News & Analysis
The Sydney chapter of the Founder Council is again facing criticism off the back of their latest event, a breakfast that was meant to be held a local cafe based on Harris street in Ultimo.
Google has today announced the launch of Google My Business – a new service that connects businesses with customers, while simplifying all the processes associated with acquiring and managing customers.
It’s been happening at least since April 2013; it appeared on Scam Watch; and a number of internet hosting providers have reached out to their customers, over the last 12 months, to let them know about it. Australian company Domain Register Pty Ltd are known for their very dodgy, but some would say very successful inbound revenue generating campaigns.
The founders of Atlassian, a 14-year-old Australian-founded maker of enterprise software, were quick to publicly apologise after one of the company’s engineers made sexist remarks in his presentation at the AtlasCamp developer conference in Berlin, Germany.
To address the fragmentation of the global startup community, entrepreneurs Eli David and Roderick Warren have built a free resource – StartupBlink. This Thursday marks the launch of this interactive global map for startups, which will provide information on 60,000+ startups.
If there is one thing to be said about the team behind creative network startup The Loop, it’s that their Media and PR game is strong. Last Wednesday, the company issued a press release announcing that co-founder and former CEO of The Loop Australia Pip Jamieson would be departing from the Australian company, for good.
If you’re seeking funding for your startup AND you’re a hardcore footy fan, Kogan’s latest competition (slash marketing campaign) may be of interest. The ecommerce giant is giving away $1 million dollars in cold, hard cash to anyone who correctly predicts the results of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Yesterday, Moodswing announced a pivot – motivated by over 5,000 ‘sad’, ‘depressed’ and ‘suicidal’ moods posted by its users over the past few months. The startup, formerly a social network, is set to become an emotional well-being app and has kickstarted its crowdfunding campaign on Pozible to make that happen.
Game development company specialising in real-life shooter experiences, IRL Shooter, has just broken its own record as the most pledged campaign in the history of Pozible – receiving more than AUD$250,000 for its latest game ‘Lazarus’.
The GO Tribe – a charity with a twist – is set to change the way Australians learn and give through its newly launched crowd-funded mobile app. The organisation was launched in January, providing people the opportunity to learn about 12 different issues and support the efforts of 12 organisations across the year.
Technology business incubator ATP Innovations took home top honours today at the NBIA awards in New Orleans, Louisiana, winning the title of Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year Award 2014 at the International Conference on Business Incubation. The incubator was also named Dinah Adkins “Technology Focus” Incubator of the Year.
Students, teachers, business people, digital designers and developers are gearing up for the 56-hour hackathon, EduHack, to encourage innovation in Australian education.
Eighteen months ago, entrepreneur and mathematical whiz, Steve Hui, embarked on a mission to get more Australians flying first class. How? Certainly not by paying the exorbitant retail price of $15,000, but by hacking through the frequent flyer points system so that clients pay no more than $6,000, or better yet, nothing. That’s not to say clients have to choose first class. Hui helps clients maximise their points so they can choose to fly in any class they want.
The drama continues. It’s been reported that around 50 Uber drivers have been issued fines of $1,732, with repeat offenders threatened with fines of up to $8,000 for each offence.
Australian venture capital firm OneVentures has voiced its disapproval of Commission of Audit’s recommendation to abolish innovation funding programs like the Innovation Investment Fund (IIF), saying it would be “a step backwards for Australia”.