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Cashrewards has seen tremendous success in creating an entirely new industry in Australia, achieving spectacular growth in less than four years. The company has grown from nothing to a 50+ person company, with a 2% share of the total national online shopping market.

Next Address Founder and CEO Julie O’Donohue’s own experience as an ex-real estate agent led her to create a platform that is transparent, offers a more affordable way of buying and selling property, saves people time and puts the customer in complete control.

The Zimrii Platform seeks to turn the music value chain more in favour of the artists and away from the various music intermediaries who dilute the potential earnings of the artist.

The question that is all too often asked is this – does an Australian start-up need to move to The Valley to be successful?

Alongside internships, Outcome.Life help their clients to choose the right Professional Year provider, ensuring that students not only kickstart their career, but also achieve permanent residency status where appropriate.

Congratulations and best of luck to these 10 ground-breaking Aussie companies which demonstrate the breadth and excellence of our start-up community.

Sydney company Kontented wants to become “the Netflix of bite-sized content” aimed at the millennial generation with its mobile youth web platform and video network, SnackableTV.

The SproutX Accelerator will run regular workshops from its co-working space in Melbourne, however startup participants will be able to work from anywhere in Australia, ensuring they are close to their existing and potential customers.

The Programme -- which only selects 100 startups world-wide annually -- helps entrepreneurs and early-stage technology businesses and startups looking to relocate their business to the U.K.

At the end of the day, business partnerships may be hard work but they are also a blessing. It can be comforting when there’s another person as invested in the success of the business as you are, who’s willing to work hard to make the vision a reality.

As a non-technical founder, you simply don’t know, what you don’t know. Working with a contractor gives you more control over the relationship in my opinion and lets you add and amend the scope based on the early feedback you receive.

The research indicated the See & Save system could save five minutes in emergency response time (down from 11 minutes to six minutes) - which could mean the difference between life and death in some serious situations.

However, resistance to change hasn't stopped the creation of disruptive new ideas, particularly in Sydney. Here's a look at the entrepreneurs, and investors who are powering the next wave of innovation Down Under.

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.

Techstars Adelaide is designed to support early-stage companies advancing state-of-the-art applications in Internet of things (IoT), big data, sensors and robotics, with potential to developing and commercialising technologies connected to the defence and security sectors.

Travelshoot announces an investment of $500,000 from these Queensland based investors to help scale its business and maximise global opportunities with its travel partners, including ­Flight Centre Travel Group, Helloworld and RACQ.

Outfit is already making more than $750K with its recurring revenue model in its first year, and Bruce plans to grow the business to $10mil recurring revenue by 2020. He is looking at a Series A round of funding in the next 6 months as well.

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.

Christoph Tavan wants to share some insights that he has gathered during the last 3 years while founding and successfully scaling a real-time bidding (RTB) company from a two-person startup to a leading technology provider in the field.

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.

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