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Sprout Stack

Meet this Australian agtech startup that is growing food in shipping containers

An ambitious agtech startup based on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Sprout Stack is where technology meets traditional agriculture.
CareApp funded to connect families with aged care residents during COVID-19

CareApp receives $500k funding to expand its app connecting families with aged care residents...

The funding will help us to support up to six additional staff within our Adelaide team, including developers and account managers to deliver the service to new customers.

From racing cars to road safety: This gaming founder is doing her ‘life work’...

Other than entertainment, Lisa Skaife believes the real purpose of motorsport is to research, test and develop products for mainstream use, and...

The world’s leading food and agtech start-ups to gather for Sydney demoday

SparkLabs Cultiv8, the startup food and agtech accelerator, has announced that the world’s leading food and agricultural technology start-ups will gather in...

Ex CEO of oOh Media Brendon Cook joins influencer marketing platform Vamp

He brings a wealth of media experience and will help to strengthen Vamp’s leadership and go-to-market strategies at this important stage of our growth.

More Star Trek tech on its way! A medical tricorder is next

If you've ever watched any Star Trek, you'll know that its doctors, Bones, Bashir, Crusher and the rest, use a tricorder to obtain instant...

Australian short-term rental company MadeComfy secures circa $6m in funding

With Australia’s short-term rental market now contributing an estimated $6 billion to the Australian economy and creating over 40,000 full-time jobs, MadeComfy’s growth and this new round of investment shows market confidence in a vital, growing industry.

Agtech startup FluroSat raises $1.5 million to help global farmers grow more with less

Agtech startup, FluroSat, has raised AU$1.5 million to further develop its state-of-the-art remote sensing tech and predictive decision support for farmers, in its goal of using advanced agronomy to help Australian and US farmers grow more with fewer resources.

How open banking offers benefits to customers, banks and cyber criminals

The Big Four banks, CBA, Westpac, ANZ and National Australia Bank introduced open banking in July 2021, and other banks and financial services are expected to follow in 2022.

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.

This new tech start-up enables businesses to stream music without breaking the law

QSIC, Australia’s first and leading commercially licensed music streaming service, has exceeded 1.5m streams in the last quarter and has added Melbourne, super-venue, Garden State, to its expanding client database.

The salsa of success: 3 top tips for building a thriving business in the...

For 12 years, I ran a dance school. I discovered that while loving what I do goes a long way, it’s not enough to build a successful business.

In the age of Cambridge Analytica, whose responsibility is the safety of your data?

When the Cambridge Analytica data scandal broke, many jaws dropped in disbelief, people raced to close their online social media accounts, saying, ‘Never again!’

Bees, virtual reality and testicular cancer: innovation secrets from the AFR’s Most Innovative Companies...

Beehives that have saved the lives of millions of bees; virtual reality experiences for job-seekers, and pornography that delivers testicular cancer messages are just some of the groundbreaking innovations that have appeared in this year’s Australian Financial Review’s Most Innovative Companies list.

This tech start-up has launched Australia’s first intelligent home energy system

Renewable energy tech start-up Evergen recently launched the nation’s first, next-generation, intelligent home energy management system, with the investment and technical backing of leading investment manager, AMP Capital and CSIRO.

Future of Work tech startup BenchOn has raised $650,000 in a seed funding round

BenchOn, a B2B talent mobility platform that solves the problem of employee underutilisation by matching a business’s idle staff to short-term contracts, has raised...

This tech startup went from a garage outfit to an award-winning digital marketing agency...

In 2017 alone, Supple ranked #22 in the AFR Fast 100, placed #37 in the Deloitte Tech Fast 50 and was named a finalist for Optus MyBusiness Awards 2017.

The five creative startups at the forefront of fashion at Creative Enterprise Australia

With Australia’s fashion industry now worth $28.5 billion, QUT Creative Enterprise Australia’s Fashion Accelerator covers a hole in the industry when it comes to fashion tech.

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.

Microsoft welcomes 14 Australian startups to its debut Sydney ScaleUp Program

The Australian startups who will take part include, Auror, Daisee, FreightExchange, Hyper Anna, InDebted, Kapiche, Karbon, Makers Empire, Teamgage, SimpleKYC, StartVR, VendorPanel and Winimy AI.
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The Facebook Honey Trap with James Tuckerman [CHEAT SHEET]

This cheat sheet was developed to help small business operators harness the incomparable (and undeniable) potency of Facebook to recruit fans, spread the word, and (most importantly) generate inbound business.

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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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