News & Analysis
Tanya Bartolini has always loved getting her hands in the dough and sculpting up a culinary masterpiece; but it wasn’t until she took maternity leave from her high-stress career in finance and gave birth to her son that she realised she wanted to cook for a living. Now she manages The Kitchen Bench – a popular food site for everyday cooks to network and share their love of food.
Australian startup TutorBee provides a convenient and specialised service for students to undertake tailored online tutorials with their own private tutor – regardless of their geographical location. TutorBee was announced the winner of the Australian Centre of Innovation Apps4Broadband Competition, taking the top gong for Best App and winning in the supporting categories of Best App – Health and Social Services and Best App – Business to Business.
Melbourne travel search startup Adioso recently recruited Azim Barodawala – former Jetstar Head of Strategy – as CEO to help take their business to new heights. Co-Founder of the startup Tom Howard and Borodawala spoke exclusively to Shoe String about their innovative technology, and their go-to business and marketing strategy.
Australia’s largest private car rental marketplace is now offering flexible options across a wealth of different car makes – from the humble Holden Barina to the luxury Porsche – for budget-conscious startups.
Just a day after its launch, the quirky, empathy-based social network Moodswing ranked in the Top 20 Apps in the Australian AppStore – ahead of Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Three weeks later, with almost 50,000 users, it’s now the fastest growing social network.
Australian entrepreneur Andrew Collins has just launched KAWO, a social media management tool that allows companies around the world build and maintain their social media presence in China where channels like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are blocked.
OzAPP Awards are calling on creative app developers in the Asia Pacific region to bring forward their best new app concepts for mobile, web and cloud.
Australian taxi services app Ingogo today announced an additional $1 million in funding, reaching a total of $3.7 million raised since its launch in 2011. The new investment will be used to expand ingogo into new markets across Australia and internationally.
According to statistics gathered by oDesk, if Internet.org successfully extends its connectivity to the remaining two-thirds of the world, the online work market has the potential to reach $42.5 billion by 2022. This compared to approximately $14.9 billion without extended connectivity, meaning that workers around the world stand to gain $27.6 billion of online work.
99designs has just announced the acquisition of leading Brazilian design marketplace LogoChef and the launch of the Portuguese version of 99designs – offering Portuguese-language support and local currency capability to customers and designers throughout the country.
Remember that old school graphics editing software called Photoshop and its countless buttons with tricky names that you hesitantly click on hoping one of them will do what you want it to? Well, forget it because Australian startup Canva has just announced the launch of their online graphic design platform that affords even the least technical person the ability to create professional designs free of charge.
Over the past 12 weeks, Fishburners conducted their inaugural Fast-Track Program following in the footsteps of widely acclaimed accelerators such as Y-Combinator, TechStars, and 500 Startups to “fast-track” the growth of Aussie startups.
The night had its fair share of glamour, modesty, humour, and maladroit. The 2013 Telstra Australian Business Awards was held at the posh Star Event Centre in Pyrmont, and would be best described as the business version of the Logies.