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Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime Services, in partnership with Deloitte, are inviting tech innovators to participate in the 2014 Codeworks hackathon in September. However, applications are closing tomorrow, so interested parties should get onto it right away.
High growth ecommerce platform, Bigcommerce is currently on a roll with its high-profile recruitment efforts, now appointing former Netflix Chief Talent Officer, Patty McCord onto its board of advisors.
Although generic non-slip socks can be found everywhere today – even at your local Woolies supermarket – a decade ago, it was a unique product. It was in 2005 that physiotherapist-turned-entrepreneur Luke Goodwin embarked on a search for socks that would be suitable for adults to wear not only whilst exercising, but also as a falls prevention safety measure in hospitals, nursing homes and even around houses with tiled or timber floors.
Earlier this week, I sat down with Liz Wald, VP of International for Indiegogo and she was extremely open and candid about my line of questioning around the so called “scam-paigning” issue that journalists from Pando and The Next Web in particular have had digs at the company for.
South Australian visual arts marketplace Bluethumb has taken out Best Shopping App in the Australian Mobile & App Design Awards 2014. Given the awards attracts entries from high profile businesses like domain.com.au, carsales.com.au, AFL, Coles and ANZ in a wide range of categories, it’s safe to say Bluethumb was in great company – not to mention, last year Ikea and Starbucks took out top honours in the categories for retail and shopping.
After winning Oxygen Ventures’ inaugural The Big Pitch competition, ECAL, the Melbourne-based ‘precision marketing’ platform for events, has secured $2 million in funding. ECAL tied in with WeTeachMe at the competition which was held on the 17th of June in Melbourne.
Cloud-based presentation and storytelling software startup, Prezi, has today revealed its growth figures for the Australian and New Zealand markets as well as its plans to focus more on its presence in the region. The company has also appointed two local Prezi experts Kris Flegg and Emma Bannister as ambassadors.
Earlier this month, Gold Coast-based entrepreneurs, Sharon Hunneybell and Sam Winter, announced their plans to release their Eight Week High School Entrepreneurial Education Program, Startup Apprentice, to schools, coworking spaces and community groups around Australia.
Electric performance car maker Tesla recently made its technology patents free to the public. What does this all mean for the Australian automotive landscape? The beginning of the electric evolution.
If you have a presence on, well, any social media channel, you probably would have seen at least one person you know in the last couple of weeks participating in the ‘ice-bucket’ challenge aimed at raising awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
In response to the proliferation of wearable tech, Melbourne-based startup Rewardle has released its first version of a technology that will enable independent local merchants to accept payments from their customers via smartwatches.
Startup RANGEme has today announced that supermarket giant Coles will be adopting its platform. The partnership means that RANGEme, which allows businesses to pitch their products to large retain chains via an online platform, will be able to provide new sales opportunities to local SMEs.
The timing of the current Senate Inquiry into the Australian Innovation System highlights some glaring shortcomings in Australia’s approach to and understanding of innovation. The reporting date, by July 2015, could well mean that any recommendations miss the next Australian budget.
Creativity can crop up in the most unusual circumstances – even at a Jack Johnson concert, as we’ve been told by Adam Theobald, Co-Founder of Beat The Q. Just as unlikely is for an idea to emerge while hurtling down a highway at 110 kilometres per hour. But that’s exactly what Elias Bizannes intends to incite when he boards 25 strangers onto a bus this August for a three-day road trip out of Sydney and back.
Learning the ropes of banking, payments and retail can be painfully tedious if not boring at the best of times. Moroku is the name of of the software startup that aims to overthrow this general perception by encouraging people to spend more time thinking and acting on their financial future through video games.