News & Analysis

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.

News & Analysis

Dr Jana Matthews talks startups and ANZ Innovyz START

- October 8, 2013 4 MIN READ

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.


Music is back in business with new online platform Kicktone

- October 1, 2013 4 MIN READ

Kicktone is an online platform set to bring the business back into music, by helping bands worldwide rise from the cracks of obscurity. Launched today, Kicktone allows users to sell their music and merchandise directly to their fans through social media integration, all the while providing them access to a highly engaged audience.


Big Big Book introduces smart booking system

- August 29, 2013 4 MIN READ

Don’t like doing things the hard way? Neither does CEO of Big Big Book, Ben Smith! Adelaide-based startup Big Big Book makes managing bookings and clients fast and simple for health and wellness professionals who can’t afford to be tied down doing the grunt work.


From Italy to Australia, launching a gaming empire

- August 28, 2013 3 MIN READ

Broken Arms Games is a young independent team of game developers passionate about creating innovative mobile and online entertainment experiences. They’re one of the few international startups that have been accepted into the 2013 ANZ Innovyz Accelerator Program.