initiative, Coviu has teamed up with over 30 clinicians across Australia who have pledged to support bushfire-affected communities by offering telehealth services which are fully bulk billed.
Vince Pizzinga, co-owner of Sydney’s spaghetti and spritz bar Mark and Vinny’s

How a Sydney restaurant went online in a day to keep the cash –...

One of the worst hit industries is hospitality, with restaurants, bars and cafes across Australia forced to close their doors and focus on take-out only.
Insurtech disruptor Open receives backing from AirTree to support its global growth

Insurtech disruptor Open receives backing from AirTree to support its global growth

By using tech to automate insurance, from quote to claim, we’ve significantly improved the product experience, simplifying insurance for brokers, brands and customers” Jason Wilby, co-founder and CEO of Open said.

Do you know how chatbots are changing what we know about customer experience?

Businesses are embracing advanced technology and artificial intelligence to improve production. AI has more benefits than just streamlined manufacturing, though. With the use of...

MoneyMe’s latest $30 million capital raise shows that investors are growing much more confident...

Consumer fintech start-up MoneyMe has raised $30 million after just two years in operation, signaling increasing confidence by investors in fintech

Every Aussie store can now accept Bitcoin thanks to CoinJar. Where are people spending...

Forget about waiting for your local cafe or grocery store to accept Bitcoin. Every store in Australia with an EFTPOS terminal can now accept...

This fintech startup is shining a light on the not-so-super sector for businesses and...

Australia’s first independent, employee choice-of-fund platform, Roll-it Super, has announced its pilot launch, with plans to shake-up Australia’s employer nominated (default) superannuation sector and awaken employers and employees to the critical role super fund selection plays in our financial futures.

This Aussie green startup joins the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator powered by Techstars...

Arcadis, a global design and consultancy for natural and built assets, recently announced Australian start-up, Senscity, will join nine other start-ups from around the...

This Sydney-based startup is letting you say goodbye to parking fines and car park...

Tired of driving around in circles looking for a park, skyrocketing parking fees and pesky parking fines? The new...

Dimmi founder has returned with a new app that changes the way Aussies order...

Dimmi founder Stevan Premutico last week revealed that he is back in start-up land, ready to have another crack at disrupting the...

To the stars and beyond: What you need to know about the future of...

Meanwhile, new Australian space companies have emerged in the early 2010s focusing on satellite-related services (such as the Internet of Things) and small launch vehicles, attracting over A$60 million of investor funding.
William Choi, Posture360

The Aussie company with world-first wearable tech preventing back pain in the workplace [VIDEO]

With offices in Seoul and Melbourne, the Australian-based Posture360 has declared war on back pain with its innovative technology. A back pain sufferer himself, William Choi has been in the posture business for almost a decade and saw a gap in the market.

What’s next for Google? Find out from Larry Page [VIDEO]

Google is now one of the internet behemoths but it began, like most businesses, as an idea. Now, it seems that there are few areas...

Will robots take over? How automatisation will influence different jobs [SPONSORED]

Even though technology is an amazing invention, it sure has downsides. Automation will streamline operations in different sectors, but it will displace many jobs as well.

Brisbane to help asylum seekers and refugees resettle in Australia via technology

Some of the problem areas to be addressed include disability access and support, employment, entrepreneurship, health, housing, language, legal and migration advice, working qualifications, tracing family, and translation services.

Dear Santa, I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to fit a 3D printer down...

Sick of boring family portraits? You know the ones. When it all goes horribly wrong, the photos end up on Awkward Family Photos. No more! 3D printing has come to the rescue.

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How to secure lucrative sponsorships in five steps [CHEAT SHEET]

If you’re running an event or any major initiative, you’ve got overheads, marketing responsibilities and a small army of people counting on you. And, of...

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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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