Iconic Australian start-up Edible Blooms Group launched a new gifting website this month, with a concept set to inspire a greener kind of giving. Launching off the back of the success of their popular gifting website Edible Blooms, the groups new venture – Green Thumb Gifts – will offer a national plant and gardening gift delivery service in a bid to provide a sustainable alternative to cut flowers.
For the last couple of weeks, new startup Posse has been admitting a limited number of individuals into it’s “gates” every day. The company made a major pivot recently and closed another 1.2 million dollar funding round from a group of US and Australian based investors.
On a mind-numbingly cold Friday morning, we headed down to one of Melbourne’s hottest co-working spaces Inspire9 in Richmond to have a chat to the all of the Angel Cube crew. Every friday morning the teams practise and refine their pitches – during which we were lucky enough to sit in, watch and ask questions. […]
Last week I was waiting for a parcel to be delivered by a freight company. After 7 calls, what felt like ‘endless hours’ spent on hold, five promises that it will arrive ‘tomorrow’, it finally made it what feels like years later (it probably only was a couple of days)! This made me think about customer service and how important it is no matter how big or small the business.
The actual idea and concept for Mi Goals began about 6 years ago, I remember the eureka moment being when I was in a sales training development day and the facilitator asked us to take out a scrap piece of paper and write our goals down, I thought to myself I wish I had a specific and structured place to write my goals down, and from that day the idea of Mi Goals was born.
The Optus Innov8 Seed Program gives Australian startups access to seed funding, mentoring, networking and dedicated co-working spaces to support their business growth and progression to Series A funding. Backed by SingTel Innov8, the SingTel Group’s corporate venture capital fund, the program will provide up to A$250,000 in funding per startup investment. Optus has also partnered with Fishburners in Sydney and York Butter Factory in Melbourne to provide the selected startups with dedicated co-working spaces to share ideas and host regular events to connect startups with industry experts and potential investors.
The City of Sydney Council’s reported decision to give media and in kind support worth $30,800 for the hire of the Customs House forecourt for Buy Nothing New Month is just the latest in a long line of ridiculous decisions that appear to support the further demise of an already struggling retail sector.
Digital publishing is becoming more and more popular for small and medium sized businesses providing another way to communicate and stay in touch with customers. The beauty of digital publishing is that it blends the benefits of the online and offline world as a lot of people still love the look and feel of a printed magazine, but do like the idea of saving paper (our trees!) by reading a magazine online.
Niki Scevak is the co-founder of HomeThinking which helps home owners find a realtor based on the realtor’s past performance and reviews. He is also the founder of Startmate, a group of startup entrepreneuers offering mentorship and seed financing to engineering-led teams based out of Sydney and an all-round great bloke.
To bring the power back into the hands of consumers, DealsToDrink has launched a new mobile application that gives users the ability to find specials and compare the prices on their favourite alcholic beverages across all their local bottle shops. Simply choose a city, select a beverage, and prices from up to six local bottle shops are displayed.
We came across a new site today – 99Gamers.com “Access an Infinite Collection of Video Games” – Sound Familiar? Well that’s because us guys in the Aussie Startup scene have been familiar with Nikki Durkin and the goals being kicked by 99Dresses for the past couple of years now.
Small to medium sized businesses that do not adapt to the current mobile environment will probably not survive, taking down the economy with them, according to Internet marketing pioneer and CEO of Australia’s largest Australian owned AdWords Management Company, SponsoredLinX, Ben Bradshaw.
You may already be a regular user of social media for personal use but now you need to separate personal and professional. The first rule to remember is once you are out there on social media it is public forever. The second rule is if you don’t want personal or professional information to be out there then don’t post it. Realistically if you have both personal and professionally different social media setups there is away for the public to see both and link them together- so be aware.