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Visa invites startups to solve business challenges and bring new ideas to payment solutions

- August 5, 2016 2 MIN READ

Global payments company Visa has today announced it will be inviting startups to participate in the Everywhere Initiative, a competition to solve challenges within the business around payment solutions. The competition has launched in Australia and New Zealand, giving local startups the opportunity to win $70,000 and the chance to run a pilot with Visa.

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Micro-location startup Localz wins IBM Smartcamp Australia 2015

- September 17, 2015 3 MIN READ

Smartcamp is part of IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program, an initiative assisting emerging companies to leverage the power of the IBM cloud, as well as connect them into IBM’s vast global network of clients, consultants, innovation centres, and its vast developer community. In the last four years, the winners of the competition have gone on to achieve great things.


Want to pitch your startup to Elon Musk in Dublin?

- September 12, 2014 < 1 MIN READ

A global competition called Pitch will bring together major founders like Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Reed Hastings (Netflix), Elon Musk (PayPal, Tesla, Space X), Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post) and Niklas Zennström (Skype) to judge 200 of the world’s best startups.


Rackspace Small Teams, Big Impact competition returns this year; startups invited to enter

- August 7, 2014 2 MIN READ

At last year’s Small Teams, Big Impact competition, there was a balanced mix of talent and disaster. Some startups excelled in their pitches, others were cringe-worthy. The Rackspace Small Teams Big Impact competition had everything you would see on X Factor Australia, minus the make-up and overwhelming stench of desperation. It was a competition of ideas. And it’s about to happen all over again.

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Geepers challenges creative thinkers to come up with the best app concept

- October 2, 2013 2 MIN READ

Geo-location startup Geepers this week launched The Geepers Challenge 2013, a competition where creative thinkers across NSW have the opportunity to establish a technology startup of their own. Participants also have the chance to win other prizes in return for designing and presenting the best concepts for web-based or mobile applications that are fundamentally “powered by Geepers”.