I would go as far as saying that many people within our community, both newbies and stalwarts hop on board the contradiction train quite often when it comes to topics like education, employees and the whole ‘living the dream’ notion.
A panel of Australia’s most influential players in the startup scene came in together Sydney last Friday to share their experiences with a 700-strong crowd at The Sunrise convention. The day-long event gave audiences the rare opportunity to ask questions and learn directly from the founders of companies such as Atlassian, Freelancer, Envato, Canva, RetailMeNot, LookSmart and Salmat.
Two young blokes from Melbourne met whilst studying at Australian National University (ANU) together in Canberra. They were both computer science and business graduates with a passion for sports, which seems fitting as to why they would go on to creating a mobile sports gaming company.
There are times when you just should keep your mouth closed about certain things, even when you don’t mean any malice by it – which I don’t think was the intention of Evan Thornley, cofounder of LookSmart and speaker at today’s Sunrise conference.
If the only thing you’ve been lifting is your smartphone and cake, BattleFit has you in their sights. The new social workout app is designed as a handheld personal trainer which also collectively challenges users and their friends to reach their ultimate fitness goal.
From Pop Culture to Politics, Business to Babies – all of these high growth media startups have put in the hard work, have experienced the manic depressive up and down cycle of building and maintaining an engaged audience and are now emerging as key influencers across the Australian media landscape.
As it turns out, bitcoin is here to stay. Australian startup CoinJar, which provides businesses with virtual wallets for bitcoin transactions, has today announced that it is trialling CoinJar Swipe, the first EFTPOS card that allows bitcoin holders to spend their digital currency anywhere they like.
Tech23, a six-year-old Sydney-based technology event known for recognising some of Australia’s most innovative startups, has just announced the top 23 companies that will be presenting at the event in October.