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2017 trends: Top entrepreneurs predict what will shape the startup space this year

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will be the hype technologies for 2017 and we will hear of the many applications that are possible and how these technologies will fundamentally disrupt work as we know it.

Lemonade Stand launches world-first dedicated Augmented Reality class for kids

Lemonade Stand has partnered with Plattar, Australia's first and easiest to use Augmented Reality (AR) platform, to allow young, budding 3D artists to view and manipulate their creations in an AR environment.

One10’s accelerator programs are now open and offering $1 million in subsidies to find...

One10 are offering places for up to 12 startups to participate in Activate, and 5 scaleups in Amplify in each location, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and its first regional centre Geelong, Victoria.

4 common mistakes Australian exporters make which hold them back on Alibaba.com

Just as you would not treat a traditional B2B transaction like this, you should not expect this from Alibaba. You need to spend time negotiating with interested buyers, building their trust and coming to an agreement.

Refugee support platform wins the Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon in Brisbane

The app offers a unique opportunity for busy working professionals to link to young people of refugee background with similar interests and provide advice about how to move into that industry.

This successful techpreneur is combining tech and beauty in a new online platform

The Honee concept is simple; the platform is dedicated to making beauty and wellness experiences easier. It is an online directory with incredibly detailed customer information as well as the capability for instant bookings.

Meet the entrepreneur behind the world’s first barista standard reusable coffee cup

The outcome was a lightweight and thoroughly considered design that was BPA free and non-toxic; the world’s first barista standard reusable cup, KeepCup was born.

WOTSO partners with Investible to build and grow a national accelerator for start-ups

Investible’s LAB Program is an eight-week, full time start-up accelerator, where winning companies access up to $250,000 in capital from the Club Investible network.

Netflix, wet weather and laziness are fuelling the Aussie home delivery industry, new research...

Young Australians are the keenest for airborne deliveries with 24 per cent of 18-24 year olds hoping drones can deliver their goods faster, compared to the national average of just 16 per cent.

Are you powering your business with open source tech? Here’s why you should

For starters, open source is inherently flexible, removing vendor lock-in and providing code which can be customised or extended to meet a particular need.

3 things you will experience when you leave your job to start and run...

Becoming an entrepreneur after being an employee my whole career was a case of aging five years in five minutes. I’m the guy walking around the street with big bags under his eyes and more grey hair than when you last saw him.

A big social hackathon will be held in Brisbane to solve some of the...

Technology can have an incredible impact on the world and RHoK is there to connect NFPs and great tech talent to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Meet Australia’s youngest entrepreneurs and the brilliant things are they are making

The Kidpreneur-in-Residence trip to Moose Toys was the grand prize experience for the winners of the Challenge, which saw more 2000 Australian students raise $100,000 for charities in 2016 as a result of their own micro-businesses.

Spotless invites tech start-ups to participate in the first hackathon at the iconic MCG

Spotless Hack at the ‘G invites Australian’s creative minds in the tech and startup community to create solutions to real problems across sectors such as food and venue management, facilities and asset maintenance, cleaning, waste management and security.

Employment Hero adds AirTree to its list of VCs and raises $3m Series A...

Employment Hero has announced it has extended its over-subscribed $3 million capital raise by 50 per cent, bringing the startup’s total funding to $4.5 million with additional investment from new and existing investors.

A new tech start-up is out to disrupt the $19 billion temp industry by...

With Workfast, you would post your job at 7.05am, and then choose a suitable worker from those that are available and negotiate a price based on experience and ratings. Yes ratings – each temp is rated by previous employers, so you’ll have confidence in your decision.

Digital keeps moving at a scary pace so this start-up is offering real future-proof...

Academy Xi currently offers part-time courses with full-time options coming in 2017. The courses are 10 weeks in duration and are deliberately structured to be intense, covering everything from the basics to best practice.

Swiss company that makes diamonds out of cremation ashes is coming to Australia

The diamonds are as real as the natural ones and perhaps the only difference is the provenance of the carbon. These cremation diamonds can be certified and re-verified at an independent gem institute, like Gemmological Association of Australia.

Guess who’s coming for your job – will humans go the way of horses...

The idea that smart software will eventually begin to eat any job that consists primarily of tasks that are predicable requires only a fairly simple extrapolation that technology will only get better and better.

Hot Aussie start-up Unlockd is looking to raise a $30 million Series B after...

Unlockd closed a $AU15 million Series A Round in early 2016 from some of the biggest names in the business community, and has recently appointed an advisor to assist with their Series B raise of up to $US30 million

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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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