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Melbourne’s Girl Geek Academy announces first all-women video game making hackathon

Australia’s Girl Geek Academy has responded to market demand and launched Australia’s first all-woman game making hackathon, #SheHacksGames, aimed to increase the number of women working in game development and building tangible products.

Why seller experience is the new battleground in today’s competitive gig economy

The gig economy is no longer something people experiment with – it’s becoming a real career choice for Australian workers almost as quickly as it’s becoming a vital resource for businesses.

This startup has become the world’s first crowdfunded energy retailer and is set to...

DC Power Co has opened pre-registration for those interested in investing in the company, aiming to raise $4.75 million through equity investment to build an energy retailer promising better deals and financial savings for the nation’s 1.7 million solar panel households

Australian startup Lingmo challenges global players with new voice message translation software, on a...

Emerging Australian start-up, Lingmo recently launched Talk2You, a voice messaging translation service available exclusively on their new smartwatch, Time2Translate (T2T). The smartwatch can be purchased today with delivery in April to anywhere in the world.

Meet the multi-million dollar global health-tech company that is being run from cafes

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.

Are you a budding disruptive startup? Caltex Australia has launched a new Slingshot accelerator...

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.

This founder started the ‘Tinder’ for suicide prevention that spread to 55 countries

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.

What does the coming of the Internet of Things (IoT) mean for the future...

In the years to come, you can expect GPS technologies to do things you never imagined, especially when paired with gadgets associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).

Brisbane cybersecurity company beats worldwide competition to be named 2017 FinTech Startup of the...

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.

First Aussie hardware incubator to launch in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley

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.

Here’s why we’re both weary and hopeful about the state of cybersecurity in 2018

We live in a world of room-cleaning robots and artificial-intelligence driven algorithms that sort inboxes after learning users’ habits. So, given all those impressive advancements, why do the news headlines suggest we aren’t making such great strides in the realm of cybersecurity?

HCF Catalyst announces the new guard of Australian health technology entrepreneurs

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.

These ten Australian tech companies have won places on Latin American accelerator

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.

French coding bootcamp for entrepreneurs Le Wagon expands to Australia

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.

Melbourne edutech startup signs landmark deal, announces major global expansion

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.

Automation won 2017: here’s what it means for businesses moving forward in 2018

Throughout the past couple of years, we’ve seen a growing rollout of robotic and software-process automation systems. Major brands like Amazon have been at the forefront of adopting these new technologies.

Here’s just how much damage IT downtime can cause to your business [INFOGRAPHIC]

Every year, an average of 545 working hours is lost to a company because of IT downtime. That would be equal to a company not being able to do business for almost 23 days, or nearly a month.

Are you worried about how much your kids stare at a screen? This might...

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

Ladies, law and order: pioneer online legal firm soars with the support of Australia’s...

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.

Here are 3 tips on how your business can improve its mobile experience platform

Some businesses still have a relatively basic approach when it comes to their online and mobile strategy and simply take their bricks and mortar experience and put that online.

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