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  • Momentum builds in Dunedin’s Start-up ecosystem

    The Dunedin City Council’s Economic Development Committee today approved $150,000 to support the development of the local start-up ecosystem during 2018/19. The decision reflects confidence in the work of the Startup Dunedin Trust, local co-working spaces such as Innov8HQ and Petridish, businesses and stakeholders over the last eighteen months. Chris Staynes, Chair of the Dunedin… Read more »

  • The Future of Australian Car Ownership

    65.8 billion dollars is how much money ASIC recorded Australians spent on car ownership in 2016 alone. With the costs of petrol, insurance, car maintenance and most importantly space for parking rapidly rising, the traditional model of car ownership is evolving. More than ever we hear the term “sharing economy” and undoubtedly the car industry… Read more »

  • Australia at a “tipping point” for marketplace businesses, new Stripe research finds

    Adoption of rideshare and food delivery in Australia greater than UK and US, but well behind regional neighbour Singapore Multi-sided marketplaces are changing how consumers shop, travel, eat and commute in Australia, with more changes to come, according to a new report released by Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Using… Read more »

  • Email Start-Up Sendy bags US$ 500K seed round

    Sendy, a blockchain-based email start-up, today announced a successful US$ 500k seed round featuring the likes of leading Australasian digital asset funds Techemy Capital and Apollo Capital. Sendy aims to solve an ever-growing problem for email marketers: getting customers to engage with their email marketing campaigns.  While email marketing has time and again proven to deliver… Read more »

  • Fleet unveils first nanosatellite ground station and mission control centre in Adelaide

    Fast-growing Australian Internet of Things (IoT) startup Fleet Space Technologies, has today unveiled Mission Control South Australia, the first major project to be unveiled following the establishment of the Australian Space Agency. The ground station located at Red Banks Reservoir, Pinkerton Plains, complements mission control consoles next to Fleet’s South Australian headquarters in Beverley, in Adelaide’s… Read more »

  • A world-first early-stage investor conference, for investors by investors

    Venture Invest Conference 2018 will bring together every stage of the early-stage venture investment value chain in Australia, to focus on how Australian investors can effectively collaborate to produce more successful ventures, faster. The conference will be a two-day event on 30-31 August, and it is happening at the NAB Arena in Melbourne. This is… Read more »

  • Startup Dunedin Announces Challenger Series Finalists

    Deloitte, Gallaway Cook Allan, Grow Dunedin Partnership and Enterprise Dunedin congratulate the finalists of the 2018 Startup Dunedin Challenger Series and are delighted by the calibre of the applicants. Judges have selected three finalists from 71 applications and Startup Dunedin Community Manager, Casey Davies-Bell says both the quality and quantity exceeded expectations. “All of the… Read more »

  • New Australian company launches to spearhead industry for medical travellers

    Meditrav is a clever and innovative new Australian online service that connects medical travellers with accredited health professionals across the world. Following a successful launch of their products across China in Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai, Lindy Andrews, Managing Director of Meditrav, spoke on the company’s growing success.  “There’s a growing international demand for a choice of… Read more »

  • New cutting edge co-working space redefines Fitzroy as Australia’s business district

    United Co., set in the heart of buzzing Fitzroy, is offering luxury offices and collaborative working space designed to position Fitzroy as Australia’s leading business district.  Julia Ikonomou, community manager for United Co., says “United Co. is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized businesses and is attracting interest from all over Australia…. Read more »