Opinion

  • Why blockchain is gaining momentum in business

    This week signalled yet another milestone in Australia made possible by blockchain technology. The Commonwealth Bank and its partners successfully shipped and tracked 17 tonnes of almonds from Australia to Germany in a private blockchain trial. Rail operator Pacific National, agriculture leader Olam Orchards Australia, stevedore Patrick Terminals, shipping carrier OOCL, internet of things provider LX… 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 »

  • Why move your startup to Brisbane?

    It’s not just cheaper rent and a sunnier climate which is drawing more startups north as Commswork head of communications, Liam Fitzpatrick, discovers “We chose it because of the community”. “Queensland is very relaxed and less affected by status”. “There’s more collaboration than in any other ecosystem, including Silicon Valley”. These were a few of… Read more »

  • The importance of corporate experience for start-up

    It’s generally understood that up to 90 per cent of all startups fail. That’s concerning news for anyone with a dream to make The Big Exit either as an investor in an early stage company or as an entrepreneur. But according to Doron Peleg, the CEO of startup RiskWise Property Research, there are ways to… Read more »

  • New research finds Aussie men twice as likely to be scared of working with women

    Online mentoring platform, Art of Mentoring, has today released new research that looks at how the #MeToo movement has affected working relationships between men and women. Art of Mentoring surveyed 450 women and 150 men (mostly Australian) across varying work situations and levels of responsibilities. The survey results revealed the activities which caused the biggest… Read more »

  • China’s clean energy pledge will open up opportunities for Aussie startups

    China, the country with many given titles like the fastest growing economy, the world’s manufacturing hub, the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and purchasing power parity, its hard to not know about China. I’m sure you’ve heard about China’s involvement with the push for clean energy and turning the tide for making a change… Read more »

  • We are in the midst of Industry 4.0 and here’s what you need to know

    The fourth industrial revolution is well on its way, and we are in the midst of it. We are aware of the first, second and third industrial revolution and the advancement that it has brought us. The fourth industrial revolution, also known as industry 4.0, is the evolution of what we call ‘smart factory’. If you’ve… Read more »

  • Snapchat’s mistake spells a valuable lesson for us

    It is time to talk about it, that elephant in the room, the fact that we only use snapchat for geo-tag for 21st birthdays and replying that 20 friend that still uses it. We all know Snapchat is slowing ending up on the second or third page of our apps folder or home screen, and… Read more »

  • Canva acquiring Zeetings shows more than just their success

    Canva has made waves again, this time with an acquisition. With a mission to ‘put an end to death by Powerpoint’, they’ve acquired online interactive presentation tool Zeetings for an undisclosed amount. The staff of Zeetings will join the Canva team and create a power team to disrupt the design industry. This comes right after… Read more »