Jane Lu and Gen George launch women’s entrepreneur community Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine

- February 9, 2016 3 MIN READ

Showpo’s Jane Lu and OneShift’s Gen George are a part of and love many of those groups, but decided to launch one that was more their style late last year. Going strong since October, Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (LMB) is exactly what it says on the lid: a community of current and aspiring female entrepreneurs who celebrate each other’s successes, commiserate over setbacks, and share tips and advice on how to grow – preferably over a glass of wine.


Sydney startup Found Careers is the first fully mobile recruitment app

- January 29, 2016 4 MIN READ

Sydney startup Found Careers brings that much needed spark in the recruitment process. The app is a fully mobile recruitment platform, designed with photos and questions that are actually interesting, which transforms the whole job finding process into a fun and addictive activity. No filling in form or sending through resumes and countless CVs. Once a person’s profile is completed, applying for jobs is as simple as ticking the roles that appeal to you and crossing those that don’t.


Is the lean startup dead?

- January 25, 2016 7 MIN READ

There has been a lot of hype around The Lean Startup in Australia. Startup accelerators not just in Australia but around the world treat this methodology as gospel. For startup accelerators using this in their current programs, I question whether they are doing enough for entrepreneurs. Anyone can just pick up the book, read it, and start implementing these strategies, so why do startup founders need accelerators? Have accelerators lost their way?


HealthTech startup CohortIQ wins $200,000 investment through the government’s DataStart program

- January 19, 2016 2 MIN READ

HealthTech startup CohortIQ has taken out the top prize in the DataStart program, an initiative launched by the Prime Minister’s Office in conjunction with Pollenizer last November. Over 200 startups applied to take part in the program, with the seven finalists given access to government data, customer discovery, and technical support across five days before pitching to the judges last night.


Melbourne startup Rundl streamlines property transactions by getting each party to collaborate online

- January 12, 2016 3 MIN READ

In their top ten trendiest suburbs listicles, real estate news websites never talk about the mountains of paperwork that come both before and after the auction is won, and for good reason – it’s painful. Buyers and sellers have to liaise with half a dozen different service providers to get a deal done, with each chasing the other up for document after document and signature after signature. Melbourne startup Rundl has created an online platform that aims to streamline the process.


Expedia announces partnership with Aussie startup Booking Boss

- January 8, 2016 2 MIN READ

Sydney based startup Booking Boss announced they have secured a partnership deal with online travel giant Expedia. The partnership will help connect tour operators and trade distributors in a more efficient way. This is a great milestone for the Aussie startup and has proved their commitment to global expansion.

Advice gives power back to models and creative talent by helping them market themselves to brands directly

- January 5, 2016 4 MIN READ

Though the founders of insist it isn’t looking to push modelling agencies out of the picture, the core service the platform provides is helping both talent and brands bypass agencies and facilitate relationships themselves. It allows models, actors, photographers, make up artists, stylists, and other industry professionals to display their portfolios and market themselves to brands, and in turn lets brands search for, book, and pay models and other talent themselves.


VAMP is a social media influencer platform focused on the Instagram niche

- December 21, 2015 3 MIN READ

For years now, everyday bloggers, vloggers, and tweeters have been considered by brands as important marketing tools, becoming known as ‘social influencers’. Leveraging the power of these social influencers can spread a brand’s popularity and increase its national and global reach, but doing it properly can be difficult. As a result, a number of platforms have emerged looking to facilitate effective relationships between brands and influencers, and new player VAMP has decided to focus on the Instagram niche.


Brisbane startup Pixmoto is set to crack the US market with its shoppable video platform

- December 21, 2015 3 MIN READ

Ecommerce has come in leaps and bounds over the last two decades; according to eMarketer, global ecommerce sales will hit $1.5 trillion this year, and continue to grow as new technology makes it even easier for us to keep buying wherever and whenever. One such piece of technology is Pixmoto, an online video platform that connects viewers to the products that appear inside branded video; it allows consumers to easily click on the products that they like when they come up, taking them directly to the product landing page in the brand’s online store.