• CBA named principal partner of Small Business Victoria Festival

    Victorian small businesses will have the opportunity to partner with innovators from tech giants, universities and Commonwealth Bank’s Innovation Lab as part of “The Small Business Restart” program running as part of the annual Small Business Festival Victoria.  The Victorian Government appointed CBA’s Innovation Lab as principal banking and innovation partner to the event for… Read more »

  • OpenLearning raises $8.5M to transform higher education in Australia and Southeast Asia 

    Australian education technology company, OpenLearning, has announced today it has completed an $8.5M series A capital raise, valuing the company at $33.5M, and bringing its total funding to $13.7M since it launched five years ago.  Led by two public listed Malaysian companies, Prestariang Berhad, Malaysia’s leading technology and talent platform innovator, and Paramount Corporation Berhad, a top-tier… Read more »

  • Applications now open for SBE Australia’s early-stage E3 Program for female led founders

    Applications are now open for the SBE Australia E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate Program to find the next generation of early-stage startup female founders. The program will take place across Sydney, Wagga Wagga, Melbourne, and Perth. Given the huge increase in female founders across a broader spectrum of entrepreneurship including life sciences and engineering, the program is now expanding… Read more »

  • Digital advertising dominates budgets as APAC shoppers are more active on smartphones than ever

    Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO), the commerce marketing leader, has today announced the release of trends report ‘Reach, Clicks and Conversions’. The Criteo-commissioned study conducted by Euromonitor, surveyed Australian CMOs and marketers and analysed local data to reveal the current state of play in Australia’s digital marketing landscape. Findings from the report predicts 87% of total marketing… Read more »

  • Juggle Street, the two-sided marketplace helping juggling families, announces two new Board appointments

    Juggle Street, the on-demand, real-time job platform, helping working families manage their busy lives, has today welcomed Hugh Bickerstaff, as a non-executive director, and Marina Go as a non-executive director and Chair. Founder & CEO David James said the two appointments will provide invaluable expertise in the digital media industry and assist with capital raising as Juggle Street… Read more »

  • Fast growing e-retailer ONTHEGO strikes customised apparel venture with Workwear Group

    ONTHEGO (OTG), a leading e-retailer of customised uniforms and sports apparel, has today announced that the Workwear Group (WWG), a subsidiary of Wesfarmers Industrial & Safety, has acquired an equity stake in its business and formed a joint venture relationship. Mick Spencer, CEO of OTG, said the capital raise would help the Canberra-headquartered company secure its position as the… Read more »

  • Australian tech company Pendula launches in the US at Zuora’s Subscribed Conference in San Francisco

    Sydney-based tech company Pendula, an automated, two-way Customer Communication Manager (CCM) that enables businesses to elevate their customer experience, will launch in the US on June 5 at Zuora’s 2018 Subscribed Conference in San Francisco, in front of the world’s biggest subscription-based companies. Zuora, the leading cloud-based subscription management platform, is adding Pendula on their… Read more »

  • Vocus founder James Spenceley inducted into CommsDay’s Hall of Fame Telecom Industry Awards

    Vocus founder and former CEO James Spenceley was inducted into the Hall of Fame at The Edison Awards this evening in Sydney, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Australian telecommunications industry as the founder of Australia’s 4th largest telco, Vocus Communications. Spenceley, alongside Bill Morrow the CEO nbn joins previous inductees Ziggy Switkowski and Bevan Slattery in receiving this prestigious… Read more »

  • Is the blockchain a part of the solution?

    Our worldwide health systems in low-income countries are in serious strife. We need to look no further than the hard medical facts to see that healthcare systems are failing third world countries on so many levels due to disease, illness and poorly available healthcare. This is resulting in a huge loss of lives in many… Read more »

  • CUA Conduit Pre-Accelerator Program now open for applications

    Aspiring entrepreneurs looking for support and mentorship to turn their idea into a strong business proposition are invited to apply for a 12-week placement based at River City Labs’ innovation space in Brisbane. Australia’s largest credit union CUA is once again sponsoring the CUA Conduit Pre-Accelerator Program (formerly called the CUA Sponsored Entrepreneur Program) which provides startups… Read more »