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One of the most important things to remember is that you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help because many connections will be able to put you in touch with new connections and help you grow your network.

JoinMyWedding.com is the first online global platform that enables to-be married couples to open up their weddings to travellers who seek authentic cultural experiences on their holidays by connecting them via selling and buying tickets to weddings.

Deliveroo, the global on-demand food delivery service, recently announced a AU$361 million Series E investment, led by Bridgepoint, existing investor DST Global, and General Catalyst with participation from existing investor Greenoaks Capital.

Workplace well-being is a growing trend. When a company fully integrates a ‘domesticated’ workplace with high levels of social interaction, opportunities to relax, and amenities to eat and exercise, the increased rates of productivity, retention and satisfaction are exponential.

It is clear from these growth figures that there is a huge untapped market for Australian companies to sell goods and services to Chinese consumers through online channels. However, this market can be notoriously difficult to do business in.

TechSydney is a not-for-profit enterprise led by some of Australia’s most successful and influential entrepreneurs and innovators who have a mutual determination to see Sydney boom onto the global tech stage.

"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"

While the focus is often on how business and tech co-founders combine to create successful start-ups, Sinorbis, an emerging Australian digital company helping companies tap into China’s burgeoning online consumer population, brings Western and Eastern expertise together to benefit Australian businesses.

Australian start-up incubator Tech Pilot Fund are hosting a weekend-long hackathon event in Sydney with a difference. The event is the initiative of Tech Pilot Fund founder and CEO Simon Anquetil to help foster a healthy start-up scene in Australia and reinforce the crucial role of women in the tech industry.

At an awards event in Melbourne, Richard Earl, Executive Chairman and Founder of Talent, announced the APAC regional winners for the 2016 Talent Unleashed Awards, naming the most talented and disruptive entrepreneurs in the Asia-Pacific Region and demonstrating the strength and diversity of the APAC technology sector.

Australia’s first marketplace for home loans, HashChing recently announced its $1 billion of home loans milestone as momentum builds for the Sydney based fintech company.

The inaugural Optus Future Makers program, launched earlier this year, is designed to foster digital innovation that has the ability to change the social landscape.

Hiring the best talent straight off the mark is not easy, not cheap and it can be risky. It may be tempting to take the ‘safer’ option of hiring less experienced staff at the start with the intention of attracting more experienced talent as the business grows.

KPMG Australia recently announced the launch of mLabs, a market-first corporate fintech accelerator connecting forward-thinking mutual Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs) with some of Australia’s most exciting fintech startups.

New service recently launched in Sydney, allows taxi drivers to deliver parcels 24/7. After two months of operations, the Sydney-based company expands its activities to more cities across the country.

• Disrupter delivery business rushed by investors • People Post says fragmented courier industry ripe for the picking • Greenwich Capital Partners secures $1.25 million for the parcel distribution of the future

Using mobile payments technology by Square Reader, Flour Market has become Sydney’s first cashless market by transforming its traditional cash market.

One10, Australia’s national social enterprise accelerator, has accepted its first Sydney-based participant, a charity giving platform called Promise Or Pay

In this excerpt from Unwritten author Jack Delosa uses the example of Richard Branson to show how great entrepreneurs deal with crisis, fear and doubt

her/, a new Aussie feminine care brand looking to inspire positive social change for women raised $50,000 in 48 hours in its first crowd funding campaign

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