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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.

Are we really creating a secure Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT)? [INFOGRAPHIC]

An ideal EIoT partner must be able to show that protecting customers’ information and data is always the priority. By 2020, it is estimated that retailers will have spent $2.5 billion on EIoT but will EIoT systems be secure enough by then?

12 startup teams will be vying for victory during the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Twelve startup teams will be vying for victory during the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast after being selected for The University of Queensland’s inaugural global HYPE UQ SPIN Lab sports innovation program.

Australia’s only creative tech startup weekend to be held by QUT CEA in Brisbane

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) will invite developers, designers, entrepreneurs and technologists to take their business idea from concept to launch at Brisbane’s Startup...

Salesforce calls for Aussie startups to enter its PitchComp for a chance to win...

Finalists will receive travel, accommodation and two full passes to Salesforce World Tour Sydney 2018 and the chance to win USD $100,000 in funding from Salesforce Ventures.

This new tech startup is here to help local retailers tackle the Amazon threat...

Stampp allows users to keep all their business-related stuff in Stampp and all their personal related stuff in Facebook, making life simple, organized and easy. Stampp works by allowing friends to find, organize, and share all the businesses they like and use

Meet the Australian family business behind Tasmania’s best-kept pain relieving secret

Entrepreneur Hayden Brass, along with his parents, Michelle (a naturopath) and Simon (a horticulturalist), have worked together to developed a product range, Zea Relief, for fast-acting and long-lasting natural relief to those who need it.

Australian startup VIVRA here to modernise the bum bag through innovative design

The ‘bum bag’ has been transformed by Emily Bitkow (30) and Sarah Hua (33), young entrepreneurs from Brisbane who founded the startup VIVRA - a simple yet sophisticated solution.

Investible pilot national accelerator program sees Indigenous entrepreneurs take flight

Indigenous Business Australia’s (IBA) national accelerator program, run by early stage investment group Investible, has helped nine early-stage indigenous startups turn their businesses into viable commercial enterprises. The...

Are you a great clean energy start-up? Origin wants you for its new global...

Origin is searching for clean energy start-ups to join this unique accelerator program that will be hosted in Australia, Europe and USA and will connect start-ups with utilities that have more than 73 million customers in over 40 countries.

How new Australian startup founders are approaching Japan as a global market

It was a Tuesday evening in late December 2017 and the room was filled with 200+ business people with a very niche interest: the innovation relationship between Australia and Japan.

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