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In this webisode, we chat with Chris Brycki, founder of StockSpot about democratising investing and disrupting areas of the FinTech space that big banking holds a monopoly.
After witnessing the businesses of good friends crash and burn, Sydney-based entrepreneur and personal trainer David Zeff decided to team up with Jarron Aizen, a veteran in online retail and technology, and create a solution to bring the personal training industry back from the brink.
If Ai Weiwei is right in calling surveillance a threat to ‘civilised society’, technology developers have not only an economic, but a moral incentive to innovate.
If you’re a person who enjoys a decent drag out front of the office, Kick.it wants you to keep doing it – just not as much. James Stewart used to smoke twelve to fifteen cigarettes a day says that his app is “almost the complete opposite to what’s on the market at the moment.”
According to VicHealth, less than one-third of Australians are getting sufficient exercise on a daily basis, which in turn is putting Australians at greater risk of illnesses that are preventable. In response, VicHealth is calling on local entrepreneurs to come up with ideas to get more Victorians living active lifestyles.
Last week, Ian MacFarlane, the Minister for Industry, launched the 2014 Global Innovation Index (GII) report. This report ranks 143 states on 81 indices, which are broken into five ‘innovation inputs’ and two ‘innovation outputs’ categories. Overall, Australia ranked 17th, up two places from last year.
Global payments platform Stripe has today announced its launch into the Australian market, going head-to-head against competitor Braintree, which established itself in Australia in November 2012 and opened up a Sydney office in June 2013. While Braintree has experienced enormous success in the country, the arrival of Stripe may pose a threat – especially when it comes to winning over the startup community.
Ridesurfing presents a very real threat to UBER’s ride sharing dominance in Australia. Why? Because they are playing out the same strategy Lyft employed in the United States. They’ve just replaced the pink hipster Lyft moustache with the Ridesurfing signature Shaka Sign – the symbolism here is very important and the foundation of their game plan.