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PACK & SEND has announced an all-female finalist line-up for its inaugural Small Business...

The winning small business will receive a prize pack that includes $10,000 worth of parcel and freight services from PACK & SEND, a three-month business mentorship with Hannah Staples, co-founder of Peppermint Grove Australia.

Real estate, meet real time: This start-up lets you follow the house of your...

After WA trial, tech start-up followit brings real time to real estate giving Australian home buyers live information on real estate the second it is listed

A tech start-up is disrupting how we search for homes to buy with a...

With just a team of three, Hutbitat has managed to achieve market coverage for NSW and Victoria in under a year. Now, it looks to Western Australia.

Some Australian industries are set to fly in the new financial year, others to...

As Australian companies move into the new financial year, business information analysts at IBISWorld reveal the industries set to flourish and those set to flounder over the next 12 months.

Australian winemakers are on an ice-breaking journey into China to quench its rapidly growing...

Taking grapes from Western Australia’s Frankland River region, Ferngrove River Wines has exported wine from one of the most secluded wine estates to China’s...

Meet ZSA ZSA Property, Anthill 2014 Cool Company Award WINNER [New Business]

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.

Arna Jade, 2014 Anthill 30under30 Winner

What is the 30under30? 30under30 is an Anthill initiative launched in early 2008 to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among young Australians. Each year, we invite our...

These are the top five everyday services Australians seek online. Are you offering one...

New research by online local business directory TrueLocal has revealed the everyday services Australians want the most right at their fingertips – and why...

The storm is over, the storm is over now! Seriously, SMEs are singing along...

The research found that 26% of SMEs expected the domestic economy to improve within 12 months, an obviously welcome increase from the 19% of the July 2012 report.

Brodie McCulloch, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Up-and-Comer

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.

The number of Australian businesses online grows with Western Australia leading the way

According to MYOB, the number of Australian businesses online grew since last November, with Western Australia named as the state with the greater percentage of businesses with a website. Leading the way for social media use are Victorian businesses. The report also found that more businesses with a website had an increase in revenue (32%) than those without (22%).

Brisbane’s innovation juggernaut keeps rolling, but how long? (Skilled labour shortages overtakes funding as...

Brisbane’s innovation engine is humming right now but could soon be spluttering for want of a key driver – skilled labour. At least that...

CSIRO scientists break ground with mapping of Alzheimer’s protein [INNOVATOR]

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.

Q (SMART 100)

I developed an interactive touch-screen system for a food outlet that I owned. The aim of the system was to entertain my customers whilst they waited for their order. The system interleaved in-store advertising in between the ‘entertainmentʾ. My now business partner was a smallgoods representative that serviced the store. He saw the product and, seeing the possibilities, we quickly formed a partnership and collaborated over many years to develop the Q In-Store Advertising System with Now Serving module.

Watrwing (SMART 100)

I thought of the device while I was living in Broome, WA in 2006. Being a water lover I decided to make a prototype out of some poly pipe and an old real estate sign. While snorkelling with my Watrwing, people would ask me where could they get one. That's where my journey started. It is Australian Trade Marked, USA Patent and Australian Design Patent. The Watrwing is now being used by NSW Institute of Sport and swimming schools around Australia. It is also being bought and used by swimmers in the UK and the USA.

Pink Stuff (SMART 100)

I couldn’t get my grout clean after my gorgeous Himalayan cat Dudley spilled his bloody roo meat. I tried all the cleaners on the market without success, so with a bit of nouse created my own.

Australian Innovation Festival 2010 gears up for national and state launches

The 2010 Australian Innovation Festival celebrates its ninth anniversary by again focusing on the 4Cs of Innovation -- Creativity, Connections, Collaboration and Commercialisation. This year’s Festival theme “Building Sustainable Businesses” highlights the importance of innovation during this period of regeneration from last year’s global economic uncertainty.

Frontier Thinking: WA

Western Australia might be the nation's western frontier, but there is nothing uncivilised about its world-class innovation and commercialisation pedigree. WA is a state...

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