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  • January 16 2018 Three startups to compete for USD$100k in funding at SalesForce’s Sydney Pitchcomp

    Startups that apply to pitch at the forthcoming Salesforce PitchComp in Sydney are in with a chance to win USD$100,000 in funding from the cloud CRM provider’s investment arm. The competition will be held at the Salesforce World Tour Sydney 2018 event on Tuesday, 6 March and will be judged by a panel of respected investors Read More…

  • January 8 2018 Indigenous startup accelerator goes virtual to reach entrepreneurs in remote communities

    A national accelerator program geared towards indigenous entrepreneurs has helped nine startups become viable commercial enterprises.    Run by early stage investment group Investible, the inaugural Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) accelerator saw participating entrepreneurs gain insights and experience from a line-up of startup founders, mentors and investors over eight weeks. In total, entrepreneurs were introduced Read More…

  • December 21 2017 South Australian startup using AI to improve IVF wins “best idea” at global tech pitch comp

    Leading entrepreneurial minds, including Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak, have deemed a South Australian startup’s use of artificial intelligence to improve the success rate IVF the “best idea” at the 2017 Talent Unleashed Awards. In winning “Best Idea – One to Watch” (Global/APAC) category at the global technology awards program, the South Life Whisperer Read More…

  • December 20 2017 Tech startup advocate Annie Parker says global leadership award is recognition of her ethos

    Fresh from being named ‘Most Progressive Workplace Leader’ at the 2017 Talent Unleashed Awards, startup ecosystem builder Annie Parker (CEO, Fishburners & Co-founder, muru-D) spoke to Dynamic Business about the significance of being recognised by the global technology awards program. “I’ve never been particularly motivated by financial rewards,” she said. “The only thing I’ve ever Read More…

  • December 12 2017 Investors in BlueChilli startups automatically qualify for tax deduction after ATO ruling

    Investors who back startups in the BlueChilli portfolio will now enjoy an immediate tax deduction plus capital gains tax exemptions. This follows a private ruling by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) approving BlueChilli as the nation’s first accelerator program with Early Stage Investment Company (ESIC) accreditation.  Under ATO rules, investors who have met the agency’s sophisticated Read More…

  • November 29 2017 Dovetail’s founders built their tech startup on the cultural values of ex-employer Atlassian

    The ex-Atlassian duo behind Sydney-based startup Dovetail are staying true to the values espoused by their former employer as they attract the likes of Nike, Deloitte and Freshworks to their customer feedback management platform.   Launched in August, this year, Dovetail has already had 1200 sign-ups for its cloud-based platform, which enables users to analyse Read More…

  • November 8 2017 Sharing economy awards: entries now open

    A new awards program celebrating top startups, leaders, innovators and disruptors in Australia’s sharing economy has been launched by Australia’s first sharing economy accelerator The Sharing Hub. According to Dave Eddy, Awards Manager at The Sharing Hub, the Sharing Economy Awards highlight companies having a real impact on the emerging sector, with one winner selected Read More…

  • November 3 2017 StartupAUS refreshes its leadership team

    Australia’s peak advocacy group for startups, StartupAUS, has welcomed four new board members: Elaine Stead (MD, Blue Sky Venture Capital), Rachael Neumann (investment advisor and strategist), Attila Brungs (Vice Chancellor and President, UTS) and Aaron Birkby (CEO, Startup Catalyst). The newcomers join current board members Alex McCauley (CEO, StartupAUS), Teresa Engelhard (company director and investor), Read More…

  • October 3 2017 CancerAid first-ever Aussie startup selected for prestigious LA-based health tech accelerator

    In being selected for Cedar-Sinai Medical Centre’s health tech accelerator, CancerAid has become the first-ever Australian startup to participate in the Los Angeles-based, Techstars-powered boot camp. Founded in August 2015 by doctors Nikhil Pooviah and Raghav Murali-Ganesh from the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse cancer hospital in Sydney, CancerAid is a cancer support app that helps patients Read More…

  • September 28 2017 GoGet launches new carshare-enabled airport

    GoGet are continuing to realise their vision for a national network of carshare-enabled airports, with the introduction of their car sharing service at Adelaide Airport, following on from Melbourne Airport a year earlier.  Founded in 2003 by Nic Lowe and Bruce Jeffreys, GoGet (originally Newtown CarShare) was Australia’s first car sharing service, and now has 2,300 vehicles Read More…

  • September 27 2017 ‘Owning the moral high ground’: Energy Bill Doctor’s plan to disrupt the energy sector

    The brains behind Sydney-based startup Energy Bill Doctor are on a mission to provide consumers with a more complete picture of their energy costs and usage, via data analytics, while also driving the uptake of energy efficient solutions. Founded by Tim Wolfenden and Andrew Long, Energy Bill Doctor is a free online energy comparison tool that enables Read More…

  • September 26 2017 Uber’s CEO promises to “make things right” after ride sharing platform’s London ban

    In the wake of Uber being stripped of its license to operate in London, the company’s newly-appointed CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has penned an open letter to Londoners, apologising for “mistakes” made by the ride sharing platform. On Friday, 22 September, Transport for London (TfL) informed Uber that it would not renew the company’s private hire Read More…

  • September 26 2017 “It wasn’t the original plan but we couldn’t ignore it”: FoodByUs takes on $8b café sector

    The founders of Sydney-based startup FoodByUs have evolved their online homemade meal marketplace to provide cafés and wholesale food suppliers with a distribution solution that doubles as a matchmaking service. FoodByUs was conceived by Ben Lipschitz, founder of footwear brand Flipsters, together with Tim Chandler, Menulog’s former lead developer, and Menulog co-founder Gary Munitz. It launched in Read More…

  • September 26 2017 EatNow founders have raised $2.6m to launch “Menulog for beauty and wellness” Bookwell

    Entrepreneurs Matt Dyer and Nathan Airey have raised $2.6 million in seed funding to launch their new on-demand marketplace Bookwell into Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Dubbed ‘Menulog for beauty and wellness’ by its founders, it is their second startup together.   Their first, food ordering platform EatNow, was founded in 2010 before merging Read More…

  • September 21 2017 Origin teams with Perth startup Power Ledger to trial Peer-to-peer energy trading platform

    Major energy retailer Origin has entered an agreement with Perth-based energy trading startup Power Ledger to explore the ability for consumers to buy and sell energy to and from their neighbours.    The agreement will see Power Ledger’s blockchain-powered peer-to-peer energy trading platform undergo a three-month technical trial, commencing next month. Historical and anonymised Origin Read More…