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Mentors you should know in the startup space: Adelaide Edition (2014)

- March 31, 2014 4 MIN READ

Based on its growth and the companies that have emerged from the city, we can safely say that Adelaide has one of the strongest startup scenes in Australia. There are around 68 professional support networks in Adelaide, making it one of the most structured environments in the country; and with accelerator programs such as ANZ Innovyz and conferences like South Start, it is quite clear that our southern cousins mean business when it comes to innovation and technology.

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Cyber risk insurance product launched by Allianz

- March 31, 2014 2 MIN READ

As technology advances, so too does crime. And the tools used to commit crimes are advancing as rapidly as digital devices are. But one thing hasn’t changed – a criminal’s acumen and dexterity when it comes to the act of the crime. Today, cybercrime and data breaches costs the Australian economy over $1 billion and the global… Read more »

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Top Australian campaigns on Indiegogo this week

- March 28, 2014 2 MIN READ

Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has released some interesting statistics about Australia. Firstly, the amount of money pledged to Indiegogo campaigns in the country has nearly tripled over the last 12 months, with Technology and Design campaigns experiencing the fastest growth rate. Film, Technology and Music are still the most commonly funded categories for Australians; and it… Read more »

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$30,000 scholarship to study in Silicon Valley up for grabs

- March 26, 2014 2 MIN READ

The Silicon Lakes Team is co-ordinating and hosting the 2014 Australian & New Zealand Singularity University Global Impact Competition in association with Dr Clarence Tan, the Australian Ambassador for Singularity University. The competition is now open, and Australian innovators are invited to apply for the chance to win a scholarship worth $30,000 to study at the Silicon… Read more »

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Brisbane startup Liquid State set to overhaul publishing giant Adobe

- March 19, 2014 3 MIN READ

Brisbane-based digital publishing startup Liquid State has come a long way since launching in the latter months of 2010. Their user base has grown 30 times over the past 11 months alone, earning itself the title of High-Growth Business Startup at the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards last year and becoming Australia’s go-to cloud-based platform for distributing digital content across mobile devices.

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Melbourne change-maker event ONEWorld Summit goes global

- March 13, 2014 2 MIN READ

ONEWorld Summit, a two-day event that brings together young social leaders, entrepreneurs and change-makers, made its debut in Melbourne just last year, and has now expanded into  other locations – including Singapore, San Francisco, New York, South Africa and Malaysia. In 2013, social entrepreneur Alex Jeffery, also the founder of GettBusy and Hoothouse, started a project… Read more »

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Winners announced for NAB Women's Agenda Leadership Awards

- March 6, 2014 2 MIN READ

In 2013, Hilary Clinton said, “Women remain as the world’s largest untapped reservoir of talent.” While this comment still resonates with our culture, in Sydney’s Doltone House, hundreds of people gathered to recognise and celebrate female talent across Australia. Former Queensland Premier and now CEO of YWCA NSW, The Hon. Anna Bligh spoke about resilience at the NAB… Read more »