NSW Government partners with India to connect local startups to Indian tech and advanced manufacturing sectors

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a partnership with India aimed at enabling collaboration between Indian industry and the NSW startup, tech, and advanced manufacturing sectors. The partnership is worth $1.58 million over two years, with these funds to enable NSW startups to travel to India and foster collaboration and commercial connections. There are already … Read more

BENCHON RAISES $650K TO TACKLE STAFF UNDERUSE; CEO REVEALS HOW THE MILITARY SHAPED HIS STARTUP

B2B Talent mobility platform BenchOn has raised $650,000 in seed capital to meet market demand for its software solution to employee underutilisation, estimated to cost the Australian economy $305 billion each year in lost productivity. Founded in March 2016 by BlueChilli startup accelerator alumni and former military man Tim Walmsley, BenchOn helps businesses avoid cashflow … Read more

Tech Ready Women and TechSydney awarded $80,000 in City of Sydney grants to foster city’s startup ecosystem

TechSydney and Tech Ready Women have shared in $80,000 in knowledge exchange grants from the City of Sydney aimed at helping the two organisations further develop the city’s startup community. Tech Ready Women, a Sydney-based incubator looking to help women without a tech background bring their startup ideas to life, has received $25,000 to run … Read more

Alibaba’s future of retail involves QR codes, smart mirrors, and gamified discounts

According to Chinese online retail giant Alibaba, the future of retail technology is rooted in object and facial recognition, QR codes, and gamifying shopper discounts. These are the technologies the $32 billion retailer is pioneering back home in China, and is currently showcasing in pop-up shops around Australia, hoping to entice local merchants to implement the … Read more

List Co wants to help early-stage entrepreneurs do their own PR through access to up-to-date media lists

Early-stage startups are used to doing as much as they can themselves, and for many approaching media is no different. Like many job founders take on, however, it’s clear to see why there specialists exist to handle that work: beyond finding the most newsworthy story to tell about yourself and your business and then crafting … Read more