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The nerd has been one of pop culture’s favourite targets over the last few decades. They’re always drawn as gangly and bespectacled, they’re socially awkward, and they never get the girl until they undergo a dramatic makeover on Beauty and the Geek. Sydney startup PT Essentials wants to set that stereotype aside by finding Australia’s fittest developer.
Flinders University’s New Venture Institute and the Majoran coworking space are calling on entrepreneurs to apply to their pre-accelerator program, Venture Dorm by MEGA.
Forget the stereotype of the dumb jock: whether it’s learning how to market themselves or taking better care of their bodies, athletes are becoming increasingly savvy. In particular, today’s athletes know that physical ability is just one part of the game and that mental training is now a key way to keep their skills sharp and boost their game. New startup HeadTrainer is looking to make that brain training part of an athlete’s life from day one.
From Frank Sinatra to Ryan Adams, Allen Ginsberg to Joan Didion, New York City is famous for the artists it’s been home to and the art it’s inspired. While artists have flocked to New York, Silicon Valley has become synonymous with tech entrepreneurship. For many startup founders, Silicon Valley has always been Mecca. Until now.
Local services marketplace Oneflare has today announced that it has raised $3 million in funding and plans to IPO over the coming financial year.
TeleXHealth has been named the winner of the Hack Ageing hackathon, an event held by IBM and HealthXL in Melbourne over the weekend to help tackle the key problems facing Australia’s ageing population.
Fastway Couriers New Zealand has partnered with Australian drone startup Flirtey to trial its first drone parcel delivery. The aerial delivery took less than a quarter of the 20 minutes the delivery would usually take to complete along the two kilometre road route.
Along with crimped hair, the mood ring was a fashion staple for teen girls in the 90s and 2000s. The ring changed colours depending on what mood the wearer was in, and though no one actually knew what colour corresponded to which mood, but we all wanted one anyway. Technology has now gone one better: Finnish startup Moodmetric has created the a smart ring, which actually does track emotions and stress levels.
If their Hollywood portrayals are anything to go by, it’s a widely accepted belief that bankers and other business big wigs are morally corrupt men who are just out for themselves. The University of Technology Sydney Business School wants to change that with its Self-Leadership Lab, a program originally developed by Professor Emmanuel Josserand for the Executive MBA at the University of Geneva.
The end of the financial year saw a slow down in the decline of jobs in the IT sector, according to data from Melbourne-based tech career marketplace Gooroo.
It’s been another busy week for startups around the world. Locally, Sydney recruitment startup The Search Party acquired JobAdvisor, while in China Uber rival Didi Kuaidi has raised $2 billion.
Springboard Enterprises Australia, an organisation which helps women entrepreneurs become investor-ready, has announced the ten entrepreneurs taking part in its third annual accelerator program.
For all the money and increasingly sophisticated technology in the energy and mining sectors, the majority of companies are still collecting vast amounts of environmental field data using pen and paper. Brisbane startup Obzervr is looking to bring these companies into the 21st century.
Everyone makes fun of the selfie stick and it’s even been banned from a number of tourist sites, but the fact remains that most of us still love taking selfies – we just want to be able to take them without bringing too much attention to ourselves. Two Italian entrepreneurs have come up with another solution: the ExtraVerso phone cover, which uses an adhesive resin to help smartphones stick to flat surfaces.