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River City Labs announces plans to double in size in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley

Brisbane's top co-working community and start-up hub, River City Labs, has announced its imminent plans to double in size within the next, six months.

Invoice2go raises another $15 million in Series C round led by Silicon Valley investors

Top mobile invoicing app launches Stripe integration to introduce simplest way for small businesses to get paid, reaches $1 billion in monthly invoices

The Prime Minister’s office and Pollenizer have joined hands to launch a government tech...

The Prime Minister's Office is partnering with Pollenizer to deliver DataStart – an open data initiative to support data‐driven innovation in Australia

Medical tourism start-up opens Sydney base to service its fastest-growing market

More than ever before, Australians are in the market for medical travel, says German medical tourism platform Medigo.com from its new regional office in Sydney

Ethical food advocates demand ACCC investigate Coles and Woolworths. Are farmers and families being...

Australian local food pioneers Food Connect and CERES Fair Food have joined with the National Farmers Federation to call on the ACCC to break up Australia's supermarket duopoly and ensure a more just, equitable and sustainable food future for Australian families.

Innovation challenge launched by Telstra to equip Australia during natural disasters

Brilliant minds across the country are being summoned to stand up and make a difference. Telstra is challenging all Australian researchers and innovators to come...

Zygo’s football boots are ready to “deztruct” Australian sports

Zygo's boots are now available to be purchased in Australia. An Australian brand, Zygo was founded in 2004 by Con Hatzilias, a sports marketer. Zygo's boots have a special technology which enhances power, grip, spin and swerve.

Gerry Harvey talks about his retirement… not! [PODCAST]

Gerry Harvey, chief of Harvey Norman, is now in his 70s. In this rare interview with Gary Barker and Leon Gettler, he talks about the stupidity of people retiring at 65. He also shares insights on the future of Harvey Norman.

Australian Innovation Festival 2010 gears up for national and state launches

The 2010 Australian Innovation Festival celebrates its ninth anniversary by again focusing on the 4Cs of Innovation -- Creativity, Connections, Collaboration and Commercialisation. This year’s Festival theme “Building Sustainable Businesses” highlights the importance of innovation during this period of regeneration from last year’s global economic uncertainty.

Nine Aussies among 25 entrepreneurs creating companies on The Startup Bus travelling from San...

25 entrepreneurs (including nine Aussies) board @TheStartupBus from San Francisco to attend the South by Southwest (SxSW) Conference in Austin. They are to build five businesses from concept to launch over the 48-hour road trip. Their biggest challenge so far is apparently overcoming motion sickness during the trip.

Telstra Business Awards 2010

The Telstra Business Award (established in 1992) recognizes the success of small and medium size business in Australia and recognizes the contribution that small and medium businesses make to the economy of Australia. The Telstra award program also seeks to assist small and medium sized business owners in developing success for their enterprise.

Australian Packaging Awards 2010

The Australian Packaging Awards is an industry sponsored contest that is organised by the Packaging Council of Australia (www.pca.org.au) that invites Australian package designers to showcase their work and compete for top national recognition. This contest allows Australian designers and manufacturers to showcase their talent, people and products both nationally and internationally.

Elizabeth Blackburn named first Australian woman Nobel Laureate

Great news for Australian science with Tasmanian-born molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn yesterday being awarded a Nobel Prize in Medicine.

Peter Henderson, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Jumping ship to work with a larger, market-leading competitor was a disruptive change. The realisation that his entrepreneurial skills would be best utilised growing their business, rather than his own, did not come naturally for Peter Henderson, one of the few genuine "intrapreneurs" in this year's crop of 30under30.

Marita Cheng, 2009 Anthill 30under30 winner

Marita Cheng is still at university (studying a mechatronics engineering and computer science double-degree), but she already owns and runs two businesses.

Why do Australians suck at pitching?

Anthill helped put together Pitch Club’s third event, held in Melbourne late last month. I had a great time, watching nine eager business builders...

Tunnel Talk: Australia's Web 2.0 pioneers

It's been a tough ride for the online crowd, but things are finally moving again, thanks to broadband uptake, new technologies and a bootstrapping ethos that never really died. We chatted to four of our leading internet entrepreneurs about the state of web 2.0 in Australia.

Tunnel Talk: Australia’s Web 2.0 pioneers

It's been a tough ride for the online crowd, but things are finally moving again, thanks to broadband uptake, new technologies and a bootstrapping ethos that never really died. We chatted to four of our leading internet entrepreneurs about the state of web 2.0 in Australia.

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Generating Web Traffic with Mark Middo and James Tuckerman [FREE REPORT]

Not all websites are created equal. That’s the first – and perhaps harshest – lesson when venturing into the ever evolving world of online marketing. Websites don’t draw visitors just by existing; they require love, attention and an understanding of how search engines think. In this Cheat Sheet, Anthill Magazine’s James Tuckerman and guest Mark “Middo” Middleton share their combined wisdom on generating web traffic for new and old websites.

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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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