CeBit is next week and on the 29th they are holding a startup focused conference day. We have been given a number of free tickets to give away. Use the code and we’ll see you there!
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.
Back in 1988, Flava Flav – the clock-necklace adorned, self-proclaimed ‘hype man’ for legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy – told us not to believe the hype. He was having a go at the media and critics in light of the group’s negative press. He could have just as easily been referring to the mobile apps of a quarter century later.
Technology is about to play a very cruel trick on the western world. It’s going to polarise people into two groups; those that embrace it, use it, love it and profit from it and those who end up living in a world that no longer rewards their effort.
When Rene Sugo and Andy Fung started what was to turn into MyNetFone back in 2004, it was just a side idea that was created to help them out with their actual business Symbio Networks. Before they knew it, they had 10,000 customers and thought to themselves, maybe this thing has legs a actual full on operational business – so they focused their resources, continued to do what they do best [create and build software solutions] and the rest they say -is history.
We came across a new site today – 99Gamers.com “Access an Infinite Collection of Video Games” – Sound Familiar? Well that’s because us guys in the Aussie Startup scene have been familiar with Nikki Durkin and the goals being kicked by 99Dresses for the past couple of years now.