BlueChilli has announced the launch of SheStarts, a female-focused accelerator that will fund and mentor 10 female tech entrepreneurs who are launching their startups this year.
Australian online design marketplace 99designs has launched a rebrand as it gears up for its next phase of expansion, with figures on its financial performance disclosed today showing the company racked up almost $82 million (US$60 million) in revenue over the last year.
Sunshine Coast coworking community Spark Bureau reveals incubator intake dominated by female founders
Sunshine Coast coworking community Spark Bureau has announced the startups taking part in its four month-long incubator program, with the intake focused on women-led startups in an effort to disrupt the male dominated industry.
Social media influencer startup VAMP has brought on Leo Burnett’s Todd Sampson as a non-executive director as it looks to dominate the Australian market in 2016. The appointment is quite a coup for the startup, with Sampson’s involvement highlighting the growth of the social influencer market and the shift in marketing dollars to the space.
Perth startup BENNETTI ITEC has created a mobile app solution called Bricks Inspector as a way to streamline building inspection forms, allowing users to produce and deliver inspection reports instantly while on-site conducting an inspection.
Shacky is now an online platform where farmers rent out tiny houses to visitors on their farm. The Melbourne startup provides a way for farmers to diversify their income while giving renters the experience of an otherwise inaccessible countryside.
Public servants working for the NSW Department of Finance, Services, and Innovation (DFSI) will be the first to be able to use ridesharing services when travelling for work, as the government looks to reduce its overall travel expenditure.
A number of products proclaiming to deter sharks have been on the market for years, with little research proving them to actually work. No one wants to jump into shark-infested waters and test these products out, so it can hard to gauge their impact and effectiveness.
Australian business executives excited about, but unprepared for, innovation, according to new report
It may be too early to put the results down to the Federal Government’s recently-launched $28 million ad campaign spruiking the ideas boom, but Australian executives and ‘informed citizens’ are optimistic about the potential of innovation, with 87 percent of executives stating that the “startup ethos” is the paradigm to follow in business, according to a survey from General Electric.
Who Gives A Crap’s business model helps fund sustainable sanitation solutions in developing countries
Who Gives A Crap is an organisation that saw what amazing opportunities there were to engage with people in a conversation around sanitation and water issues in a way that’s a little less icky. Cofounder Simon Griffiths started the organisation to sell environmentally friendly toilet paper, using half the profits to help build toilets in the developing world.
Following a six month pilot program, UK point-of-payment rating system truRating has today officially launched in Australia to provide local businesses with a cost effective way to collect instantaneous customer feedback.
QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA) has opened registrations for Australia’s first ever Startup Weekend for creative and tech entrepreneurs.
Fresh off opening spaces in San Francisco and Tel Aviv, the Government has announced plans to establish its third of five global landing pads for Australian entrepreneurs in Shanghai, giving local startups easy access to the world’s biggest market.
Melbourne startup My Work Phone is an app that integrates business data and caller information into one system that can all team members can access.
Lightning Lab XX is New Zealand’s first ever female focused accelerator programme and has announced the seven teams who will be participating in a three month mentorship-driven accelerator.