News & Analysis
Australian technology and solutions company Bluedot Innovation has announced a valuable new addition to the team – PayPal’s Founding Chief Financial Officer (CFO) David Jaques who has joined the company’s board of directors as CFO and will help shape their strategic direction.
After raising $500,000 from notable Australian VC investors, personal finance startup Pocketbook is ready to go full speed in disrupting the banking sector. Founders Alvin Singh and Bosco Tan will be using the funds for aggressive marketing, expanding their technical team and enhancing product experience.
New research from Australian business review website, WOMO.com.au, has uncovered Australia’s top 10 worst online reviewed industries when it comes to customer satisfaction. What better time for aspiring entrepreneurs to jump on board and shake up the industry?
Australian education startup AppInstruct has just launched an online course to teach aspiring entrepreneurs how to turn their app concept into a commercial success. Co-Founded by Nicholas Wright, Vijay Santhanam, Iain Dowling and Indy Chakrabarty, who have extensive experience in building commercial apps including Optus Recharge Now, AppInstruct combines technical and business skills to deliver a comprehensive and accelerated learning outcome.
Award-winning mobile advertising network LeadBolt is rapidly moving up the ranks, sitting at number three of the most-used mobile advertising solution by app developers on the Android system. Serving five billion ads a month in over 100 countries across 40,000 apps, LeadBolt proves Australian companies are fit to compete on the global stage.
Three years ago, two Melbourne entrepreneurs frustrated with the costs involved with booking corporate travel decided to embark on Plan B – a cheaper solution. Rather than paying corporate travel agents unnecessary fees, Plan B’s innovative technology allows business owners to arrange their own flights.
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.
When creatives get stuck in their 9-to-5 grind, passion projects fall by the wayside – gathering layers of dust and cynicism ‘til it’s nowhere to be seen. Launched today, Side Racket is set on amping up side projects all over the world so all ideas can reach their full potential.
Engineers Australia recently named Dr Bronwyn Evans, Professional Engineer of the Year 2013. After earning the prestigious title, Dr Evans spoke exclusively with Shoe String about the gender disparity in the engineering industry and her drive to change society’s perception of what it means to be an engineer – especially for women.
Local innovators and entrepreneurs can now apply for new Telstra-sponsored startup accelerator program, muru-D.
Bra-Voe is an innovative solution for bra storage that’s gained widespread acclaim across the country, and won the title of Best Product Design at the Sydney Design Awards last Wednesday.
Aussie startup Rewardle will be offering free Uber rides through its membership, points and rewards platform.
Dutch startup Flipit.com has expanded into Australia in its efforts to become the biggest coupon website in the world. What’s cool about Flipit? Users can personalise their account and Flipit.com will deliver coupons that are relevant to their interests.
Australian startup Omny has just launched their personalised radio app – taking on the likes of Pandora, iTunes Radio, and iHeart Radio. Unlike other apps, Omny draws data from weather forecasts, the user’s Facebook feed, their email accounts, premium radio shows, and music from their Spotify, Rdio, Songl and iTunes accounts to deliver a highly personalised radio station.