Yesterday, Techcrunch reported on a new event that will be hosted by major Silicon Valley accelerator, Y Combinator (YC). At the Female Founders Conference, which is being held at YC’s Mountain View Campus in March, YC alumni will share their experiences and offer guidance to women who are in the early stages of their startup or aspiring to become entrepreneurs.
There’s been undying hype in the media over the past few days following Google’s announcement that they’re testing a prototype for a smart contact lens that would function as an alternative to the traditional needle-prick glucose monitoring system. The smart contact lens is undeniably innovative, but is it really a better option for Diabetics?
goCatch and Audi Centre Sydney have joined forces in a new campaign, where random Sydney passengers who book taxis with the goCatch app will be offered a free ride in an Audi A1. Andrew Campbell, Co-Founder and CEO of goCatch said the promotion was a way of giving back to the hundreds of thousands of… Read more »
Brisbane-based tech company, divestIT, yesterday announced the launch of their new secure cloud-based desktop service. cloudDesktop allows small to medium size businesses to log in to their company desktop from any device or computer using any internet provider. This solution was previously the domain of large scale enterprises. divestIT’s cloudDesktop allows businesses to operate from… Read more »
Aussie startup Expert360 has raised an impressive $1 million in investment capital, a number exceeding the founders’ expectations. The funds will be used to continue its full-scale commercial rollout and global expansion, with sights set on the huge and growing $30 billion market opportunity.
According to The Seattle Times, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told managers that customers loaded USD$1.3 billion in Starbucks cards across the US and Canada during the October-to-December Holiday Quarter, representing an unprecedented figure in the company’s history. But why should large retail chains have all the fun? Rewardle, the Melbourne-based membership, points and rewards platform… Read more »
The internet has recently been abuzz with bitcoin tell-tales; and more and more startups are recognising the need to keep up with this technology trend. The latest startup to incorporate cryptocurrency into their payment system is Parkhound – an Australian-based online marketplace that connects drivers seeking parking spaces with local property owners who have spaces to spare.
Fake reviews and testimonials aren’t a new phenomenon, but they’ve become increasingly widespread in the online space. In fact, there are plenty of sellers on online marketplaces like Fiverr offering to write “glowing reviews” of anyone’s product or service for $5.
Businesses seeking to transition into the mobile app space, are usually tossing up between two options when choosing a development firm: the risk-free no frills option, or the high-end alternative that come with big price tags.
Last month, a record-setting crowdfunding campaign was launched for a new product, the vtalk phone, a cloud-based VoIP technology designed to bring desktop phones into the smartphone age.
Bluechilli has today announced that they will acquire startup-specialist digital agency – The New Agency.
Recently, US-based toy-making startup GoldieBlox created a video advertisement for their impressive line of engineering toys for girls. The advertisement, however, has caused a bit of a ruckus because the background song they used in the advertisement is the Beastie Boys’ ‘Girls’ – but with lyrics changed. And now we have a legal issue of copyright infringement spiraling out of control.
In recognising the demand for entrepreneurs in this day and age, non-for-profit foundation Club Kidpreneur has designed a unique, interactive and educational entrepreneurial programme for kids across Australia. The Camp Kidpreneur holiday programme is taking place in nine locations nationwide to foster entrepreneurial thinking in children aged between 8 and 12 years.