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Energy

Melbourne

This Australian Accelerator Is Looking for Smart Energy Startups

By | Aug 25, 2017 at 11:30 am

With impressive minds like Elon Musk already taking huge steps towards a sustainable future, it can be a pretty daunting task to start up in such a saturated industry. However, the energy sector is facing far more problems than its solving, which leaves the…

Interviews

Melbourne

The Secret to Success: Build Something Useful

By | Aug 9, 2017 at 8:30 am

Australia is known for it’s Koala Bears, Outbacks and Opera house. Aside from that, no part of Australia is more than 1000 km from the ocean and a beach, Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world and the The Great Barrier Reef actually has a…

Startups & Apps

Melbourne

7 Australian Startups to Put on Your Radar

By | Aug 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm

There are a few Australian startups you want to watch. The ones we’re going to discuss are all unique in their own way. Here are the top startups you need to keep an eye on. 1. Stockspot Stockspot is a fund management services but…

Ecosystems

Australia Revamps National Curriculum with Inclusion of Coding Classes

By | Sep 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

Last week, while America was too busy arresting kids for innocent inventions, Australia managed to make impressive strides in its education policy by revamping its national curriculum to place a heavier focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, replacing history and geography…

Ecosystems

Sydney

Silicon Beach: A Sneak Peek at Australia’s Startup Ecosystem

By | Apr 26, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Have you considered Australia as a launching pad for your newest startup? It turns out, that there is a small, but very active startup ecosystem down under. Let’s take a look at a quick overview of it. Top Australian Startups Let’s kick things off…

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Travel

San Diego

Cubic Transportation Systems Heads Down Under, Mate

By | May 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Deputy Premier and Queensland Minister for Transport Jackie Thad recently launched a new system down under (read: in Australia) that enables NextBus to go live on thousands of bus and ferry services. And given the recent news surrounding foreign public transportation, it’s no surprise…

Startups & Apps

Humai Wants to Put Your Brain in an Artificial Body

By | Dec 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Can a robot have a conscious mind? It’s a question that’s plagued artificial intelligence enthusiasts and developers for years – in some cases decades. Just ask Isaac Asimov. Can we implant a human consciousness into an artificial body, thus effectively creating a human-based artificial…

Business

Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin: Etiquette Guide For International Entrepreneurs

By | Oct 23, 2014 at 2:30 pm

News outlets all over the world are going crazy about Mark Zuckerberg speaking Mandarin to audiences in Tsinghua University, Beijing. The Facebook CEO has been learning the Mandarin for the past four years, but right from the beginning of the talk he called his Mandarin…

Funding

Australia’s Local Startup Scene Is Facing Challenges

By | Jul 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Cuts in Australia’s 2014-15 federal budget are making things look bleak for Australia’s local startup companies, who depend on funding from companies like Commercialisation Australia, which in the past has provided more than AU$200 million in startup funding but is now one of eight…

Breaking News

Guy Kawasaki Joins an Australian Startup as Chief Evangelist

By | Apr 16, 2014 at 9:17 am

Today, Guy Kawasaki and Canva announced that he is joining the Sydney startup as chief evangelist, responsible for growing their global audience. Kawasaki, who was the chief evangelist at Apple from 1995-1997, is now an advisor to startups like StumbleUpon, Ustream, and TripWire. He…

Gear & Gadgets

San Francisco

VoicePark Will Guide You to Nearby, Open Parking Spots

By | Feb 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Have you ever avoided going out or doing errands because you just knew in the bottom of your heart that you’d never find a parking space? This is a huge issue for people in Nor-Cal and So-Cal, and it can seriously ruin your day….

Business

San Francisco

Comparing Australia to Silicon Valley

By | Mar 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Talk about excited – I’m heading to Silicon Valley in May as one of ten tech women from Australia on a study tour by Women in Focus to meet startups and entrepreneurs living and working in Silicon Valley. This is an absolute dream come…

Entrepreneur

Dr. Brent Coker is the Psychologist of Technology, and We Are His Lab Rats

By | Jul 10, 2012 at 9:09 am

In a small village south of Moscow, three programmers are writing software that is learning why we like certain websites and not others, and what makes us buy a product online. It’s incredibly valuable data that gets at the eternal obsession of marketers: how…

Startup

Perth, Australia Startup Looking To Disrupt Survey Industry; Interview with Floq Founder Jonah Cacioppe

By | May 27, 2012 at 9:00 am

You won’t get too far in the world of e-commerce without talking conversion rates.  Providing the desired content, an intuitive interface, and elegant design all play a key role in getting a user to perform an intended action.  These rules are as true for…

Entrepreneur

San Francisco

The Brains Behind the “Infinite Closet”, An Interview with Nikki Durkin of 99dresses

By | May 1, 2012 at 9:30 am

Anyone who has waited on a girlfriend to get ready for anything that involves being seen in public knows firsthand that no amount of clothes will ever solve the riddle that is leaving the house quickly.  There is no closet big enough.  That is, unless, there…

Startup

Find Out Why He Didn’t Call with Breakup App WotWentWrong

By | Feb 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

Many women can sympathize with one of Audrey Melnik’s romantic mishaps: she had a promising date – drinks led to dinner, then the guy gave her a goodnight kiss and walked her to the car – but she never heard from him again. “I…

Mobile

San Francisco

$15 Million Invested in Australian Mooter Media; Funds Going Toward Social Photography Platform by Hot Shot Media

By | Oct 10, 2011 at 3:28 pm

Mooter Media, a digital media shop based in Australia, has announced $15M in US funding from San Francisco-based La Jolla Cove Investors, Inc. According to the company, this financing may represent one of the largest technology and online media investments in Australian corporate history. But…