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How strong is the Australia-Asia startup connection? What do we need to with it?

Looking beyond the sheer scale of China, or the crowded startup hubs of Hong Kong and Singapore, reveals a market that’s brimming with opportunity for Australia’s creatively minded entrepreneurs.

Here’s what you need to know about the Australia-Asia startup connection

Asia used to be a great stopover destination when flying to Europe to get some shopping done or head to the beach, but times...

Game-changing Aussie fintech in $1.5m raise uses predictive analytics to turbocharge retirement savings

Using an individual’s profile and their investment goals, the mathematical algorithms within Investfit optimise financial outcomes and identify the best investment strategies.

Will this new plan for a supersized start-up hub turn Sydney into the global...

The private sector led, NSW Government-backed Jobs for NSW is calling on business accelerators, incubators and other start-up partnering services to sign up to the new Sydney Startup Hub, which it’s hoped will rival similar venues around the world.

This startup risked all of its $1.67m revenue on a thought bubble, and it’s...

PoweredLocal is a Wi-Fi and social media marketing startup that helps connect small businesses to their customers. At it’s most basic level it gives customers access to free Wi-Fi in return for a check-in on Facebook or other social media platform.

2017 trends: Top entrepreneurs predict what will shape the startup space this year

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will be the hype technologies for 2017 and we will hear of the many applications that are possible and how these technologies will fundamentally disrupt work as we know it.

Chinese-backed advisory firm BMYG launches $50m fund for offbeat startups

The new fund is being set up in response to escalating demand from its client base, who are aiming to take more risk with their portfolio and diversify away from traditional investments in Australia, such as property.

Drink to start-up success: This 5 month old Aussie beverage disruptor is already on...

The company envisions a new class of wellness beverage, called focus drinks, made with natural functional ingredients that are shown to support levels of focus, concentration and mental performance.

4 common mistakes Australian exporters make which hold them back on Alibaba.com

Just as you would not treat a traditional B2B transaction like this, you should not expect this from Alibaba. You need to spend time negotiating with interested buyers, building their trust and coming to an agreement.

Meet the entrepreneur behind the world’s first barista standard reusable coffee cup

The outcome was a lightweight and thoroughly considered design that was BPA free and non-toxic; the world’s first barista standard reusable cup, KeepCup was born.

How Aussie SMBs can use government grants to crack into the tough Asian market

If Austrade has specifically designed a special category under this grant for marketing consultants, it shows that they understand the limitations and the challenges around breaking into an overseas market like Asia.

Is your business sustainable or is it destined to become just another failure statistic?

How often do we hear or read that a lack of strategic planning and operational management is the cause of an SME to fail? It happens far too often, but it doesn’t need to with a little foresight and planning.

Aussie fashion retailer GRANA is raising a $10 million Series A round led by...

Following the Q1 announcement of its US $6 million in seed funding earlier this year, led by Golden Gate Ventures, MindWorks and Bluebell Group, the GRANA team will move into a new 18,000 square-foot centralised warehouse in Hong Kong this month to manage business growth and plans to double its headcount to 100 employees by the end of 2017.

Victorian Government allocates $600k for accelerator to boost Melbourne start-ups

Startupbootcamp received $600,000 for the first year (2016), with the potential of following up funding in the subsequent years. The funds will enable the opening of a hardware lab in Kydo, Melbourne’s IoT and Data Tech Startup Space and will provide the core funding for the launch of the accelerator program in 2017.

This award-winning company is pushing innovation in the construction industry with a new powerful...

Makinex is an Australian owned private company that have been experts in the design, development and distribution of innovative products since 2004.

This new tech start-up has got taxi drivers switching lanes into parcel delivery

New service recently launched in Sydney, allows taxi drivers to deliver parcels 24/7. After two months of operations, the Sydney-based company expands its activities to more cities across the country.

iCommercial looks to expand globally after capturing over two thirds of Australia’s commercial real...

Having acquired almost 70 per cent of the commercial real estate market since launching two years ago, iCommercial is set to make waves on a global scale

Australia’s ‘Airbnb of storage’ is taking on Asia’s AUD$4 billion self storage market

Aussie peer-to-peer and B2C marketplace for space, Spacer recently partnered with Europe’s largest peer-to-peer storage provider, Costockage to enter Asia

Why are you taking forever to get paid? Here’s how to deal with dictator...

Lengthy repayment terms are a nightmare for small business owners . David Jackson, CEO of FundX, shares how to protect yourself against troublesome debtors

3 things you need to know if you want to gain an edge in...

As more and more businesses move towards a smarter, more consumer-centric data-driven approach, here is how marketers can gain better insights from data.

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