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From student to startup: how educators and industry need to collaborate today

With that said, a mandatory mentorship program between the universities and startups would be a valuable concept to instill these “real world’ insights into the students.

Government launches Australia’s first sharing economy accelerator, The Sharing Hub

The Sharing Hub will be helping to drive the sharing economy in Australia by showing its value financially alongside other value exchanges to the environment and community. The Hub’s vision is to grow collaborative consumption in Australia by 20X by 2025.

Group buying: Why first home buyers and investors are banding together for a bargain

By bringing a significant number of buyers together to approach the developer you’re able to help them by cutting out much of the legwork and the agent fees that would result from selling each block of land individually on the open market.

Online art marketplace Bluethumb has raised $1 million to help Indigenous artists

We are very excited to be able to invest in Bluethumb’s future growth and watch their progress and success as they help bring Australian art to the forefront of the global creative economy.

An eggs-traordinary ride at the upcoming Sydney Royal Easter Show is taking virtual reality...

The installation at the Sydney Royal Easter Show will consist of 19 stations that combine a virtual reality headset with a luxurious ‘egg cabin’ that adds surround sound, hydraulic movement and vibrations.

Follow[the]Seed invests in digital business card startup Haystack’s $1.7m seed round – here comes...

Follow[the]Seed announced today its investment in Haystack - An Aussie-Israeli Team who disrupted the traditional business cards industry and created a smart and stylish digital business card with a seamless experience that is replacing the use of paper cards.

Here’s a PR expert’s take on the new and controversial social media influencer laws

Earlier this year, the Australian Association of National Advertisers ruled that From March 1st, any promoted social media content without the hashtag #ad will be considered a breach of the AANA Code of Ethics.

QUT Creative Enterprise Australia launches Australia’s first creative tech accelerator

CEA’s Collider Accelerator is the latest program to be launched with support from Advance Queensland, which is investing more than $400-million to position Queensland as a hub of innovation and growth.

Melbourne startup SalesTribe selected into the U.K.’s Global Entrepreneur Programme

The Programme -- which only selects 100 startups world-wide annually -- helps entrepreneurs and early-stage technology businesses and startups looking to relocate their business to the U.K.

Qantas is looking for the best startups and digital disruptors for its innovation agenda

As well as access to Qantas and industry mentors, participants will be able to tap into some of the Qantas Group’s operational data, technology platforms and anonymised customer insights to bring their ideas to life.

Online retailer MyDeal.com.au closes $5 million funding round to expand in Australia

The cash injection will be used to rapidly expand MyDeal’s customer base and brand footprint across the Australian consumer market. This marks a shift away from the bootstrapped cashflow model the business has previously been operating within.

Fintech startup HashChing is looking to raise $6 million ahead of strong growth plans

This additional capital will turbocharge our growth, drive more mainstream brand awareness and provide a platform for more innovation and disruption.

Invest in these 12 startup so that your business doesn’t join the 50 closing...

There are essentials like computer equipment, licenses, a web site, promotional material etc. but you don’t have to lease an office or employ staff straight away (you can outsource so cheaply these days top notch staff).

An espionage expert shares 5 things you need to know about state-sponsored hacking and...

Cyber espionage and cyber terrorism are the most critical threats facing the public and private sector in the United States and the United Kingdom, and there is no reason to suppose that Australia/New Zealand will not be future targets.

Game-changing Aussie fintech in $1.5m raise uses predictive analytics to turbocharge retirement savings

Using an individual’s profile and their investment goals, the mathematical algorithms within Investfit optimise financial outcomes and identify the best investment strategies.

An app that matches refugees with mentors is the winner of the TechfugeesBNE 2017...

Springboard uses a matching algorithm based on a mentee's goal, interests and needs to match with a mentor's experience, interests and strengths.

How does your business feel? Here’s why we need to get in touch with...

Like it or not, believe it or not, the new era of business is as much about feeling as it is about thinking. As much about trusting as it is about testing. As much about emotion, intuition and instinct as it is about listening, learning & leveraging.

This new product will help Aussie businesses save thousands in electricity and other utility...

The Ohm base unit is installed in proximity to meters or sub meters, and utilises industry standard connectors to monitor electricity, solar, water, steam, gas and other natural and built environment elements.

These two Central Coast entrepreneurs are flying high with drone company StopRotor

StopRotor’s Deanne Watkins said its unique design allows the UAV to take off and hover like a helicopter and but also reach speeds of 110km/h for up to 10 hours.

Need inspiration? Here are 20 great small business ideas for this year [VIDEO]

Australia is bubbling with so many new ideas, no wonder more and more startups keep popping up. The Aussie startup ecosystem has grown by leaps...

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