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5 ways cloud is fuelling the next wave of innovation in Australia’s fintech space

In fact, Australia’s fintech space is booming. It has been predicted that our fintech sector will reach $4.2 billion by 2020 (up from just under $250 million in 2015).

Australia’s first renewable and advanced energy startup accelerator program launches in Sydney

Four startups with a fledgling product or service will be selected to participate in the Acceleration Program and be supported through a mentored process to become a market ready, investable company.

HCF and Slingshot announce 12 startups for new HCF Catalyst health-tech accelerator

HCF, Australia's leading not-for-profit health fund and corporate Startup accelerator Slingshot have selected seven Startups and five Scaleups from more than 200 applicants and 45 Pitch Day finalists.

5 good reasons why every Australian business should be embracing Gen Zs

In a fast changing society it is crucial that businesses acknowledge and embrace the younger generation - allowing them to cut through the clutter and become relevant in a period of innovation and disruption.

VentureCrowd completes its first Israeli crowdfunding deal with this AI startup

VentureCrowd raised $155,000 in convertible notes, as part of a larger US$3 million funding round led by reputable venture capital firms like CE Ventures, AfterDox, Plus Ventures and 2B Angels.

One10’s accelerator programs are now open and offering $1 million in subsidies to find...

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.

What venture capitalists look for when investing in start-up companies [VIDEO]

Richard Webb from StartMesh, a high-profile entrepreneur, mentor, investor and disruptor shares what VCs look for when investing in start-up companies.

Australia’s tech sector poised for greatness thanks to millennial entrepreneurs

If you look back to the pre-millennial time before 1980’s, there were as many dreams and talents as now. Since then, technology, the Internet and smartphones democratised opportunities and brought them closer to those with the dream to do more, especially the youth.

Don’t be misled, start-ups will create the jobs of the future – we need...

The evidence supports the idea that startup job creation is more than just wishful thinking by the startup community, or jockeying for political position by our government ministers.

Are you ready for executives on demand? Why every SMB needs a part-time ‘CXO’

Working with on demand workers, particularly experienced C-suite executives, is a great way to bring in best practice from outside your company and upskill your existing talent in a way that fits with your business.

Aussie start-up organisations unite to respond to review of the R&D Tax Incentive

StartupAUS, supported by FinTech Australia, StartupWA, StartupTas, TechSydney, Startup Adelaide and Startup Victoria, proposes recommendations to the Federal Government review that would see the scheme enhance its investment in innovative, high-growth businesses.

Got big ideas in health? This health-tech accelerator is returning for its second year

HCF Catalyst is accepting applications from health entrepreneurs, experts and specialists to participate in a 12-week structured program to develop compelling business models and secure the traction, viability and investment needed to succeed.

Spark Festival is back to celebrate start-ups and innovation in Sydney this October

In only its second year, having rebranded from the highly successful Startup Week Sydney in 2015, Spark Festival is Australia's leading startup festival, organised by the startup community for the startup community. The first round of Spark Festival’s program features over 50 events across tracks including The Startup Journey, HealthTech, Going Global, Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber Security, Social Enterprise, Fintech, Education, Diversity and more.

One10 announces two new accelerator programs that will combine two popular start-up business approaches

“At One10, we receive so many pitches from people who get lost between the idea and the execution, lacking the skills or process to create a viable, sustainable and impactful business," said Veronica Munro, One10 CEO.

A lesson from the 2016 Rio Olympics: The mindset of winners is failure and...

What entrepreneurs or would-be entrepreneurs need to remember is that while the risk is high, so too can be the rewards. Like an athlete, it is important to aim high, get into a winning mindset and treat failure as a learning experience.

This human resource tech start-up makes candidate referencing easier and faster

Xref, at its core, is an automated, cloud-based candidate referencing platform – that in itself is a major win for its clients in terms of the time and money they save on resources otherwise wasted on calling and chasing referees.

This one simple idea from a billion dollar inventor could catapult your startup [VIDEO]

Key draws on his own experience as a billion dollar inventor to offer how-to's and other takeaways you can use to get off the ground and into the black. Case studies, tips, and advice from other successful entrepreneurs underscore key principles to make it easier than ever for you to achieve your business and life dreams.

4.6 million Australian jobs may be at risk within the decade – new StartupAUS...

"The paper highlights the extensive economic benefits of building innovation hubs which have powerful multiplier effects. There’s a lot at stake here - if we get it right, we’ll be able to capitalise on it"

Startups you really need to know about [VIDEO]

First up, this is a long video. But, it's worth watching. So, go grab some coffee, sit back and watch this. This video from Entrepreneur magazine...

Sometimes, things are easier than you think [VIDEO]

Yes! It's the first 'tenuous business-linked video' of 2015. Don't worry. There are many more planned. But this one is something rather special. Why? Because at first,...

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It’s often said that everyone will have at least one big business idea in his or her lifetime. But how do you know if your next big idea is genuinely great or a genuine waste of time? This cheat sheet will help you formulate ideas, identify opportunities, evaluate their strengths and take your first big step forward. Learn how to get focus and clarity. Plus, score a bonus tip that will help you more than you might think!

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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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