News & Analysis

Top 10 finalists announced for Google Impact Challenge

- October 1, 2014 2 MIN READ

Google Australia has announced that they have shortlisted the 10 ideas for a better world to ten finalists. The winning ideas thus far range from tackling environmental crises, to making education more accessible, to helping Australians better manage their own health and assisting people in need.

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Will startup StarPower become the socially-conscious Hootsuite for A-list celebrities?

- August 28, 2014 5 MIN READ

A BlueChilli startup StarPower – founded by Sydney-based Matt Heisie, Canada-based Terri Hitchcock and Hollywood-based Monica Matulich – decided to take things one step further, creating a social media platform that allows celebs to have meaningful conversations with their fans based on how interactive their fans are. With an interesting monetisation model and social charity engagement, the startup is set out to further disrupt how celebrities communicate with their fan base.

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Charity crowdfunding goes mobile: The GO Tribe launches app

- May 26, 2014 2 MIN READ

The GO Tribe – a charity with a twist – is set to change the way Australians learn and give through its newly launched crowd-funded mobile app. The organisation was launched in January, providing people the opportunity to learn about 12 different issues and support the efforts of 12 organisations across the year.

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GiveShop: Where being charitable costs nothing

- March 27, 2014 2 MIN READ

Eight months in the making, a new community fundraising platform is inching closer to its launch date. Best described as ‘a kind of Kickstarter with a philanthropic twist’, GiveShop is set to enliven the non-for-profit sector of Australia by leveraging the second-hand exchange market.