Startup Lodie brings the pop up retail experience into the smartphone age

- February 6, 2014 2 MIN READ

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 tech company launches cloud-based desktop service

- January 16, 2014 2 MIN READ

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 »


Camp Kidpreneur set to empower underprivileged kids

- November 26, 2013 4 MIN READ

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.


Plan B declares war on corporate travel agents

- November 6, 2013 7 MIN READ

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.


Gender disparity in engineering: Dr Bronwyn Evans shares her view

- October 23, 2013 3 MIN READ

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.


Social network Moodswing upstages Facebook and Twitter

- September 9, 2013 2 MIN READ

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.


Startup Canva kicking Photoshop from the top spot

- August 26, 2013 3 MIN READ

Remember that old school graphics editing software called Photoshop and its countless buttons with tricky names that you hesitantly click on hoping one of them will do what you want it to? Well, forget it because Australian startup Canva has just announced the launch of their online graphic design platform that affords even the least technical person the ability to create professional designs free of charge.