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Sydney Dev Camp open for new Applications

- May 27, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

After a successful first semester where all students are now going off to work full time in coding and development roles, Sydney Dev Camp: The first “hacker” school within the city has opened up for it’s next round of applications.

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SydStart 2013 Finalists Announced

- May 23, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

As we draw closer to the epic event on Sydney’s startup calender aka SydStart 2013 – we finally got to find out yesterday who the Top 10 were that will be pitching in front of investors next Tuesday.

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Q&A with James Duchenne from mplifyr

- May 2, 2013 5 MIN READ

If you can name it then James Duchenne has done it. From aeronautical engineering to a masters degree in law to a role in commercial waste management. He has a resume which is both diverse and interesting. Lately James has been working on a brand new startup called mplifyr- a one-of-kind rewards platform that allows businesses to build their own, customized rewards program. We talked to him about mplifyr and how its all going.

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Meet Startup, Little White Book.

- April 30, 2013 2 MIN READ

This clever creation by Sydney entrepreneurs Peter Neill and Luke McKelvey aims to rid us of the traditional business card as we know it. Little White Book allows users to create and share sexy and simple contact cards right from their phone. Ideal for freelancers, full-timers or people with a sideline passion, Little White Book allows it’s customers to tailor cards to represent the different parts of their life

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The new Aussie invention insuring you never go flat at the club again!

- April 24, 2013 2 MIN READ

The DISCGO Charger is a new innovation,providing a truly mobile mobile charger device, delivering connectivity, convenience and a continuation of service. It’s a charging system that’s designed for cafes, restaurants, venues and bars, allowing patrons to move within the venue while giving their phone a much needed charge.

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Introducing Edisse: More than just a watch

- March 4, 2013 2 MIN READ

In Australia alone, there are currently 3 million people above the age of 65 and each year 1 in 3 of these people fall, which results in an injury. Current systems such as a panic button attempt to solve this issue but have problems – they are relatively conspicuous, can be forgotten and left behind and in some situations, they can’t be utilised properly

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Q&A Ned Moorefield from GoCatch

- January 30, 2013 5 MIN READ

Andrew Campbell and Ned Moorfield from goCatch saw an industry that was ripe for disruption and decided that was a gap that needed to be filled. The media loved it, the taxi industry not so much, and almost everyone had an opinion on the state of paid transport in NSW. We talked to Ned Moorfield about goCatch, where it is now and how it’s managed to stay successful.

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Skateboarding for a Cause

- January 29, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

I must say I do love a startup that has a social cause at it’s core, especially when the focus is local and obviously something very important to the founders. Totem Skate school is a startup that does exactly that, where they aim to get young people skating instead of hating. As we have seen in the media over the past year, bullying is a huge problem around the world, and although massive campaigns and celebrities get behind huge campaigns to raise awareness, it really does nothing measurable other then give the companies / organisations behind them stats and numbers of their “reach” – good on them, but at the end of the day, this is just a vanity metric.

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Pocketbook: Banking on a Win

- January 24, 2013 2 MIN READ

Right now in an apartment lounge room come makeshift office, is the global headquarters for Australia’s newest startup in the financial industry Pocketbook. Founders and long time friends since high school, Bosco Tan and Alvin Singh have given up the regular pay dates from their jobs in marketing and development [Bosco was previously at Pollenizer] for the dream.

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Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin: 100 Startups in 5 Years

- January 21, 2013 4 MIN READ

He was three from the front of a line about to enrol into University down in Tasmania when he got the phone call that ADFA were taking more students on and were offering him a place in the Navy. Three days later he was in Canberra thrown into a highly disciplined environment, being yelled out with gun in hand and studying how to engineer weapons to protect our nation. From being one of the youngest people ever to oversea the creation of new massive warships for Australia, to building and selling his first tech venture before he left the navy, Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin has a story that is both both entertaining and inspiring.

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Startup darling UBER goes public in Sydney

- December 3, 2012 2 MIN READ

UBER, “Everyone’s Private Driver,” is a smartphone app that connects riders with nearby high quality transport around the world. Download the free UBER app, set your pickup location and within minutes a professional driver will pick you up in a luxury car and drop you off at your destination, all without pulling out your wallet.