In part two of our Australian Mentors series, we change our focus to Melbourne’s startup scene. Just like Sydney, Melbourne has a strong tech entrepreneur scene with plenty of coworking spaces and accelerator programs. It is a strong ecosystem and home to some of Australia’s biggest online success stories such as Catch of the Day, Kogan, Envato and 99designs.
Many website managers agree that responding to a flurry of questions sent through the ‘help’ or ‘support’ section is a tedious process. Rather than rely on traditional streams like email, FAQs systems or support portals, startup elevio allows website owners to show contextual-based tips to their visitors to help the out where and when they need it.
Flagship startup publication startup smart has a new editor in the form of popular journalist Bronwen Clune who has taken over the reigns this week.
As of last Tuesday, BodyTea’s Instagram account with an 80,000-strong follower base has been hacked. According to Taylor Dow, Founder of BodyTea Australia, the perpetrator has been featuring false special offers via Instagram such as ‘Follow us, and you’ll get a year’s supply of BodyTea’.
We come from the land of Tall Poppy Syndrome, so it’s not surprising that Mark McDonald and Josiah Humphrey, both in their early 20s, garner some raised eyebrows when they talk about their expansion plans over the next 24 months for their business Appster.
Most good ideas I write about often start off after a few bottle’s of alcohol have been consumed, in the case of Liquorun it was a case of potential lack of booze that inspired three young AFL players to put their heads together and draft a new business strategy on their flight home from an interstate game.
Melbourne-based car manufacturing startup Tomcar Australia is well on its road to success, having pre-sold 100 units of the all-terrain vehicles and now accepting cryptographic currency Bitcoin.