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Startup Lodie brings the pop up retail experience into the smartphone age

- February 6, 2014 2 MIN READ

Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Gabrielle Kelly and Simon Doukas have developed a mobile application Lodie for emerging designers to showcase and sell their products in a virtual pop-up shop format. The app is currently in its beta phase, and set to launch officially in the upcoming months. Lodie has a membership-based model, which requires customers to download… Read more »

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Mint Wireless launches 'Mintegrate' developer platform for mobile payments

- January 31, 2014 2 MIN READ

Today, Mint Wireless introduced Software Developer Kits (SDKs) and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for mobile payments integration. The Mintegrate platform allows developers to easily integrate mobile payments into applications on iOS and Android devices. Mintegrate targets developers building mobile applications for small and medium enterprises. SMEs are increasingly shifting towards mPOS (mobile Point-of-Sale) services to collect payments using tablets and… Read more »

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Australia chooses Pozible over other crowdfunders

- January 24, 2014 4 MIN READ

Australians have made their decision, choosing Pozible over other crowdfunding platforms this Australia Day. As of January 2014, Pozible is the third most successful crowdfunding platform in the world, and the most successful in the country. In their latest media release, Pozible announced that campaigns running on the platform have a 56 percent success rate –… Read more »

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Australian Government reviewing startup employee share options

- January 22, 2014 < 1 MIN READ

Responding to concerns raised by startups, the Australian Government has decided to review tax rules surrounding employee share options. On Tuesday, the Treasury announced that they will begin direct consultations with interested stakeholders for two weeks starting from the 28th of January. Stakeholders in Melbourne and Sydney have the opportunity to comment on issues relating… Read more »

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Are women-only events the answer to gender disparity in the startup space?

- January 22, 2014 3 MIN READ

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.