Amazon Launchpad

Entries for Amazon Launchpad's $80,000 Innovation Grants close today

- August 24, 2020 2 MIN READ

Startups, entrepreneurs and small-to-medium-sized enterprises looking to innovate and grow their business have until midnight tonight to enter the Amazon Launchpad Innovation Grants, worth $80,000 each. There are five grant packages available and already Amazon Australia said it’s already received more than 500 entries. Carl Hartmann, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of non-alcoholic company Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic… Read more »

News & Analysis

How Amazon Launchpad helped turn non-alcoholic spirits brand Lyre's into a category leader in 12 months

- August 6, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Lyre’s Non-Alcoholic Spirits launched in 2019 and the Australian startup is now the most-awarded brand in its category in the world. The flavours include gin, whisky, vermouth, amaretto, absinthe and rum, and you can even make a non-alcoholic Negroni. Co-founder Carl Hartmann is a serial entrepreneur and when Amazon Launchpad arrived in Australia last year,… Read more »

Opinion

How coronavirus is set to increase workplace diversity

- July 8, 2020 3 MIN READ

The COVID-19 crisis has been a challenging time for the world at large, however, there have also been surprising positives. With workplaces changing and more employees working from home, companies have been able to tap into diversity in new ways. Through the pandemic, we’ve seen new attitudes being created towards flexible and remote working. This… Read more »

Amazon Launchpad

Amazon Launchpad is offering innovation grants worth $80,000 to help small businesses and startups

- July 7, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australian small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are optimistic about the ability to grow and innovate over the next 12 months, according to new research from Amazon Launchpad – Amazon.com.au’s program for Aussie startups and entrepreneurs. The Amazon Launchpad Innovation Report, commissioned by Amazon Australia, explores current sentiment amongst Australian SMB owners, how they evolved their… Read more »

Opinion

How virtual reality can lead the way in remote health care

- January 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

In recent years, experts have focused on finding better ways to improve remotely delivered mental health care. Now, virtual reality (VR) may pave the way for myriad new opportunities. Using VR for remote therapy involves conducting “face-to-face” sessions in a virtual environment. This mode of treatment could make counselling more accessible to those living and… Read more »

Partner Content

How 5G will transform Australia

- January 10, 2020 4 MIN READ

5G is here, or coming, to your smartphone and mobile internet, but what does that mean, especially if you’re in business? The fifth generation mobile network features new technologies and standards with the capacity to greatly improve data speeds, responsiveness (lower latency) and connectivity, all with greater reliability and resilience. Put simply, the way you… Read more »

Insights

Dr Jordan Nguyen, who helps people drive cars with their eyes, is talking 'epic tech' at Reimagination

- November 27, 2019 2 MIN READ

Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen is one of Australia’s most innovative entrepreneurs, and presenter of the ABC Science documentary Becoming Superhuman. Dr Nguyen (pictured) is a Top 100 Global Influencer on virtual reality and founded the social good startup Psykinetic, to create technologies to improve independence and quality of life for people in aged care… Read more »

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Opportunity remains in property investment, but it's all about the numbers

- November 8, 2019 4 MIN READ

Problems with high-rise apartments, especially the high-profile cases in the Sydney suburbs of Mascot and Homebush, have scared away both buyers and lenders according to new data from RiskWise Property Research. RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg said the cracks in both Sydney towers, which saw residents evacuated and rehoused awaiting repairs, combined with fears it could surface… Read more »

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Australia's premier tech summit is returning to Melbourne

- October 18, 2019 2 MIN READ

More than 1,000 tech and business leaders will gather in Melbourne on December 4 for the tech sector’s premier thought leadership event: the ACS Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit 2019. The fifth annual summit will focus on the innovators creating products and services that compete on the global stage to shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Australian Computer… Read more »