Balter makes a splash as beer drinkers proclaim it Australia’s favourite craft brewery

When Australian surfing stalwarts Mick Fanning, Bede Durbidge, Josh Kerr and Joel Parkinson got together in 2016 to create a brewery there was concern that beer drinkers would dismiss them as a gimmick. But just over two years and more than 20 accolades later, their Gold Coast-based business Balter has been recognised as a mainstay … Read more

How the founders of snowsports safety startup ANTI proved their product worked — and Steve Baxter wrong — by bashing each other over the head

Brisbane-based startup ANTI has taken home the title of Australia’s Emerging Creative Startup 2018 for its super-safe snowsports beanie, following a pitch that saw the founders bashing each other over the head with a wooden stake. The startup won the title at the annual Creative3 event hosted by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, and will now … Read more

Canva, Australia’s best place to work, has a farm, indoor climbing wall, gives employees equity and birthday cocktails

Canva has recently been ranked as Australia’s best place to work, not once but twice. Both Great Place to Work and LinkedIn named it the number one workplace in the country over thousands of other companies. With this in mind, along with the reputation the business has earned through the entrepreneurship of its co-founders Mel Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and … Read more

How the founders of snowsports safety startup ANTI proved their product worked — and Steve Baxter wrong — by bashing each other over the head

Brisbane-based startup ANTI has taken home the title of Australia’s Emerging Creative Startup 2018 for its super-safe snowsports beanie, following a pitch that saw the founders bashing each other over the head with a wooden stake. The startup won the title at the annual Creative3 event hosted by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia, and will now … Read more

Electric cars and coffee tables: The startups combining tech and tradition at Melbourne’s “very necessary” Space Tank Studio

At first glance, Space Tank Studio looks like just another workshop on an industrial street in North Coburg. There’s a circular saw, worktops strewn with tools and drawings, and something I later learn is a laser cutter; AC/DC is blaring. But look a little closer and there’s intricately crafted woodwork spirals with neon lights running … Read more

NSW startups secured twice as much funding as any other state in the last financial year, Techboard report finds

Startups and tech companies in New South Wales scooped up more than twice as much funding as those in Victoria and Queensland in the last financial year, according to Techboard’s first country-wide funding report — and Australia’s other states are trailing even further behind. The Techboard Australian Startup and Young Technology Company Funding Report 2017/18 … Read more

From online consulting to dog-sitting: LinkedIn reveals the 25 startups Australians want to work for

LinkedIn has revealed its LinkedIn Top Startups 2018 list for Australia, naming the 25 startups employees most want to work for. The list is compiled using LinkedIn data on the amount of interest received from job seekers, employee engagement and the extent to which they attract top talent, as well as the growth of their … Read more