Melbourne-based startup Rewardle (ASX:RXH) has announced a major commercial partnership with AirAsia that will allow Rewardle members – there are almost 1 million – to trade small business loyalty points for AirAsia flight vouchers. This could see members flying to anywhere on the AirAsia network, which includes over 100 destinations across ASEAN and beyond.
Melbourne-based startup Gooroo is building a globally unique and verifiable talent-company-role matching algorithm which promises to not only transform the way employers recruit technology talent, but also the way technology professionals manage their careers and the way we understand the technology industry.
Once upon a time, in the dark, early days of the internet, bloggers wrote to miniscule audiences for the love of it. Now, blogging has become business, with bloggers who may have audiences of millions creating sponsored content for brands. With bloggers trusted by their readers, it’s important for them to connect with the right brand that their readership can identify with. Brands, too, need to find the right blogger to represent their name.
One of the most difficult parts of dealing with the aftermath of a natural disaster is finding and providing durable shelter for large numbers of people who have lost their homes. A Melbourne entrepreneur has come up with a possible solution.
Businesses are increasingly using contingent workers to save on labour costs. This trend coincides with an increasing desire for flexible work options. But, without a system in place, managing contingent workers is arguably more difficult than managing in-house workers. This problem inspired the founding of Rision, a Melbourne-based tech company that offers everything a business needs to source, recruit, manage and support contingent workers.
While various companies have tried to get drivers to go hands-free with their phones, the stats show that, clearly, none have really stuck. Australian startup Gizmosis hopes that their app Otto will be the one to do it.
One of the most innovative wearable tech product to reach Australia is Hexoskin. Although founded in North America, Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Dean Delia and Mark Milanese have been able to secure the rights to distribute Hexoskin’s products across the Asia Pacific region.
Following its foray into the Australian market two months ago, Rocket Internet’s self storage startup SpaceWays now has a competitor, with Melbourne-based startup Boxly launching today.
Pop! was off to a good start, attracting thousands of downloads within weeks of its launch. Melbourne-based tech entrepreneurs Chris Koch and Chad Stephens had invested millions of dollars into making their startup Pop! work.
A Melbourne-based startup Peer Academy has applied the collaborative consumption model into education to help people gain practical skills by learning from their peers.
If asked to quickly name a few coworking spaces in Melbourne, York Butter Factory and Hub Melbourne would probably be the first to come to mind for most people. Yet The Cluster, opened in 2010, was actually one of the city’s first.
It’s become a widely accepted belief that the best way to arrive at some semblance of a gender balance in the tech world in the future is to change attitudes about tech and engineering among young girls today. Melbourne Girls Grammar has taken this idea on board and decided to do something about it, announcing that it’s sending 60 girls aged 11 to 13 to the US on its inaugural Middle Years Science and Enterprise Tour in April.
Three weeks ago a new player entered the floristry tech space and has chosen to avoid both (a) dealing with florists and (b) a business model that hopes for repeat orders.
Talk to nearly any small business owner about problems they face in the day to day running of their business, from a new startup through to an established SME, and there’s a very good chance the topic of cash flow will come up. Thinking there had to be a way to use technology to help SMBs, Charlotte and Andrew Petris came up with InvoiceBid.
Interestingly, a lot of the sales for Frank Body come from Instagram, which is by far the business’ most successful social media channel. And the business announced this week that revenue this financial year will most likely exceed the $20 million mark – making it one of the fastest ecommerce starters in the country.