Geelong startup Pundit Connect wants to help businesses find great consultants in their existing networks

- November 26, 2015 3 MIN READ

Like the ‘social media guru’, almost anyone can call themselves a ‘consultant’. It can be quite a vague job title, which means that for businesses who need consultants, it takes a lot of time to weed out the best. Geelong startup Pundit Connect has launched a platform to help. Targeting customers that are working on projects worth between $10,000 and $200,000, it allows users to post descriptions of their projects and receive competitive quotes for services.

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Is the NSW Government choosing not to put its money where its mouth is?

- November 10, 2015 3 MIN READ

The Victorian Government is putting its money where its mouth is: just a few weeks after announcing $1 million in funding and five years of additional in-kind marketing support to get SydStart to move to Melbourne and rebrand to StartCon, the government has announced that it has made a significant investment to help customer service software startup Zendesk open a new Melbourne office.

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Fintech Census results reveal demand for fintech coworking hub in Melbourne and greater access to corporates and private funding

- October 14, 2015 5 MIN READ

In August, Melbourne-based founder of peer-to-peer lending startup MoneyPlace launched the Fintech Census, an independent non-invasive 17-question survey, aimed at establishing a collective voice before developing of a comprehensive fintech vision and strategy for Melbourne (and Victoria more broadly). A total of 52 companies participated in the survey, representing more than 500 people working in fintech.

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Melbourne’s first Fintech Census launched to establish a collective voice and better support mechanisms for local fintech community

- August 24, 2015 4 MIN READ

Stuart Stoyan is urging fintech startups in Melbourne to complete a non-invasive 17-question survey as part of a broader initiative aimed at establishing a collective voice and creating better support mechanisms for Melbourne’s fintech community. Information gathered from the survey will be used to propose support from government, both at local and state levels, as well as corporates.