Last year the podcast SERIAL took the world by storm. It is the most listened to podcast in the world at the moment with an average of 1.26 million downloads per episode. When you really think about that number for a second, that is more listeners than an Australian commercial radio station.
It’s not easy starting a business. Statistically, the odds are against you. A survey by Bloomberg has revealed that a shocking 80% of small companies fail within their first 18 months of existence.
Founded by Filip Eldic and Emil Davityan, the startup began its days as part of the ANZ Innovyz accelerator program in Adelaide. The company since day one has had a focus on enabling the next generation of location based commerce and innovation.
Quite often startups mistake ‘nobody complaining’ about the technology as an interpretation of everybody being happy with it.
There are currently over 7 billion humans on earth, and over half of that population sit directly above Australia on the map. Asia is full of opportunities for expanding Australian startups, so why is it that we head straight to the US market to grow and scale our ventures instead of looking in our own region first?
When Michelle Casey gave birth, she became interested in the ‘clean eating lifestyle’ – spending a lot of time researching and experimenting with foods and recipes in an effort to lose the baby weight she had put on during her pregnancy. What she didn’t quite expect to discover was the overall change she felt in her whole energy and well-being and this was the beginning of what is now the iEatClean app.
At first glance, Mothers Groupie seems like ‘just another social network’ dedicated to newfound mums – but on further reflection, it’s potential becomes apparent as long as the business model is executed well.
Launched recently on the Android and iOS app stores, The Pub Crawl Pages is rapidly gaining traction from young, tech savvy adventurers looking to spend a great night out. The app is the only definitive global pub crawl directory – allowing users to locate pub crawl companies in various cities around the world with updated information on pricing and features. Users also get special offers, discounts, and freebies at particular crawls by using the app.
The “digital nomad” is such a popular concept these days,. And it’s no wonder — who, after all, doesn’t dream of working anywhere from sandy beaches to the side of a volcano before sneaking out for cocktails just because you feel like it?
I have said it before, Melbourne has been harbouring a little secret in the form of young entrepreneur and publisher Nathan Chan.
For many of us, from the moment we wake up, thoughts permeate our mind, racing against the clock before our day has even begun. And we’re left spending the rest of our day with our minds in a constant state of flux.
According to Ibisworld Australia, the market for courier pick-up and delivery services is worth $7 billion and growing. This is because more and more businesses use transportation intermediaries in an effort to supply a service to the customer as an extension of their brand. Using a courier service eliminates the need for businesses to hire extra staff and is a convenience for customers, as they don’t have to organise deliveries.
Peter Moriarty was just 15 years old when he started what is now known as IT Genius Australia, he loved computers and would spend his lunchtimes skipping school occasionally to assist his ‘customers’ with their PC issues – back then, a cloud was a white fluffy thing in the sky and not even Moriarty quite grasped where this IT gig he performed for pocket money would eventually lead to just over a decade later.