City of Sydney receives $50,000 grant for visiting entrepreneur program

- August 8, 2018 2 MIN READ

The City of Sydney’s popular visiting entrepreneur program has received a funding boost, obtaining a $50,000 grant from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for this year’s program. It’s the first time the federal government has backed the initiative which is a popular event in the startup community’s calendar. The visiting entrepreneurs’ program gives… Read more »


Showpo sweeps Online Retail Industry Awards with four wins

- July 27, 2018 2 MIN READ

Fashion business Showpo has swept this year’s Online Retail Industry Awards, taking out the online retailer of the year award and the best international conqueror, best site optimisation and design, and best social commerce initiative awards to boot. The Daily Edited, meanwhile, took out the award for best omnichannel customer service, while Catch won the… Read more »


Sendle partners with Pitney Bowes to launch SendPro shipping platform for SMBs

- July 24, 2018 2 MIN READ

Global ecommerce and shipping company Pitney Bowes has partnered with Sydney parcel delivery startup Sendle to help small to medium businesses with their shipping. The partnership will see Sendle power the company’s SendPro shipping platform in Australia. SendPro will offer customers a national flat rate, including pickup and delivery guarantees, from Sendle, while Pitney Bowes… Read more »


Early Bird tickets for B2BRocks close Friday!

- July 5, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

The international B2B & SaaS startup conference, B2BRocks is returning to Sydney next month and early bird tickets are still on sale. The event will feature top speakers from global and Australian thought leaders including Remi Roques MD at Ayuda Systems, Rian Finnegan, blockchain expert at Microsoft, Jessica Rufus CEO at Collabosaurus and Anne Nolan… Read more »

New Zealand

Five tips for doing business in New Zealand

- June 21, 2018 3 MIN READ

For many Australian companies, a transition across to the lush, green pastures of New Zealand is a natural move. Culturally, it all might seem like a cake walk. You’ve been to Queenstown for a lovely weekend, and besides the remarkable scenery, it’s all pretty much the same over there, right? While our flags look pretty… Read more »


Victorian Government launches Foundry658 program to support creative businesses

- June 18, 2018 2 MIN READ

The Victorian Government has launched Foundry658, a program geared towards growing the state’s “creative and cultural” businesses. Developed by the State Library Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the program will see the Foundry658 team undertake a roadshow across regional Victoria, bootcamps for up to 50 entrepreneurs, and a three month accelerator… Read more »


Barayamal Centre of Entrepreneurship to open in Brisbane to support Indigenous businesses

- June 18, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

Indigenous entrepreneurship organisation Barayamal is set to open the Barayamal Centre of Entrepreneurship (BCE) in Brisbane next month to foster the growth of First Nations businesses. Along with an event space and meeting room, the BCE will offer coworking space for up to 30 entrepreneurs. Dean Foley, founder and managing director of Barayamal, said the space aims… Read more »


B2B Rocks Startup Awards applications now open!

- June 5, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

Early stage startups and scale-ups are invited to apply to take part in the B2B Rocks Startup Awards. The awards will be held in conjunction with the B2B Rocks annual conference which is slated to take place at Lendlease Barangaroo in August. B2B Rocks is the first B2B and SaaS conference in Australia. The 3rd Australian… Read more »


B2B Rocks returns to Sydney in 2018

- May 30, 2018 < 1 MIN READ

Leading B2B & SaaS startup conference B2B Rocks is returning to Sydney for a third edition after holding successful events in 2016 and 2017. This year, the conference is supported by Lendlease, which will host the one-day event on Thursday 9 August 2018 in its Barangaroo building, at the Tower 3. The conference will be the… Read more »


Innovation agenda more hype than substance says Liven founder

- May 7, 2018 2 MIN READ

Startups are calling for the government to provide more support for innovation ahead of the 2018 budget announcement. Liven co-founder David Ballerini has called out the Turnbull government for failing to deliver on its promise of an innovation nation, suggesting the PM has failed to walk the talk. Ballerini expects if history is anything to… Read more »