Problems with high-rise apartments, especially the high-profile cases in the Sydney suburbs of Mascot and Homebush, have scared away both buyers and lenders according to new data from RiskWise Property Research. RiskWise CEO Doron Peleg said the cracks in both Sydney towers, which saw residents evacuated and rehoused awaiting repairs, combined with fears it could surface… Read more »
More than 1,000 tech and business leaders will gather in Melbourne on December 4 for the tech sector’s premier thought leadership event: the ACS Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit 2019. The fifth annual summit will focus on the innovators creating products and services that compete on the global stage to shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Australian Computer… Read more »
Point of sale (POS) systems have come a long way in a very short space of time. Make sure your business is getting the most out of the tech that’s now available. Because if you’re not, your competitors probably are. While a clunky old cash register might still come to mind when we think ‘checkout’,… Read more »
With the right systems in place, you can deliver value to your customers long after they leave your physical location. We often think of checkout as the last part of the customer journey. In fact, it can (and should) be just the beginning. That’s why having a comprehensive point-of-sale (POS) system is not only vital… Read more »
With almost half (46%) of small business owners travelling domestically and 28% internationally up to five times each year, managing travel can be a time consuming and tricky process. While the big end of town routinely utilises a travel partner to gain visibility over their travel costs and streamline the travel experience; small businesses can… Read more »
Amazon.com.au’s new store, Amazon Launchpad, for startups and entrepreneurs to sell their products, is now live in Australia. Rocco Braeuniger, Country Manager for Amazon Australia, said Amazon Launchpad is a solution to several key challenges startup founders face as they turn their attention from product development to sales and issues such as marketing, logistics and… Read more »
How the founder of non-alcoholic spirits brand Lyre’s spotted a ‘tectonic shift’ to take on the world
Lyre’s Co. co-founder and CEO Mark Livings. Photo: Supplied Lyre’s Co. distills non-alcoholic spirits that taste just like gin, whisky, rum and vermouth, among 13 different flavours. The startup launched this year and features in some of Australia’s best bars and restaurants. The brand will be in 15 countries by the end of the year.… Read more »
LA-based brand incubator Beach House Group has built the men’s skincare range Marlowe, using an online retail strategy. It’s part of the new Amazon Launchpad store in Australia. Co-founder Ido Leffler says they love reading the customer reviews and knowing how much the brands matter to people. The Beach House Group is the very… Read more »
With almost five in 10 (46%) small business owners travelling domestically and 28% internationally up to five times each year*, managing travel can be a time consuming and tricky process. But it doesn’t have to be that way. While the big end of town routinely utilises a travel partner to gain visibility over their travel… Read more »
Often the best fintech innovations seem incredibly simple but deceptively complex to implement and maintain and grow. In fintech there can be a fine line between disruption and breaking the law, as the Australian financial services industry is heavily regulated for the benefit of protecting consumers. This is just one reason why law firm… Read more »
Before we get to the good stuff, we wanted to offer context which underscores just how much of an achievement it is to make this shortlist. This year there was a massive 237 entries for the Finnie Awards across all 18 categories (not including Biggest Raise of the Year). That’s 30 per cent more than last year.
In an exciting industry first, Clubs NSW have partnered with Slingshot, Australia’s leading corporate accelerator, to run ClubsTHRIVE – a program focused on innovation and digital disruption to generate new investment and growth opportunities. [Applications close April 7] Calling all Aussie startups! ClubsNSW has announced a partnership with Slingshot, Australia’s leading facilitator of corporate… Read more »
What do AfterPay, Brighte, Civic Ledger and AirWallex have in common? Aside from all being successful fintechs, they all entered and won Finnie Awards last year. It’s more than just an accolade too. Earlier this year, Brighte founder Katherine McConnell told us that taking home the outstanding fintech leader of the year award helped… Read more »
China Money Network cofounder Nina Xiang will be sharing her in-depth insights into Chinese tech as part of this year’s Visiting Entrepreneur Program (VEP).
Robert Hsiung Managing Director of the global online education powerhouse, Udacity China, is the keynote speaker at City Talks Sydney: Our future with Artificial Intelligence and its rise in China, on Tuesday 9 April. The talk is a key event in the visiting entrepreneur program, produced by the City of Sydney in collaboration with the… Read more »