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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.
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.
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.
Nominations are open for inclusion in the ‘Fintech 100’ list, which will recognise leading fintech innovators from around the world
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.
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.
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.
Drew Banks, Head of International at online presentation platform Prezi shares four tips with Anthill on how to deliver a killer conference talk
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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."
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.
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 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...
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.
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.