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A new one-off special documentary focused on Australian startups is to air on Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel this Saturday night at 9.30pm.
The OzAPP Awards have named the 20 finalists in their 2015 competition, with paperless site app for contractors APE mobile, academic assistant Assignmenthero, and complaint management app Two Hoots making the list.
As manager of Student Entrepreneur Development at UNSW, I am often asked about the best way for students to learn ‘entrepreneurship.’ The answer, in my opinion, is by actually being an entrepreneur: by founding and running a startup in tandem with studying a degree, and actually encountering the same challenges, risks, and rewards as a real entrepreneur.
A report from The Forum Corporation has found that employees aren’t as engaged and accountable as they should be, with just 18 per cent of business leaders and managers surveyed reporting they saw the highest level of accountability in their organisation.
Tinder has just closed its first acquisition. The IAC-backed startup has purchased Chill, creators of Tappy, as part of a strategic acquihire. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Tappy is a mobile messenger that uses photos and ephemerality to put a new face on text messaging. All messages disappear after 24 hours, and Tappy’s conversations must begin with a photo. From there, you can turn that particular photo into a chat thread, with a single individual or a group. [Source: Techcrunch.com]
Kim Nicol, a Silicon Valley meditation teacher, is working to bring a sense of calm, or mindfulness – coming into stillness and gathering your attention into just one place – into tech houses, startups, and Fortune 500 companies.
Sydney startup Handkrafted is the latest startup to join the crop of craft platforms. The platform works by crowdsourcing makers and then matching them with customers. Makers send tailored proposals in response to briefs posted by customers, who can then choose which maker they would like to commission.
Entrepreneur and coder, James Foster works out of Fishburners in Sydney. Just before the christmas break he decided to start working on a little side project called Bulk Resize Photos, and it looks like it is going to end up consuming much of his time this year, based on the early traction and feedback.