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Enter Splend, an Australian car rental startup that provides customers with brand new vehicles specifically for the purposes of on-demand driving services such as Uber.
Addressing Australia’s shortfall of STEM university graduates may be difficult in the short term, but the Government is working towards the future, this week announcing $8 million in funding for two early childhood programs it hopes will “inspire Australia’s next Howard Florey or Elizabeth Blackburn.”
As Australia gears up for the long-awaited changes to equity crowdfunding regulations to come into action, Investec Australia has acquired a 20 percent stake in ‘trans-Tasman’ investment platform Equitise. The deal values the startup at close to $10 million.
Showpo’s Jane Lu and OneShift’s Gen George are a part of and love many of those groups, but decided to launch one that was more their style late last year. Going strong since October, Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (LMB) is exactly what it says on the lid: a community of current and aspiring female entrepreneurs who celebrate each other’s successes, commiserate over setbacks, and share tips and advice on how to grow – preferably over a glass of wine.
Slingshot has today announced the startups taking part in its first HCF Catalyst accelerator, a program focused on innovation in the health tech sector.
Whether you’re in for a broken arm or surgery, being in hospital is often scary. For people with cancer – and their families – the endless parade of doctors and treatments can be downright terrifying. There are countless, often time-sensitive decisions to be made and wading through all the medical terminology to understand all the options is difficult.
IT solutions company NEC Australia has become the latest tech company to put a stake in the ground in Melbourne, announcing the official opening of its new Australian headquarters and Innovation Centre in the city’s Docklands precinct today. The new 6000 square metre office will be home to 600 staff, while the Innovation Centre will […]
After another busy week for startups, Australian lifestyle marketplace AHALife has acquired design marketplace Bezar, while Cisco is set to acquire Jasper Technologies for $1.4 billion. Meanwhile, online small business lender Spotcap has raised almost $50 million to grow its operations around the world, including in Australia, and OutSystems raised $55 million.
theBoardlist, which has been operating in beta since mid-2015, this week launched to the public in Europe with over 1000 qualified women who have amassed over 1350 professional endorsements in its curated database.
Shannon Cloy, founder of personal safety app Mi Vista, knows better than most that it isn’t just women who need to be aware of their surroundings and given the peace of mind of knowing that they are secure. Cloy was stabbed outside a hotel nearly ten years ago, and despite multiple CCTV cameras both inside the venue and out, no footage of the offender was captured.
Queenslander Gabor Kukucska has a plan to stem the demise of the music video. A videographer himself, he decided to launch 50 DMC. The platform is almost like a crossover between Kickstarter and HandKrafted in that it connects musicians with filmmakers to create videos, and helps them raise the funds necessary for production from fans along the way.
As its third Sydney program kicks off, Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D has announced a new partnership with Tel Aviv-based accelerator The Junction. The partnership will see the two organisations work together to build a community network, giving both parties access to advisors, mentors, and investors.
A number of US investors have arrived in Melbourne for a roundtable at the Victorian Parliament today. The roundtable will see the investors, including Thiel Capital portfolio manager Matt Danzeisen, DOM Capital Group managing partner Tony Owen, and Trimantium Capital co-chairman Roderick Thomson, meet with Victorian ministers and business executives to discuss investment in Australian innovation.
Adelaide is most likely not the first city that comes to mind when those of us in other parts of the country think of arts and culture, yet with the Adelaide Fringe, the city can lay claim to being home to one of the world’s largest arts festivals. This year, entrepreneurship is being added to the usual mix of comedy, music, and theatre with the new MAVERICK conference.
Car ads are some of the most beautiful on our screens and billboards, showcasing shiny, state of the art vehicles and breathtaking landscapes. Almost more than the cars, those landscapes are paramount to the whole thing, selling consumers on visions of long drives on the Swiss Alps or the Grand Canyon. Of course, it’s quite easy to figure out the problem here – these ads are expensive to produce and even billion dollar automotive brands are tightening their belts.