There is an interesting trend when it comes to the rise of private colleges in Australia and the flexibility and structure of the staff in these businesses. Many have started to systemise all of their enrolment and administrative needs turning to platforms like oDesk.com to create infrastructure that allows them to scale from a handful to hundreds of students in a very short amount of time.
Last year the podcast SERIAL took the world by storm. It is the most listened to podcast in the world at the moment with an average of 1.26 million downloads per episode. When you really think about that number for a second, that is more listeners than an Australian commercial radio station.
It’s not easy starting a business. Statistically, the odds are against you. A survey by Bloomberg has revealed that a shocking 80% of small companies fail within their first 18 months of existence.
Sydney based startup YouChews wants show business owners and corporates that there is a better way of doing things. The company is an online catering marketplace for interesting and unique food options that have been sourced from the local community.
It would be easy for one to assume that FanFuel falls within the advertising and sports sponsorship space as far as revenue is concerned, in fact this couldn’t be further from the truth.
In its simplest form, Tripalocal is an online platform that connects travellers with locals so that they can have authentic experiences. However, as we know, other startups have tried and failed in this space over the last couple of years.
Because of its wider target market, it would not be surprising if we saw startup vClass reach critical mass at a faster run rate than other more niche focused education startups within the group
Earlier this week Sydney based startup accelerator muru-D backed by Telstra, held its first presentation night for the current class two participants.
If Wattblock achieves all it has planned this year, it could very well make a meaningful dent in Australia’s carbon emissions whilst building a business that has billions of dollars in global potential.
The new focus from startup accelerator muru-D, around Australian startups exploring regional opportunities in favour over going straight to Silicon Valley, looks to serve one of its startups well.
Founded by Filip Eldic and Emil Davityan, the startup began its days as part of the ANZ Innovyz accelerator program in Adelaide. The company since day one has had a focus on enabling the next generation of location based commerce and innovation.
Quite often startups mistake ‘nobody complaining’ about the technology as an interpretation of everybody being happy with it.
Trying to pinpoint the location of friends who had his tickets for a concert outside Rod Laver Arena was the event that drove Matt Gerard to form the idea for Crowdsurfer, a augmented reality app that allows users to hold up their phone and identify where in the crowd their mates are.
There are currently over 7 billion humans on earth, and over half of that population sit directly above Australia on the map. Asia is full of opportunities for expanding Australian startups, so why is it that we head straight to the US market to grow and scale our ventures instead of looking in our own region first?