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Life as/in a start-up is already a challenge, but some daring entrepreneurs add even more of a challenge by solving a customer problem/job in a two-sided market. Put simply: in a two-sided market there are two sets of customers for the company. The value proposition needs to be appealing to both for the company to succeed and the value of the product or service also increases as the number of customers grows – network effect. [Source: LinkedIn]
By its very definition, a good coworking space isn’t just about the ping pong tables, nap pods, and coffee machine, but community. With Sydney’s Fishburners nestled between ABC, UTS, and TAFE buildings on Harris St in Ultimo, a street populated with more startups than on any other around Australia, you might be hard pressed to find a bigger community on just one road.
Brisbane based startup myPresences founded by Paul Gordon, was created to solve what is quite often an assumed issue that small business owners have very little understanding of what is happening online around their business and do not have the time to properly manage their presence and reputation online and have little understanding on how to do so.
The tech world has been looking at how to get kids interested in coding a for a few years now, with tech stars like Mark Zuckerberg banding with celebrities such as Will.i.am and Chris Bosh to make coding an attractive idea.
However, Australian schools are still struggling to fill computing-related courses.
No matter what language you speak, emojis can feel like a universal mode of communication. Whether your spirit shape is a smiling poop or a Karl Lagerfeld kitty, there are emojis for almost every sensibility. But according to designer Rebecca Evie Lynch, there aren’t any emojis that can speak specifically for introverts. [Source: FastCoCreate]
Ping pong has become somewhat synonymous with global startup ‘culture’ today, in fact entire movements have been launched because of the deep connection between the startup world and our love of the game.
It’s Friday, which means it’s time for our weekly mergers and acquisitions round up. Here’s what went on in startup land over the last few days:
Brisbane-based indie bitpop band 7bit Hero has not only merged video game music with modern day pop and rock, it has created a completely new live music experience, with the help of technology.