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Smart 100 nominations are now open!

Calling all innovators. This is your chance to nominate an Australian made product or service and showcase an innovation that Australian business builders simply need to hear about. Promote the spoils of your own toils or put one of your clients under the spotlight. This is your chance to refine your message and get exposure.

Aussie startups more quickly becoming global scale-ups thanks to this startup stack

Startups today are no longer reinventing the wheel. Given that they’re often nimble innovators themselves, startups are trusting other startups with handling some of the most fundamental parts of their business.

How 40 million Easter Eggs will drive the economy this year [Interview]

In this podcast, Garry and Leon speak with AnnaMaria Lapetina, chief executive of Ernest Hillier Chocolates. Founded in Sydney in 1914, the chocolate maker now operates in Melbourne and has been locally owned throughout its history. Lapetina explains Hillier's preference for high-end ingredients to stand out from the competition and the company's plans to roll out 40 million Easter eggs this year.

Fintech 100 is looking for the next generation of global fintech innovators

Nominations are open for inclusion in the ‘Fintech 100’ list, which will recognise leading fintech innovators from around the world

Australia’s ranking as a ‘networked’ nation is on the slide, according to World Economic...

According to the World Economic Forum, Australia is slipping as a 'networked' nation. The organisation's annual survey of 133 nations for its Global Information Technology Report (2009–2010) ranked Australia as the world's 16th most 'networked', falling from its 14th place held over the past two years.

A quick history of the biggest Bitcoin crashes in the last 10 years [INFOGRAPHIC]

Bitcoin is undoubtedly the most popular cryptocurrency. It is mined, stored and transferred online. The history of Bitcoin dates back to January 3, 2009 when the block chain was officially launched.

One hundred days in, Ted Baillieu assesses the challenges ahead for Victoria [Interview]

In this extended podcast, Garry and Leon talk with Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu about the challenges facing his government – not least of which are the clean-up of the Victorian floods, the cut in GST funding from the Federal Government, and the delay to the regional rail project, issues he describes as “black holes” left by his predecessors. He also cites his pledge to the environment and creative measures to boost the state's sagging productivity.

​Get a standing ovation: How to prepare and deliver a killer conference talk

Drew Banks, Head of International at online presentation platform Prezi shares four tips with Anthill on how to deliver a killer conference talk

Nominations open for WA Innovation Awards program

Last week, Western Australian Commerce, Science and Innovation Minister Troy Buswell opened nominations for the 2010 WA Innovator of the Year Award. All Western Australian entrepreneurs who have an innovation to promote are encouraged to apply.

Say cheese! ‘Selfies’ set to make Australian SMBs online lending much more secure

Sail Business Loans is unveiling a new biometric security solution that uses a simple selfie to confirm user’s identities against official forms of ID, such as a passport or driver’s license.

Why companies should never waste a good crisis: An Interview with Deloitte Chief Giam...

This podcast features an interview full of insights from Giam Swiegers, CEO of Deloitte Australia. Advising that a company should always seek opportunity in times of crisis, Swiegers has stayed true to form: Deloitte continues to take on new staff and maintain an aggressive acquisitions strategy. Swiegers also talks about innovative people and his firm's welcoming of social media as a tool to increase accountability.

This 3D app helps carers make homes more friendly for people living with dementia...

The Dementia-Friendly Home app was launched by Alzheimer’s Australia Vic to help carers make their home more accessible for people living with dementia

How to get the clothes off your employees

What happens when a clothing swap takes up shop in your company's break room? The Clothing Exchange, a five-year-old Melbourne-based company, is selling the idea by promoting swaps in corporate environments. And while the concept itself may not be revolutionary, it could give employees a creative outlet for expanding their fashion and social consciences.

Applications are now open for Australia’s first “deep technology” AgTech program

The program, called GrowLab, is designed to help talented agricultural technologists capture a portion of the $100 billion Australian AgTech opportunity by guiding them through the process of commercialising their advanced AgTech innovations

Federal Government just “reshuffling the deck cards” on grant funding?

Amidst the heated rhetoric over taxes and the best way to achieve a surplus, one area of the budget may be getting overlooked: grants. According to one agency, "the budget seems to be a reshuffling exercise aimed at incurring no additional expense. Even programs cut last budget are counted as savings again, without much to replace them."

Australian brands still have a long way to go to in digital performance –...

SAP Australia recently launched its 2016 Australian Digital Experience Report, revealing that while the country’s largest brands have improved their digital performance since 2015’s inaugural study, a sizeable gap remains between the experiences brands deliver and what consumers expect.

Web apps for dates, dress-ups and deal hunters: a look at the latest Sydney...

Five young entrepreneurs walk into a room. None of them have ever met before. They have 24 hours to brainstorm, design, program and implement a unique web application or business – and then introduce it to the world. It’s no joke. It’s the formula that defined the latest Sydney StartupCamp. Not much sleep was had, but in the end each group’s perseverance paid off: the ten participating teams now represent ten brand new businesses.

Brisbane-based startup Creatively Squared wins this year’s Creative3 Pitch competition

Brisbane-based startup Creatively Squared was recently named the winner in this year's Creative3 Pitch competition, as the Creative3Conference kicked off in Brisbane. Founders Ruth Stephensen and Scott Thomas took out the the top...

How to boost Australian innovation? A look at “trends” and “tends” with Curve Tomorrow...

A growing concern that Australia is falling behind in the field of innovation led three guys to found Curve Tomorrow. This podcast features an extended interview with the trio, in which we hear about Curve Tomorrow's prescription for boosting innovation at home -- in particular, how they measure old and established trends and pinpoint possible new ones (what they call "tends") to produce the Next Big Thing.

Aussie tech entrepreneurs dominate top 5 at the 2016 APAC Talent Unleashed awards

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.

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Three easy wins when using LinkedIn with David Hobson [FREE REPORT]

"If you’re pressed for time, I'm here to help." In this report, David Hobson will show you three quick wins - things you can do to pimp out your LinkedIn profile in 15 minutes or less.

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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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