Monthly Archives: October 2017 Back

ATO warns ride-sharing drivers about GST obligation: “We know who you are”

The Australian Taxation Office has put the hard word on ride-sharing drivers and the wider gig economy, reminding drivers working for platforms like Uber about the importance of meeting their GST obligations next tax time. The tax office determined in 2015 that ride-sharing and ride-sourcing drivers should be classified in the same way as taxi … Read more

Shark Tank deal-winner CancerAid to be judged by Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak in this year’s Talent Unleashed awards

Healthtech startup and Shark Tank alumni CancerAid has been named a finalist in this year’s Talent Unleashed awards and will now be judged by global entrepreneurial heavyweights like Richard Branson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak for a chance to head to Silicon Valley and meet global startup leaders. CancerAid co-founder Dr. Raghav Murali-Ganesh says being nominated as a Talent … Read more

That Startup Show, City of Melbourne build startup stock photo library to celebrate diversity in Australia’s tech ecosystem

Melbourne-based web series That Startup Show has partnered with City of Melbourne to create a stock photo library designed to showcase the breadth of diversity in Australia’s startup scene. When many think of startups, the image that comes to mind can often be that of a white male in his mid-20s, smartphone in hand and … Read more

Melbourne ‘buy now, pay later’ fintech Openpay just raised $10 million and cancelled IPO

Openpay has completed a $10 million capital raising round, and revealed it has cancelled plans for an initial public offering. The $10 million, which was originally marked as a pre-IPO round, came from “a group of investors” that included existing backer Meydan Group, as well as Investec and SL Investments Group. The company did not comment … Read more

Present Like a Pro : the Modern Guide to Getting Your Point Across in Meetings, Speeches, and the Media (ebook)

Author: Carl Hausman In today’s world, nearly everyone, including business professionals and executives, salespeople, teachers, authors, and entrepreneurs–in short, anyone who needs to put an idea before others–needs strong presentation and persuasion skills. Moreover, just as important as traditional public speaking skills is the ability to present effectively via various media. Today’s presentation is just … Read more

‘Constructiontech’ startups could boost economy by $25 billion a year in next decade: “There is a huge opportunity here”

Startups working in the ‘constructiontech’ industry have raised $98 million from investors in the last year and hold the potential to add $25 billion year-on-year value to the Australian economy within the next decade, a recent report has found. The Digital Foundations report was delivered by StartupAUS in partnership with the Victorian Government and industry players Lendlease, construction startup Aconexand … Read more


A GOLD COAST tech startup has landed a major deal with Westpac which will roll out its innovative platform through the bank and its own corporate clients. BenchOn, founded by Tim Walmsley (pictured), is a business-to-business resource management platform that matches businesses’ idle staff to short-term contracts with reputable companies and government agencies. It allows … Read more