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  • September 9 2019 Why Australia can’t afford to ignore early-stage startups

    David Burt, Executive Manager of CSIRO’s ON Last month KPMG released it’s Venture Pulse report which found Aussie entrepreneurs received a record-high US$630 million in investment last financial year. However, despite the increasing number of resources founders can now access, we continue to fall behind other countries. We’re all familiar with the recent Global Startup Read More…

  • September 5 2019 GO1 named LinkedIn 2019 Top Startup in Australia 

    GO1.com, the world’s largest online training marketplace, has been recognised as one the best startups to work for in Australia by LinkedIn. This is the second consecutive year GO1 has been named in LinkedIn’s Top Startup in Australia list. Dynamic Business actually interviewed the Go1 founding team in 2017 and they have continued to grow Read More…

  • September 3 2019 Parkable raises NZ$4.6 million in first-round funding

    Parkable, Australasia’s fastest-growing parking app, has raised NZ$4.6 million in its first significant funding round led by Spark, New Zealand’s leading digital services company.   The funds will be used to increase Parkable’s dominance of New Zealand’s shared economy parking market, further develop its presence in Australia and China and explore new international markets. In Read More…

  • September 2 2019 Aussie start-up helps firms boost employee performance with electronic leader boards

    Developing a platform that uses gamification techniques to motivate and reward sales teams has pushed a small Australian company from start-up to international success story in less than 12 months. Canberra-based Spinify extracts data from a company’s existing software applications and uses it to generate competitive leader boards that are displayed on television screens around Read More…

  • August 29 2019 Local baby product review startup raises $5.5 million for national growth and China expansion

    Australia’s first baby product review site, Tell Me Baby, has today announced it has completed a $5.5 million capital raise in a bid to accelerate its growth within Australia and prepare for its e-commerce launch into China, as parents become increasingly conscious of the products they purchase for their children. The raise was led by Cornerstone Read More…

  • August 27 2019 New ‘Locify’ app set to help out local small businesses

    Local businesses can often struggle to compete with the big brands, but they can now incentivise customers easily by rewarding customer loyalty in an innovative way, thanks to new startup Locify. It has been developed and launched by Brisbane entrepreneur Meyrick Adams with the support of Phil Gunter, who designed and built Virgin Australia’s Velocity Read More…

  • August 6 2019 Investing $2 million into a startup: Mark Calabro’s funding advice

    By Mark Calabro, co-founder HungryHungry Startups have often been associated with venture capitalists and private equity but there’s a case for funding your business yourself. When Shannon Hautot and I started our first business, OrderMate, together we were still at university and we never entertained the idea of raising capital to fund the business. The Read More…

  • July 22 2019 In the start-up phase? Here are 6 tips you should know from teacher turned entrepreneur

    H&R Block has partnered with Home Baker and Author, Katherine Sabbath to launch their Grants for Growth initiative – offering support to budding entrepreneurs who need an extra boost to transform a dream from ideation or start-up phase to mainstream. Katherine was a high school history and geography teacher by trade, but turned her big dream into a successful career; Read More…

  • July 18 2019 Why trademarks matter to start-ups, and the secrets to getting them right

    Trademarks do more than identify your brand, they provide several business and legal benefits at relatively low cost. Yet many start-ups make elementary mistakes, such as leaving trademark registration too late, which can haunt for years to come. A recent David and Goliath case highlights why trademarks matter. Stylkea, a niche small business providing stick Read More…

  • July 15 2019 Cancer research startup Inventia wins Australia’s top design prize

    Sydney-based startup Inventia, which produces 3D printed cells for cancer research, has won the top prize at the prestigious Good Design Awards. Announced recently at a gala ceremony in Sydney, the Inventia Rastrum 3D Bioprinter claimed Australia’s highest design accolade at the 61st annual Good Design Awards Ceremony. Inventia’s Rastrum 3D bioprinter will be instrumental in the fight Read More…

  • June 26 2019 Shark Tank’s Andrew Banks partners with tech start-up Informed 365

    Banks has partnered with Informed 365 as they are the only tech solution to new Modern Slavery Act regulations set by the Federal government last year.  Andrew Banks, entrepreneur, mentor, investor, and shark has joined CSR tech start-up Informed 365 to help corporate Australia comply with new laws around corporate social responsibility (CSR). Informed 365 Read More…

  • June 4 2019 How I self-funded my successful startup

    Byline: Samantha Barakat Light, founder of Body Catalyst, the largest body contouring and sculpting clinic, Body Catalyst. When I looked into opening my first clinic, I was immediately met with the difficulty of funding a small business and the only way I could start the business was to buy the machinery outright. When first starting out and Read More…

  • May 31 2019 A start up story: the ups & downs, how-tos and entrepreneur advice

    CEO and Founder, Luke Dutton, of new product COAT shares his startup story.  A lot of the time new businesses are founded out of the realisation of a gap in the market from either a personal or professional perspective.  Luke Dutton’s businesses is no exception and COAT was founded when there was no product solving Read More…

  • May 28 2019 AWS EdTech program helps startups scale and teachers teach

    Last month Dynamic Business attended the Amazon Web Services (AWS) summit in Sydney. The event is designed to educate attendees on how cloud technology can help your business lower costs, improve efficiency, and innovate at scale. Dynamic Business spoke with Vincent Quah, who is Regional Head for Education, Research, Healthcare and Not-for-Profit APAC Public Sector at AWS.  Vincent oversees Read More…

  • May 21 2019 How to get a brand 10 times your size to join forces with you

    If you’re itching to get on board with a much bigger brand, and feel that the timing is right, you need to go about it the correct way. Importantly, working together has to be a win-win for both parties. These are some of the strategies I’ve used to get much larger brands to hop on board. Read More…