We’ve seen a number of startups emerge in our ecosystem that focus on coupons, discount deals, rewards and vouchers – examples include Aston Club, BigDeal, Buzzingaa, Coupay, OzSale, Rewardle and Swoop. Each has its unique point-of-differentiation, but not all have maintained strong momentum. The latest to enter this highly competitive space is Melbourne-based startup Liven.
A BlueChilli startup StarPower – founded by Sydney-based Matt Heisie, Canada-based Terri Hitchcock and Hollywood-based Monica Matulich – decided to take things one step further, creating a social media platform that allows celebs to have meaningful conversations with their fans based on how interactive their fans are. With an interesting monetisation model and social charity engagement, the startup is set out to further disrupt how celebrities communicate with their fan base.
Last night, co-founder of BodyWise Mike Halligan penned a personal blog post on the latest developments around his fitness app.
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.