Aussie startup Rewardle will be offering free Uber rides through its membership, points and rewards platform. Rewardle is a mobile application that allows consumers to earn points and redeem rewards at their favourite cafes, bars, restaurants and more. Put simply, Rewardle is a digital update to the ubiquitous “buy 9, get 1 free” paper punch… Read more »
Dutch startup Flipit.com has expanded into Australia in its efforts to become the biggest coupon website in the world. What’s cool about Flipit? Users can personalise their account and Flipit.com will deliver coupons that are relevant to their interests.
Australian startup Omny has just launched their personalised radio app – taking on the likes of Pandora, iTunes Radio, and iHeart Radio. Unlike other apps, Omny draws data from weather forecasts, the user’s Facebook feed, their email accounts, premium radio shows, and music from their Spotify, Rdio, Songl and iTunes accounts to deliver a highly personalised radio station.
Adelaide-based business accelerator program, ANZ Innovyz START, announced last week that 60 percent of the startups to graduate from the program raised almost $2 million in seed and angel investment, and secured contracts worth over $2 million. Dr Jana Matthews, Managing Direct of ANZ Innovyz START, spoke exclusively with Shoe String about the success of the program and the changing startup culture in Australia.
Ignitions Labs, a Sydney-based accelerator for niche technologies, has launched its 2013 medical technology program; and will be supporting four medical technology startups that are prime examples of the creativity offered by Australia’s medical entrepreneurs.
Google and INCUBATE just announced they will collaborating to expand INCUBATE’s entrepreneur development program to universities across Australia, demonstrating their commitment to investing in the future of Australian innovation.
Geo-location startup Geepers this week launched The Geepers Challenge 2013, a competition where creative thinkers across NSW have the opportunity to establish a technology startup of their own. Participants also have the chance to win other prizes in return for designing and presenting the best concepts for web-based or mobile applications that are fundamentally “powered by Geepers”.
Australia’s largest student portal, Zookal, raised AUD$600K in its latest investment round led by CFO of Gemini Israel Venture Funds, Omer Regev, and Silicon Valley’s Filtro Investments. This round brings total investment in the company to AUD$2.1 million.
On Monday, a Melbourne pre-accelerator program NEXT will be launched to equip startup founders with the skills and tactics necessary to succeed in an accelerator program or early product launch. The five-week NEXT program is taking place in Australia as part of the Startup Spring festival. The program evolved from Startup Weekend, an independent global grassroots movement to… Read more »
The judges spent many days deliberating because all 10 finalists were outstanding in their own right. But they did finally come to a decision, and tonight we handed the winner a life-size boarding pass to and from San Francisco’s Silicon Valley – the world capital for innovation – where they will have the opportunity to meet some of the most influential entrepreneurs of our time.
A little over a month ago, Woolworths joined Coles in their decision to stock social enterprise Thankyou’s “life-changing” product range. Today, Thankyou Water has hit the shelves of Woolworths stores across Australia, and its food and body care range is scheduled for release next month. Thankyou Co-Founder and Managing Director Dan Flynn predicts the next… Read more »
Cherie Thompson is a passionate youth advisor on a mission to set the standard for youth employment across Australia. On the 7th of October, she will be launching the much anticipated ‘Go Getta Job’ – the nation’s first online job board and information portal dedicated to teenagers.
Coalition of Mischief embraces a cheeky, lateral marketing style for communicating messages around social, cultural and humanitarian issues. Their services are catered to non-for-profit and other socially aware organisations – like government and councils, social enterprises, businesses in the health and wellness industries, and cultural, health, environmental or educational initiatives – to help them achieve their social and financial objectives.
Ever tried to capture a special moment only to look back and cringe at the awful quality of the video? Australians now have no excuse for taking bad videos with the launch of new app Cinch which guides users in capturing, editing and sharing video content.
oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, has just launched their new accelerator partnership program in Australia – oDesk Upstarts. The program aims to empower Aussie startups by providing them with online access to freelancers across the world.