Monthly Archives: September 2017 Back

Xcelerate : innovate your business model, disrupt your market, fast-hack into the future (book)

Author: Paul Broadfoot Another enterprise has entered your space. A new startup has changed the prevailing way business is done in your industry. Are you scared? You should be. Technology is shifting so rapidly that it is driving new business models, bringing with it new market innovation opportunities. The world is full of books and … Read more

The creator of Ethereum thinks blockchain tech could steal business from Visa in a ‘couple of years’

The ethereum network could pose a real challenge to large financial institutions like Visa as soon as next year, according to Vitalik Buterin, the creator of the ethereum blockchain. In a Q&A with AngelList founder Naval Ravikant at TechCrunch Disrupt on Monday, Buterin said that security is the biggest challenge to bringing blockchain technologies into … Read more

SparkLabs Group partners with NSW Government to launch food and agtech accelerator Cultiv8

Asia accelerator network SparkLabs Groups has partnered with the NSW Government’s Department of Primary Industries (DPI) to launch Cultiv8, an accelerator targeting food and agtech startups across the state and regional areas. Based in the Global Agtech Ecosystem (GATE), a new agricultural global and research and development centre located in Orange’s Agricultural Institute, the accelerator … Read more

Amazon just made a huge change to its $12 billion cloud computing juggernaut

When Amazon launched Amazon Web Services in 2006, it sparked a cloud computing revolution. No longer would programmers have to buy, build, and maintain their own servers. Now, developers could pay Amazon by the hour to access exactly the amount of supercomputing power they needed. It totally changed the economics of building software, making it possible … Read more

‘Bodega’ startup forced to apologise after furious criticism of its name

Bodega, a new startup with plans to replace the corner store with eight-foot cabinets full of essentials, went under fire today on social media. Many users criticised the startup on Twitter, claiming that the name was appropriative and that the company’s apparent mission to replace small mum-and-pop businesses was concerning. Now, in a Medium post titled “So, about our … Read more

How Askable landed major clients and 5000 users within seven months of launching without any external funding

Brisbane market research startup Askable has only been around for seven months, but it’s already looking at taking a chunk of the “archaic” $2.2 billion Australian market research industry after landing some big-name clients. Since being founded in mid-February, the startup has already worked with the likes of Woolworths, CBS Interactive, Deloitte and Canstar; built … Read more

The business of addiction: how the video gaming industry is evolving to be like the casino industry

The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies, hiring psychologists, neuroscientists and marketing experts to turn customers into addicts. The latest trend is the creation of “whales,” people so addicted to games that they spend their entire life savings to keep playing. But the video gaming industry, today one … Read more