Silk Road, contrary to mainstream communication is still alive and well and business is booming. Startup Daily conducted an investigation recently to try and uncover how these Darknet innovators worked within Australia and how exactly the “goods” made their way into customers’ hands undetected domestically.
The founders of Atlassian, a 14-year-old Australian-founded maker of enterprise software, were quick to publicly apologise after one of the company’s engineers made sexist remarks in his presentation at the AtlasCamp developer conference in Berlin, Germany.
Even the most well-intentioned business can get sucked into a ‘quick fix’ by someone offering a ‘shortcut to success’ via email lists. It’s not that they want to cheat, but growth is slower than they anticipated.
As of last Tuesday, BodyTea’s Instagram account with an 80,000-strong follower base has been hacked. According to Taylor Dow, Founder of BodyTea Australia, the perpetrator has been featuring false special offers via Instagram such as ‘Follow us, and you’ll get a year’s supply of BodyTea’.
Melbourne-based startup Rewardle is staying ahead of the game, now offering time-poor coffee consumers the ability to order ahead through mere taps on their smartphones.
Melbourne-based entrepreneurs Gabrielle Kelly and Simon Doukas have developed a mobile application Lodie for emerging designers to showcase and sell their products in a virtual pop-up shop format. The app is currently in its beta phase, and set to launch officially in the upcoming months. Lodie has a membership-based model, which requires customers to download… Read more »
Brisbane-based tech company, divestIT, yesterday announced the launch of their new secure cloud-based desktop service. cloudDesktop allows small to medium size businesses to log in to their company desktop from any device or computer using any internet provider. This solution was previously the domain of large scale enterprises. divestIT’s cloudDesktop allows businesses to operate from… Read more »
In recognising the demand for entrepreneurs in this day and age, non-for-profit foundation Club Kidpreneur has designed a unique, interactive and educational entrepreneurial programme for kids across Australia. The Camp Kidpreneur holiday programme is taking place in nine locations nationwide to foster entrepreneurial thinking in children aged between 8 and 12 years.
Australian entrepreneurs Justin Parfitt and Dean Kelly last week launched a new, experience-centred social media app, HeyLets. The app, which allows users to discover and share their favourite experiences, is set to transform the way we review online.
After raising $500,000 from notable Australian VC investors, personal finance startup Pocketbook is ready to go full speed in disrupting the banking sector. Founders Alvin Singh and Bosco Tan will be using the funds for aggressive marketing, expanding their technical team and enhancing product experience. Singh and Tan are thrilled to be backed by Tank… Read more »
Three years ago, two Melbourne entrepreneurs frustrated with the costs involved with booking corporate travel decided to embark on Plan B – a cheaper solution. Rather than paying corporate travel agents unnecessary fees, Plan B’s innovative technology allows business owners to arrange their own flights.
Melbourne-based car manufacturing startup Tomcar Australia is well on its road to success, having pre-sold 100 units of the all-terrain vehicles and now accepting cryptographic currency Bitcoin.
Engineers Australia recently named Dr Bronwyn Evans, Professional Engineer of the Year 2013. After earning the prestigious title, Dr Evans spoke exclusively with Shoe String about the gender disparity in the engineering industry and her drive to change society’s perception of what it means to be an engineer – especially for women.
Bra-Voe is an innovative solution for bra storage that’s gained widespread acclaim across the country, and won the title of Best Product Design at the Sydney Design Awards last Wednesday.
Just a day after its launch, the quirky, empathy-based social network Moodswing ranked in the Top 20 Apps in the Australian AppStore – ahead of Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest. Three weeks later, with almost 50,000 users, it’s now the fastest growing social network.