Growing up on a property in northern Queensland before moving to Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays, Tech Ready Women founder Christie Whitehill had something of an idyllic childhood. Days were spent riding horses and exploring nature. “At one stage I wanted to be a park ranger and idolised Ranger Stacey,” Whitehill tells KBB. Tech played… Read more »
Founded by Holly Bartter, Matchsmith provides clients with assistance in “navigating their online dating life”.
The City of Sydney has partnered with Investible to run a Retail Innovation Program, aimed at helping traditional bricks and mortar retailers get online.
If you follow media coverage of the entrepreneurial world, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s just the domain of people in their mid-20s and technology start-ups. A lot of the narrative around entrepreneurship tell us you need energy, creativity and ideas, which is attributed to the young – but if you’re in your thirties,… Read more »
Restaurant delivery services have opened up a new world of food for many consumers that, best of all, can be enjoyed from the comfort of one’s couch. Adelaide startup Bellr, however, believes the tide is turning for some and consumers are ready to venture outside the living room and back into venues – and it… Read more »
A range of organisations and initiatives have sought to tackle unconscious bias – or straight out bias – in recruitment over the last few years. The Victorian Government, for example, last year launched a pilot program called Recruit Smarter to trial different approaches, such as blind CVs, to address the issue. Approaching the problem with artificial intelligence… Read more »
The City of Sydney is set to launch a new office space and support service for international companies and entrepreneurs from Asia and China looking to do business in Sydney. The Global Sydney Landing Pad Program will be developed and coordinated by Haymarket HQ, Australia’s only Asia innovation hub, supporting businesses looking to expand and… Read more »
Funding opportunities for small businesses and startups have just got a whole lot bigger thanks to new legislation surrounding equity fundraising for proprietary limited companies. The legislation, which passed the House of Representatives today, will extend crowdfunding opportunities to proprietary companies. Crowd sourced funding (CSF) has become a popular form of funding amongst entrepreneurs. The… Read more »
Accounting software provider Xero has unveiled Xero Learn, an educational platform looking to help everyone from university students through to small business owners develop their financial literacy. The platform is populated with more than 100 courses taking students through core and advanced accounting and financial literacy skills. The platform allows users to set up dummy… Read more »
As the fuss over the Federal Government’s $443.8 million funding grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has highlighted, the public is increasingly interested in where charities are spending their money and, in particular, how much is actually going to aiding their specified causes (think, perhaps, of the times you or someone you know has… Read more »
With 5.7 million Australian households owning at least one pet, Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) estimated that households spent $12.2 billion on pet products and services in 2016, up 42 percent since 2013. Leveraging Australia’s love of our furry friends is pet care brand Rufus & Coco, which is this year celebrating its 10th birthday. Having owned… Read more »
Sitting at a rate of 20 to 25 percent, a 2017 report from the University of Melbourne put the likelihood of child poverty in single-parent families as ‘very high’, significantly higher than the rate of 10 percent in the wider community. The report also found home ownership rates for single parents are also the lowest… Read more »