Sydney-based startup Nexus Notes was built on the philosophy that students can learn a lot from each other’s notes, and of course, make money from simply sharing their notes.
Recently, Sydney-based developer and entrepreneur Eric Bae decided everyone deserves to have their own Hacker News-like community, so he created Postatic. Currently in public beta, Postatic.com allows you to create an online community around your business – regardless of what category your business falls in.
In the early days, accelerators like Startmate and Angelcube faced criticism from some commentators in the tech space. It is apparent now that those remarks may have been made way too early, because the systemised approach that these programs have followed to take startups to market has begun to yield very positive results – not just for the companies, but for the broader Australian ecosystem.
Australian software development company, 2and2, which specialises in educational games, has taken on the ambitious task to disrupt China’s education system through its newest offering, Fun Academy – a social mobile platform with a suite of learning games.
Like many other Australians, Tony Simpson, a NSW Southern Highlands-based entrepreneur, is frustrated that our government pay such little attention to what we articulate online, let alone act upon our suggestions. This is why he created LobbyCrowd – an online platform that combines traditional political lobbying with modern crowdsourcing.
Emma and Denis Merkas managed to hack the massage industry and turn what is traditionally a service-based business into a product with a tech twist, and it’s working for them on a global scale.
Although we’re diverging rapidly into a digital world, when it comes to trivia nights, pens and paper are still the tools of choice. Melbourne-based app development company, Appytizer, decided it was time to overlay modern technology onto the good ol’ fashioned trivia night. The company’s latest product tapAquiz does exactly that.
Since launching in 2010, KX Pilates has become one of the fastest growing service business in Australia, delivering revenues of almost $3 million in the past financial year, franchising its operations across Victoria, and now expanding into Western Australia and Sydney.