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The company behind the Brabham supercar is getting into the electric bus business with a former Tesla executive

- March 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

The South Australian group behind the manufacture of the Brabham BT62 supercar is positioning itself to become a major producer of electric buses for the emerging Australian market. Co-located with sister company Brabham Automotive in Adelaide, South Australia, BusTech Group is gearing up to produce at least 60 electric buses for the NSW Government over… Read more »

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How Code Camp staged its comeback to teach kids code after a devastating 2020

- March 3, 2021 2 MIN READ

Code Camp was one of Australia’s fastest growing social impact and education ventures when the coronavirus pandemic hit 12 months ago. Founder Ben Levi had spent six years building the country’s largest STEM school holiday programs, teaching more than 100,000 Australian students to design and code apps, online games, digital worlds, and websites. The business… Read more »

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Here’s where to look for trusted information now that Facebook News is gone

- February 19, 2021 3 MIN READ

Information is everywhere, right? Well, here in Australia, we now have one less source of news information at our fingertips. Yesterday, Facebook banned Australian users from posting news links, and sharing or viewing Australian and international news content. This will have a far-reaching impact on many organisations and groups. For the public – people of… Read more »

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Canva’s 2020 went globally gangbusters as the design giant signed deals around the world

- December 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

The continued rise of online design unicorn Canva was even more impressive in 2020 with the Sydney-based global venture revealing it developed 42 new partnerships in 18 countries in defiance of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The growth of Canva’s global footprint ranged from key US integrations with the likes of Fedex Office… Read more »

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Airtasker’s Tim Fung backs boat rental startup Flotespace and gets aboard as an advisor

- December 1, 2020 2 MIN READ

Airtasker founder and CEO Tim Fung has invested in the boat and yacht rental startup, Flotespace’s seed round raise, and will join the company as an advisor. The size of the round has not been disclosed and involved multiple investors. Sydney-based Flotespace the ‘Airbnb for boat experiences’ is a concierge service for boat and yacht… Read more »

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Australian-designed electric air ambulances are set to hit the sky by 2023

- November 26, 2020 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup AMSL Aero has built a battery-powered Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft with a cruising speed of 300kmh that could hit the skies as an air ambulance in 2023. The Vertiia eVTOL prototype, developed in conjunction with University of Sydney researchers and Australian aeromedical company, CareFlight, can travel at twice the speed… Read more »

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Kiwi electric engine startup ZeroJet wants solve the boating industry’s massive pollution problem

- November 19, 2020 2 MIN READ

New Zealand engineering startup ZeroJet is hoping to transform the boating industry by replacing outboards in a five year plan that would be like taking 1.5 million cars off the road.  The Auckland-based company, founded in 2015 by Neil Mans and Bex Rempel, built the world’s fastest and lightest electric jet boat, with a top… Read more »

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Envato’s creative community just hit US$1 billion in earnings ahead of expectations

- November 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

Creative marketplace Envato has hit a new benchmark, with its 81,000 content creators earning more than US$1 billion. Company chair and co-founder Collis Ta’eed, who last month stepped down as CEO last month, 14 years after launching the company, said they reached the milestone a year ahead of expectations. “The $1 billion goal has always… Read more »

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A former pro tennis player has developed an artificial intelligence app to make everyone’s game better

- October 31, 2020 2 MIN READ

A tennis app utilising artificial intelligence is set to revolutionise player analysis and coaching interaction. Developed former professional tennis player Dr David To in Adelaide, South Australia, the subscription-based Tennis AI app launched last week and is available globally. The AUD$10 a month subscription allows players to upload videos of their games and training sessions… Read more »

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The tech startup behind the wildly successful SWEAT app by Kayla Itsines has now redeveloped a smartphone app to trace biological threats

- October 27, 2020 2 MIN READ

Flinders University in South Australia has teamed up with a company that made its name developing a popular fitness app to create an app that can track and trace biological threats. The Torrens Resilience Institute (TRI) at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia worked with web and mobile app developer PixelForce to develop the smartphone… Read more »

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MYOB’s acquisition spree continues with GreatSoft in its sights

- October 27, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Private equity-owned accountancy software firm MYOB is ramping up the practice management solutions side of its business with plans to acquire cloud-based software provider, GreatSoft. The move comes after MYOB recent took a majority stake in workforce management software Roubler. The acquisition, now under review by competition regulator the ACCC, will integrate GreatSoft’s cloud-based practice… Read more »

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IKEA’s Adelaide store will be self-powered by 2025 as the retailer eyes a move into renewable energy generation and supply

- October 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

IKEA Australia will install solar panels generating 1.2MW of electricity on the rooftop of its Adelaide store as it moves towards operating with 100% renewable energy by 2025.  The project will create largest grid-connected commercial microgrid, connecting with the South Australian power network, and will be coupled with a 3.4MWh onsite battery – think around… Read more »

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Two brothers who created an anti-theft motorbike tracker have turned their solution into a startup

- October 13, 2020 2 MIN READ

When brothers Nathan and Trent Torkar went looking for affordable and reliable ways to protect their motorbikes from theft, they couldn’t find a solution. So they decided to invent one using a portable GPS tracker. The result is their security startup Solid GPS, which works on everything from bikes to cars, trailers and caravans, helping people… Read more »