News & Analysis
Australia’s largest student portal, Zookal, raised AUD$600K in its latest investment round led by CFO of Gemini Israel Venture Funds, Omer Regev, and Silicon Valley’s Filtro Investments. This round brings total investment in the company to AUD$2.1 million.
The judges spent many days deliberating because all 10 finalists were outstanding in their own right. But they did finally come to a decision, and tonight we handed the winner a life-size boarding pass to and from San Francisco’s Silicon Valley – the world capital for innovation – where they will have the opportunity to meet some of the most influential entrepreneurs of our time.
A little over a month ago, Woolworths joined Coles in their decision to stock social enterprise Thankyou’s “life-changing” product range. Today, Thankyou Water has hit the shelves of Woolworths stores across Australia, and its food and body care range is scheduled for release next month.
Cherie Thompson is a passionate youth advisor on a mission to set the standard for youth employment across Australia. On the 7th of October, she will be launching the much anticipated ‘Go Getta Job’ – the nation’s first online job board and information portal dedicated to teenagers.
Ever tried to capture a special moment only to look back and cringe at the awful quality of the video? Australians now have no excuse for taking bad videos with the launch of new app Cinch which guides users in capturing, editing and sharing video content.
oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, has just launched their new accelerator partnership program in Australia – oDesk Upstarts. The program aims to empower Aussie startups by providing them with online access to freelancers across the world.
Launched last month, the New Venture Institute (NVI) at Flinders University has embarked on two new initiatives to strengthen the University’s enterprise culture. Leading business luminaries will be presenting at the NVI’s new Entrepreneurs in Conversation series, and students will be working on ‘real world’ startup case studies.
TiE Sydney is hosting entrepreneur event ‘TiECON Australia’ with the theme of ‘Go Asia’ on October 9. The ‘Go Asia’ regional conference will enable Australian entrepreneurs to qualify their potential in key Asian centres, connect with TiE Chapters, and get support to enter burgeoning markets.
Last week, LawPath announced a partnership with leading legal content and technology provider, LexisNexis Pacific in a bid to assist firms with the commoditisation of the profession. They will now be offering LexisNexis customers access to LawPath’s innovative lead generation platform as part of their workflow.
If you’re looking to get your startup groove on overseas, StartupGroovy is here to accommodate. Launched today, StartupGroovy offers a holistic solution for startups to keep their costs low while travelling abroad – including accommodation, office space and support from a community of entrepreneurs in various lean cities.
Investor heavyweights James Packer, SEEK co-founder Paul Bassat, and BRW Rich Families members the Libermans andKahlbetzers, are backing goCatch against the dominance of industry giant Cabcharge.
Tanya Bartolini has always loved getting her hands in the dough and sculpting up a culinary masterpiece; but it wasn’t until she took maternity leave from her high-stress career in finance and gave birth to her son that she realised she wanted to cook for a living. Now she manages The Kitchen Bench – a popular food site for everyday cooks to network and share their love of food.
Australian startup TutorBee provides a convenient and specialised service for students to undertake tailored online tutorials with their own private tutor – regardless of their geographical location. TutorBee was announced the winner of the Australian Centre of Innovation Apps4Broadband Competition, taking the top gong for Best App and winning in the supporting categories of Best App – Health and Social Services and Best App – Business to Business.