‘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

FRENCH COMPANY TO SET UP DRIVERLESS CAR MANUFACTURING IN ADELAIDE

DRIVERLESS vehicle manufacturer Navya will set up shop in Adelaide bringing a manufacturing facility along for the ride. The decision to land in Adelaide by Navya CEO Christophe Sapet follows discussions between the company and South Australia Premier Jay Weatherill in Paris. Navya says it was attracted to Adelaide’s carbon neutral and renewable energy focus, … Read more

Bold : how to go big, achieve success, and impact the world (book)

Authors: Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from “I’ve got an idea” to “I run a billion-dollar … Read more

Meet the 23 innovative Australian startups chosen for this year’s Tech23 showcase

From startups looking to build a global digital nervous system, to those using artificial intelligence to help businesses make leadership decisions, companies innovating through deep technology make up the 23 startups selected for this year’s Tech23 showcase. Tech23 is now in its ninth year. Since its inception, the one-day event has featured prominent Australian startups … Read more

PARTNERING WITH EBAY MEANS SENDLE IS A ‘VERY LEGITIMATE’ AUSTRALIA POST COMPETITOR, SAYS CEO

Sydney-based Parcel delivery startup Sendle has partnered with Ebay Australia to provide the ecommerce heavyweight’s 40,000 small to medium sellers with convenient, cost-effective logistics solutions.  According to James Chin Moody, co-founder and CEO of Sendle, sellers that integrate their eBay accounts directly with Sendle gain free access to Sendle Premium and are able to instantly create shipping … Read more

Stealing fire : how Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALS, and maverick scientists are revolutionizing the way we live and work (book)

Authors: Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler It’s the biggest revolution you’ve never heard of, and it’s hiding in plain sight. Over the past decade, Silicon Valley executives like Eric Schmidt and Elon Musk, Special Operators like the Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, and maverick scientists like Sasha Shulgin and Amy Cuddy have turned everything … Read more

Visual thinking : empowering people & organizations through visual collaboration (book)

Authors: Ryan Deiss, Russ Henneberry Visual thinking and drawing are both becoming increasingly important in today’s business settings. A picture really can tell a thousand words. Visualization is a crucial part of the journey for companies seeking to boost enterprise agility, break down silos and increase employee and customer engage­ment. Visualizing thought processes can help … Read more

REDBACK TECHNOLOGIES TO SHAKE UP ENERGY INDUSTRY WITH NEW SOLAR-BATTERY STORAGE PRODUCT LAUNCH

Startup tech company Redback Technologies has teamed up with EnergyAustralia to launch a new all-in-one solar and battery solution to tackle the biggest energy problems facing Australians. The Redback Smart Hybrid System launch takes place a year after EnergyAustralia invested in the Brisbane-based company with the aim of providing more reliable, affordable and cleaner energy … Read more