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Why has Australia become a global crowdsourcing hub?

- December 8, 2014 2 MIN READ

Australia’s global crowdsourcing hub was first identified in 2010 by Australian futurist Ross Dawson when he observed a number of emerging Aussie crowdsourcing startups (including Freelancer and DesignCrowd – a site that I operate) were taking on the world.

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LobbyCrowd set to hold Australian politicians accountable

- August 15, 2014 5 MIN READ

Like many other Australians, Tony Simpson, a NSW Southern Highlands-based entrepreneur, is frustrated that our government pay such little attention to what we articulate online, let alone act upon our suggestions. This is why he created LobbyCrowd – an online platform that combines traditional political lobbying with modern crowdsourcing.

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Innovative startup CommissionCrowd connects businesses with commission-based sales agents

- June 13, 2014 7 MIN READ

An innovative new UK-based startup, CommissionCrowd – currently in its beta phase – is a cloud-based platform connecting businesses with independent sales representatives. Launching publicly in the later months of this year, the startup also provides collaborative accounts that allow both the company and sales agent to easily manage their remote working relationships under one roof.

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Creating crowdsourcing success as a startup

- February 28, 2013 3 MIN READ

A lot of start-ups believe they can hire easy, cheap overseas labour or put their project up on a crowdsourcing platform to develop their online or mobile vision. But in actual fact, there’s plenty more to consider. Businesses of all kinds and of all sizes have turned to crowdsourcing en masse in recent years. The term itself was first coined in 2006, with the real flood of Australian businesses getting on board with the revolutionary practice coming in the last three years.