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Melbourne based energy management tech start-up carbonTRACK has secured a further AUD$2 million valuing it at AUD$23 million, and plans to further expand
Sydney Angels backed event-led start-up, Venuemob, has launched into Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast adding to its existing presence in Sydney and Melbourne.
Australian taxi app and integrated mobile payment provider ingogo recently successfully closed a $12 million Series C funding round, ahead of its plans to...
The Big Pitch is back again this year, and this year it’s even more exciting. Big Pitch is looking for tech startups with big ideas,...
In 2012, Danielle Geagea saw a gap in the market to bring style to real estate and provide a fresh experience for the consumer in the urban marketplace. Bada-bing! ZSA ZSA Property was born the following year. Now, the company aims to provide a better real estate experience for the consumer, provide options for the urban market and challenge the industry status quo.
Recently, I began to think about the way I read emails, and in turn the way people read my emails. You may think that...
It’s a modest proposal – a humble notion, you might say. Well, that’s not really accurate. It might be better to call it a...
The year is 1993; Brett Birkill has just finished Year 12 at a good school in Melbourne with a strong VCE result and his...
Do you have a creative concept for a mobile, web or cloud app? Then how does this sound? An award from one of Australia’s...
Recently, two Startup Weekend events have wrapped up in Australia. These events place would-be entrepreneurs in a 54-hour crunch to pitch, plan, and produce a new product or service. The format is global, with happenings going on all over the globe on an almost monthly basis.
Right now, the average cost of a takeaway cappuccino in Australia is $3.47. On average, Australians are paying no more this quarter for their cappuccino than last quarter. The Gilkatho Cappuccino Price Index™ has slowed this quarter in comparison to the CPI, but still shows a marked increase on the CPI over the year.
I have always held the belief that the pinnacle of my career would be to successfully create and run my own business. I really wanted to test myself and see what I could do. I have enormous respect for people who put themselves on the line and take the calculated risk to give something a red hot go.
Businesses exist to make money. That’s not news right? And, if a company does not generate sufficient profits it may fail. That's not news either. Business bankruptcies are on the rise, with ASIC statistics show that 1123 companies were placed into receivership in February 2012. So, what can businesses do to get better profits?
Burns is betting that Australians will dump low-cost, tax preparation software in favour of Mr Tax Refund, which adds human specialist knowledge to the process.
The weak link in most healthcare systems lies in the access. Or, as Healthengine.com.au frames the problem: It's always a public holiday when you slice off half a finger trying to prune back a tree, and then what do you do? Healthengine claims a network of 50,000 doctors and its website has 200,000 visitors each month.
McCulloch began Social innovation in Western Australia (SiiWA) with the intent to bridge the gap between the plenitude of resources that supported the dominant industry (i.e. mining) and the lack of resources for innovative social enterprise. The idea is to "support entrepreneurs, communities and businesses to deliver social good through innovative means," he explains.
Small businesses will do anything to cut costs. This is because most of them face stiff competition and every penny counts. With a typical small entrepreneur hardly being an expert in information technology, computer equipment tends to get the short shrift – not always to good effect.
Daily deals remain on a tear as innovation adds spice to the sector. First there were deal sites like Scoopon and Cudo. Then came the deal aggregators like AllTheDeals and BargainDesk. Now here is a deal aggregator with a local twist – a la BargainDesk meets Foursquare, if you will.
A team of scientists, led by Dr Jose Varghese at CSIRO, has focused its research on a destructive protein known as amyloid beta, which assembles itself in the brain and builds up plaque that is associated with Alzheimer's disease.
When Australia decides to get serious about its renewable-energy initiatives, we recommend that Ms. Gillard give Eric Jacqmain a ring. The youngster from the American Midwest created a portable "death ray" that, at its focal point, boasts the heat of 5,000 suns.