Ecommerce has come in leaps and bounds over the last two decades; according to eMarketer, global ecommerce sales will hit $1.5 trillion this year, and continue to grow as new technology makes it even easier for us to keep buying wherever and whenever. One such piece of technology is Pixmoto, an online video platform that connects viewers to the products that appear inside branded video; it allows consumers to easily click on the products that they like when they come up, taking them directly to the product landing page in the brand’s online store.
Maybe the one thing Australians can agree on is that we love our sport, but it turns out we’re not just watching the traditional sports like cricket and football – Australians are more into eSports, or electronic sports, than ever before. More importantly, Australians are talking about eSports more than ever before and, with eSports becoming mainstream, companies are popping up looking to cater to these fans.
Brisbane startup meVu is one such company, creating a platform that facilitates gambling on eSports.
Different offices have different traditions but there’s one that is well-loved across almost every single one that has it: that of Friday afternoon drinks. Of course, work can get busy and even if there’s a bottle shop nearby, it can be hard to keep the fridge stocked. While there are a number of alcohol delivery services that can solve that problem, Brisbane startup Friday Beers has decided to go in hard on that Friday afternoon niche.
Brisbane’s Daily Crow News is yet another media startup hoping to make its mark. It’s like a news-focused audio Twitter feed, delivering 10 second snippets, or ‘crows’, of hyper-local audio news, allowing listeners to find out what’s happening around them. The app allows users to upload their own stories, essentially having them become citizen reporters.
It’s become impossible to watch a sports broadcast without sitting through at least a dozen ads for one sports betting agency or another, and as each agency looks for an edge over the other, it’s never been easier to place a bet. A punter no longer has to visit the TAB in person to place a bet, with Sportsbet to Unibet, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Tom Waterhouse and more offering live in-game betting from a smartphone. It’s also never been easier for punters to lose money.
From platforms helping users find and book yoga classes to smart devices helping users track and analyse every run they go on, there is no shortage of fitness startups out there. Now a Brisbane startup is launching to help fitness lovers find each other and work out together.
A month ago, non-for-profit Brisbane coworking community River City Labs announced a trial partnership with Telstra-backed startup accelerator muru-D that would see River City Labs host its first in-house accelerator programme. Today, RCL has unveiled the five tech startups accepted into Class 1 of the inaugural programme.
Brisbane coworking space River City Labs has today announced the launch of a trial partnership with Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D, which will see the launch of the first accelerator program at the space.
Earlier this month, PowerDialer.co took out the top prize at Startup Weekend Brisbane. Over 54 hours, Nicholas Burge, Jake Phillpot, Tylor Stewart, Harris Jubb, Michael Moore, and Suzy Le brought their cloud-based call centre concept to life.
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.
Financial services provider CUA and Brisbane coworking space River City Labs are calling on entrepreneurs to apply to their next Sponsored Entrepreneur Program, which will give five entrepreneurs three months of mentoring and paid membership to the startup hub.
There are various types of startups in the world. There are the quirky ones that try to make us smile, those that quell boredom, startups that aim to make us healthier, those who want to get us organised and work better, and those that try to change the way big institutions work. Brisbane startup dfinanz aims to be the latter.
One of the best parts about festivals and special events is the incredible food: restaurants set up stalls next to food trucks, who work next to nan and pop stalls making traditional food from different cultures. But the downside is that the lines are always long and most stalls only take cash, leaving you running around trying to find an ATM.
Social media has made it easier for us to pretend like we’re doing more than we say we are, particularly when it comes to how much time, money, and effort we spend helping other people. It’s easy to like a Facebook page or sign a petition and think the cause has been won, all from the comfort of your couch.
MindHive could be described as a platform that’s bit like a Freelancer or Upwork, except instead of a website needing to built, there is a problem that needs to be solved; and it’s not just an individual working on that issue, it’s a team of people contributing to the solution.