News & Analysis

BREAKING BACKBONE: Small business insolvencies jump

- November 7, 2019 2 MIN READ

Small business insolvencies have risen 20% over the last quarter, an increase of 8% year-on-year in an ominous sign for the Australian economy, with CreditorWatch CEO Patrick Coghlan saying the latest data is “the canary in the coal mine”. Coghlan suggests the rise in businesses being declared insolvent doesn’t bode well for the economy. Coghlan’s… Read more »

News & Analysis

The news you need to know: Mon, Oct 21

- October 21, 2019 2 MIN READ

  Our colleague Cec Busby, editor of Kochie’s Business Builders, brings you the daily headlines in bite-sized chunks, which we share here.    Cash Converters to cough up millions in a class-action suit Cash Converters has agreed to settle a class-action suit brought against the company by Queensland consumers who claimed the pawnbroker’s loan conditions… Read more »

News & Analysis

YBF is recognising diversity in fintech with the return of the Lift Off Awards

- September 20, 2019 2 MIN READ

Tech innovation leaders, YBF Ventures (formerly York Butter Factory), will be holding their second annual Lift Off Awards on November 21. Taking place once again in the Ballroom at YBF Melbourne, the awards will recognise the innovative contributions for entrepreneurs in the fintech landscape. Awards include Innovator of the Year, Collaborator of the Year, Rising Star, Coolest Branding and Star of… Read more »

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News & Analysis

Here is the top 10 on the Kochie’s Business Builders Power List

- July 3, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Yume Food boss Katy Barfield The inaugural Kochie’s Business Builders Power List was launched in May who recognise  50 businesspeople the publication believes are having an impact on the small business and startup space. The list highlighted the incredible plethora of talen in the ecosystem, from small business advocates to startup success stories. The amazing… Read more »

Opinion

Digital ethics is one of the biggest issues facing AI – and most business execs admit they’re not ready to tackle it

- May 23, 2019 2 MIN READ

Business leaders are ignoring the ethical challenges of emerging technologies according to the latest Trendlines report. In doing so, they risk losing the trust of both their customers and employees.  The survey conducted by Avanade canvassed 1,200 C-suite, senior-level IT and business decision makers in 12 countries to reveal that while most respondents (82%) agreed digital… Read more »

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An Australian university is using big data and Amazon Web Services to create an innovation centre for social good

- May 7, 2019 2 MIN READ

Centre will pursue solutions for real world challenges Students to work with industry leaders to achieve social impact Intelligent data-driven health systems to improve support for patients Swinburne University of Technology has announced the launch of the Data for Social Good Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC), powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). The Centre will leverage… Read more »

Profiles

Throwing a Gronade at the fear of AI

- April 26, 2019 4 MIN READ

While millions of people the world over are fearing the disruption of the fourth industrial revolution, one Harbour City Labs’ startup, Gronade, is touting its benefits for all to hear.

Profiles

Cruiser Interactive takes collaboration to the next level at Harbour City Labs

- April 18, 2019 4 MIN READ

It’s been four years since Dr Anthony Collins launched Cruiser Interactive, a spinoff of a technology research project developed at the University of Sydney. Cruiser Interactive delivers innovative solutions for meeting spaces, operations centres and cultural spaces offering organisations the ability to connect and collaborate at scale in real time. Collins tells Startup Daily the… Read more »