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Love thy neighbour: Tech startup StreetHubs is rebuilding society one street at a time

New tech startup StreetHubs is launching in Melbourne’s silicon-valley, Richmond, taking a grassroots approach to building a better society, one street at a time.

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.

The ultimate guide to choosing the right e-commerce platform for your business

To create a feature-rich eCommerce store, the first step is to choose the right eCommerce development platform. Here's the comprehensive guide to picking a platform with a user-centric approach.

How I turned a startup into one of Australia’s fastest-growing tech companies in 3...

Since its launch in 2015 Aaron Brooks and his business partner Ben McGrath have transformed Vamp into a leading influencer marketing platform with offices around the world.

Aussie tech start-up Incent brings cryptocoin rewards to video gaming in tie-up with with...

Australian tech start-up Incent has partnered with gaming league leader Gfinity Esports Australia to build the world’s first live broadcasting rewards platform powered by cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, now poised to disrupt the world of online gaming.

Australian startup Conpago tackles social isolation issue for the elderly with robotics

Aged care tech startup, Conpago, is combining software, robotics and the humble kettle to reduce loneliness and enable connection in the elderly, with a suite of intuitive products.

Are you a successful tech scale-up in Australia and New Zealand? The UK Tech...

On the hunt for successful Australasian technology scale-ups, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) has launched its Tech Rocketship Awards in Australia and New Zealand.

This Melbourne fintech startup is looking to disrupt the way young Australians travel

Melbourne based fintech startup Pelikin is gearing up to launch their mobile-only multi-currency account and prepaid Visa card, which aims to change the way young Australians travel.

HCF Caltalyst accelerator returns to help health tech startups shape the future of Australian...

The 12-week program, in partnership with Slingshot, is now in its fourth year and offers participants access to HCF mentors and hands-on resources such as funding, industry relationship-building, and strategic guidance to turn their ideas into investment-ready businesses.

StartCon is on the hunt for new tech startup talent in APAC as Silicon...

The barriers to entry for young companies in Silicon Valley are skyrocketing because of soaring costs, and longtime locals fed up with Valley are departing for greener, fresher pastures. Indeed, Peter Thiel, who co-founded PayPal with Tesla and SpaceX chief Elon Musk, left Silicon Valley after becoming dissatisfied with the culture in the Valley, among other reasons.

Slingshot announces a massive 20 startups for its second Horizons global travel and tourism...

Last year, Slingshot launched Horizons, a tourism industry accelerator backed by Brisbane Airport Corporation, Amadeus IT and the Queensland Government’s $650 million Advance Queensland initiative. The program was such a success, it opened again for applications early this year.

EdTech startup Ed App raises $4m from workplace solutions provider SafetyCulture

Ed App, the leading mobile-first technology company that facilitates more than 35,000 micro lessons daily, has announced it has raised $4 million from workplace solutions tech company, SafetyCulture.

Stockland partners with BlueChilli to accelerate startup innovation in proptech

Powered by Australia’s largest tech start-up accelerator BlueChilli, The Stockland Accelerator offers start-ups the opportunity to refine their bold idea and develop it into a prototype, with $38,000 upfront investment and up to $500,000 in follow-on funding.

Microsoft welcomes 14 Australian startups to its debut Sydney ScaleUp Program

The Australian startups who will take part include, Auror, Daisee, FreightExchange, Hyper Anna, InDebted, Kapiche, Karbon, Makers Empire, Teamgage, SimpleKYC, StartVR, VendorPanel and Winimy AI.

WeWork forms world-first partnership with disruptive Aussie edtech startup Zambesi

Described as the Airbnb of education, Zambesi disrupts traditional education with a marketplace model that enables high-profile business leaders to create and lead their own accelerated face-to-face training programs whilst retaining their IP.

This health company is using a first of its kind IT solution to go...

ITonCloud client Home Care Holdings, a mobile health provider, was one of the first to take advantage of the new Skype for Business Enterprise Plus as well as Standard to meet users’ needs appropriately. The first rollout has been completed with already 300 users utilising all the features, with another 200 being to be added to complete the first two stages of the roll out.

These two Aussie retail tech companies have joined forces to help small retailers succeed...

Australia’s leading retail management platform, Neto, and ‘one of a kind’ repricing engine StreetPricer, are busting the myth that marketplaces are a race to the bottom, and helping SMB retailers realise the opposite is most often true.

What to know about the phenomenon that is data science, how women can excel...

The demand for data scientists today is already high with no signs of abating. At any given time, there are around 550 jobs advertised for data scientists in Australia on sites like SEEK and Indeed.

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...

What you need to know about the far-reaching impact of the gig economy today

Businesses like Uber, Deliveroo and Airtasker are booming thanks to more and more people choosing to gain a second income. Some will pursue the gig economy as a full time option and a study predicted that by 2020, 43 percent of American workers would be independent contractors.

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