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Koala personifies forward-thinking, entrepreneurial young business. Co-founders Mitch Taylor and Dany Milham’s unique approach has seen Koala disrupt the traditional mattress market and crack an impressive $12 million in sales in just 12 months.

Humble beginnings inspired a voracious entrepreneurial streak, and Kogan is now worth hundreds of millions of dollars thanks to his startup, Kogan.com, a wildly successful online retailer.

Some of the problem areas to be addressed include disability access and support, employment, entrepreneurship, health, housing, language, legal and migration advice, working qualifications, tracing family, and translation services.

Consumers are able to search for auctions on the site in nearly 10 ways – including by price, auction status or suburb - and look at the bidding history of those that have already gone under the hammer.

New research by IBISWorld suggests that 2017 is likely to be characterised by growth in Road and Bridge Construction, Sugar Manufacturing, Oil and Gas Extraction, Data Storage and Child Care Services.

Epic Catch focuses on bringing two people together over an activity that they both find appealing. This takes away a lot of the pressure often associated with online dating or joining a larger, established group.

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.

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.

Lemonade Stand has partnered with Plattar, Australia's first and easiest to use Augmented Reality (AR) platform, to allow young, budding 3D artists to view and manipulate their creations in an AR environment.

One10 are offering places for up to 12 startups to participate in Activate, and 5 scaleups in Amplify in each location, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and its first regional centre Geelong, Victoria.

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.

The app offers a unique opportunity for busy working professionals to link to young people of refugee background with similar interests and provide advice about how to move into that industry.

The Honee concept is simple; the platform is dedicated to making beauty and wellness experiences easier. It is an online directory with incredibly detailed customer information as well as the capability for instant bookings.

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.

Investible’s LAB Program is an eight-week, full time start-up accelerator, where winning companies access up to $250,000 in capital from the Club Investible network.

Young Australians are the keenest for airborne deliveries with 24 per cent of 18-24 year olds hoping drones can deliver their goods faster, compared to the national average of just 16 per cent.

For starters, open source is inherently flexible, removing vendor lock-in and providing code which can be customised or extended to meet a particular need.

Becoming an entrepreneur after being an employee my whole career was a case of aging five years in five minutes. I’m the guy walking around the street with big bags under his eyes and more grey hair than when you last saw him.

Technology can have an incredible impact on the world and RHoK is there to connect NFPs and great tech talent to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.

The Kidpreneur-in-Residence trip to Moose Toys was the grand prize experience for the winners of the Challenge, which saw more 2000 Australian students raise $100,000 for charities in 2016 as a result of their own micro-businesses.

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