Last month, education technology startup Literatu formally released its complete Windows 8.1 operating platform app for Microsoft in Singapore. At the event were teachers from various schools in the region, each of whom had a Microsoft Surface computer so they could take part in the live demonstration of how Literatu could help benefit both themselves and their students in the classroom.
It has only been a few weeks that the current muru-D accelerator class have been back in the country after their recent trip to China and already muru-D have confirmed that some of the founders have had opportunities arise that will mean a select few of the founders will actually be remaining in China until demo day early next month.
Venture Capital and Corporate Partnership firm Reinventure was founded by Danny Gilligan and Simon Cant; and it operates at a strict arm’s length from Westpac. One of the core investment strategies firm is to invest in technology companies that Westpac can provide a significant advantage to.
There are plenty of businesses being started across Australia every day. Most make it to revenue; many generate decent revenue; but an overwhelming majority hit significant growth pains.
According to a report from The Forum Corporation, employees / contractors aren’t as engaged in their work as they should be; in turn, employees aren’t holding themselves accountable to complete work to the best of their ability.
There is an interesting trend when it comes to the rise of private colleges in Australia and the flexibility and structure of the staff in these businesses. Many have started to systemise all of their enrolment and administrative needs turning to platforms like oDesk.com to create infrastructure that allows them to scale from a handful to hundreds of students in a very short amount of time.
Last year the podcast SERIAL took the world by storm. It is the most listened to podcast in the world at the moment with an average of 1.26 million downloads per episode. When you really think about that number for a second, that is more listeners than an Australian commercial radio station.
It’s not easy starting a business. Statistically, the odds are against you. A survey by Bloomberg has revealed that a shocking 80% of small companies fail within their first 18 months of existence.
Sydney based startup YouChews wants show business owners and corporates that there is a better way of doing things. The company is an online catering marketplace for interesting and unique food options that have been sourced from the local community.
It would be easy for one to assume that FanFuel falls within the advertising and sports sponsorship space as far as revenue is concerned, in fact this couldn’t be further from the truth.
In its simplest form, Tripalocal is an online platform that connects travellers with locals so that they can have authentic experiences. However, as we know, other startups have tried and failed in this space over the last couple of years.
Because of its wider target market, it would not be surprising if we saw startup vClass reach critical mass at a faster run rate than other more niche focused education startups within the group
Earlier this week Sydney based startup accelerator muru-D backed by Telstra, held its first presentation night for the current class two participants.
If Wattblock achieves all it has planned this year, it could very well make a meaningful dent in Australia’s carbon emissions whilst building a business that has billions of dollars in global potential.