The “most important startup” to come to Melbourne: WeWork opens its doors

Global co-working giant WeWork officially opened the doors of its Melbourne offices this morning, as Victorian Minister for Innovation Phillip Dalidakis heralded it as “the most important startup” that has come to the city. WeWork’s Sydney offices opened in March earlier this year, with co-founder Miguel McKelvey telling StartupSmart at the time Sydney was always on the list for the … Read more

POWER TO THE PEOPLE: PHIL LIVINGSTON OF REDBACK TECHNOLOGIES ON LEADING AN ENERGY REVOLUTION

It was while strapped to a gigantic wind turbine that Phil Livingston, the serial entrepreneur behind Redback Technologies, realised his ambition in life – to bring renewable energy to the masses. Founded by Livingston in April 2015, Redback Technologies is in the business of developing intelligent, low cost solar energy solutions for residential and commercial users. After securing … Read more

IntelliHR raises $4 million in pre-IPO funding to take its people management software global

After raising $4 million in a pre-initial public offering capital raise, Robert Bromage — managing director of data-driven people management software company intelliHR — says the next step is “telling the world we exist”. IntelliHR, which launched in 2013, was founded by Bromage in an effort to bring data analytics and collection to the world of HR, … Read more

An Australian marketplace is combating Amazon’s arrival by signing 50 fashion retailers and flogging half-price trips to Hawaii

The founder of Australian online retail platform MyDeal.com.au reckons his company has struck upon a formula to resist the imminent threat of Amazon. “Now we have reached critical mass. We have about 1000 retailers using our marketplace to sell their products, to over 2 million customers visiting our website,” MyDeal founder Sean Senvirtne told Business … Read more

THE NIGHT OF NIGHTS: THE GOLD COAST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS

300 of the Gold Coast’s most talented young business people will arrive at QT Surfers Paradise for Business News Australia’s Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards 2017. Hosted by Carla Tooma, the awards are the night of nights for the Gold Coast’s young entrepreneurs. The Young Entrepreneur Awards showcase Australia’s top business leaders aged under 40, … Read more

Nicola Hazell from SheStarts: These are the women redefining what it means to be a tech entrepreneur

What do a shark-scientist, an accountant, an urban designer, a farmer and a veterinarian have in common? In this case, they’re all women. And what’s more, they’re all tech startup founders. Ask someone on the street to describe a typical tech startup founder, and chances are they’ll paint a picture of a dude wearing a … Read more