Meet Inspirational Leadership Winner, Grace Clapham
Data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor shows us that when we compare Australian entrepreneurs with US-based United States, our American neighbours are outperforming us – especially those within the 18-to-24-year-old age group.
Education startup Literatu made its entry into the market at a time when primary and secondary school stakeholders across the globe began to notice that there was a need for change across the educational landscape
Sydney based HotelsCombined is a data-driven company that aggregates search results from hundreds of online travel and booking sites. Founded in 2005 by Yury Shar and Brendon McQueen, HotelsCombined is used by everyday consumers as well as larger companies to power their site hotel booking systems like RyanAir, Skyscanner and the official site of tourism for Abu Dhabi.
Venture Capital and Corporate Partnership firm Reinventure was founded by Danny Gilligan and Simon Cant; and it operates at a strict arm’s length from Westpac. One of the core investment strategies firm is to invest in technology companies that Westpac can provide a significant advantage to.
There are plenty of businesses being started across Australia every day. Most make it to revenue; many generate decent revenue; but an overwhelming majority hit significant growth pains.
According to a report from The Forum Corporation, employees / contractors aren’t as engaged in their work as they should be; in turn, employees aren’t holding themselves accountable to complete work to the best of their ability.
There is an interesting trend when it comes to the rise of private colleges in Australia and the flexibility and structure of the staff in these businesses. Many have started to systemise all of their enrolment and administrative needs turning to platforms like oDesk.com to create infrastructure that allows them to scale from a handful to hundreds of students in a very short amount of time.
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.