After her teenage daughter was killed by an internet predator, Sonya Ryan has spent the past few years dedicating her time to educating young people and their parents about the dangers of cyber crime. Her experience led her to come up with the idea for Thread, an app which she believes may have helped her daughter if it had been available to her.
The dream for the average law student is securing a job at a top tier law firm right out of university. However, a few years in, many find that the long nights in traditional legal jobs don’t mesh with family life. This point was made clear to Sarah Bartholomeusz when she was pregnant with her second child and made redundant from her job as an in-house lawyer.
Adelaide couple Alistair and Helena Martin have created a platform connecting gardeners with each other, and with consumers interested in getting the freshest produce in their own neighbourhoods. The idea for Ripe Near Me, founded in 2012, came when they were returning from the supermarket after having bought some citrus and saw orange and mandarin trees in backyards on the way home.
South Australian startup Bluethumb, which has created a platform allowing artists to showcase and sell their work online, was named the winner of the Creative3 Pitch competition in Brisbane yesterday, and will go on to represent Australia at the Creative Business Cup in Denmark later this year.
Adelaide-based social enterprise Good Thnx has launched after a successful crowdfunding campaign saw it raise over $11,000 for its users to give to charity, and added 20 charities to its platform.
One startup looking to eliminate inefficiencies in the industry is GrapeBrain, a ‘viticultural intelligence system’ which leverages Microsoft’s Azure Machine Learning to significantly improve grape production forecasts.
While crimefighters in popular culture have a vast array of high tech tools available to them as they go about their business, their real life counterparts are often working with tools and methods created decades ago. South Australian startup myEvidence aims to update these processes to improve the effectiveness of our law enforcement agencies.
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.
If technology has its way, a teacher calling the roll at school could very well become a thing of the past, with students checked in via their smartphone as soon as they enter the school gate. This is just one potential use for Sine, a visitor management system founded in Adelaide.
There’s nothing worse than spending time getting ready for a night out only to arrive at a venue and find that it’s full or, worse, that there’s absolutely no atmosphere. Adelaide startup Little Birdy is looking to solve that problem and make sure everybody has a great night out by showing them where there friends are and what’s going on at different venues in real time.
When Adelaide tech entrepreneurs Steve Barrett and Chhai Thach first launched their nanosocial app Oi! last year, a few startup watchers – including one at this very publication – rolled their eyes.
While Australia’s love of coffee has seen a boom in bricks and mortar java providers, tech-savvy entrepreneurs have also seen an opportunity for business. Three South Australian friends passionate about coffee decided to start up their own local roasting business and ecommerce store, Rebel Coffee Co.
Today, Microsoft announced the launch of the Microsoft Innovation Centre South Australia (MICSA) in Adelaide, which aims to help drive the next generation of startups and accelerate the growth of existing SMEs in the region.
In the immortal words of Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue, the kids are alright. In fact, despite the stereotype of the lazy millennial, young people do want to learn and work — and they can even teach older people a thing or two.
Since the Innovyz programme launched in 2012, more than 45 startups around the globe have graduated and collectively raised over $23 million in capital. Yesterday, it was announced that the accelerator’s latest program will have both a new format and a new focus on high-growth health, fitness and medical related startups. Last year, Innovyz moved […]