Category Archives: Disruption Back

We tried 3 meals from a vegan vending machine that’s about to blow up the fast-food scene — here’s the verdict

Lamiaa Bounahmidi may have a solution to your diet woes: a vending machine. Bounahmidi is leading a San Francisco-based startup called leCupboard, which dispenses healthy, personalised, prepared meals out of vending machines. The startup’s goal is to get people to think differently about healthy food by making it as convenient as fast-food. Customers simply press a … Read more

Wild ride : inside Uber’s quest for world domination (book)

Author: Adam Lashinsky Uber is one of the most fascinating and controversial businesses in the world, both beloved for its elegant ride-hailing concept and heady growth and condemned for CEO Travis Kalanick’s ruthless pursuit of success at all cost. Despite the company’s significance to the on-demand economy and the mobile revolution, and the battle for … Read more

LaunchVic’s new chair Laura Anderson sets goal to eliminate tall poppy syndrome in the startup ecosystem

LaunchVic has appointed company director, philanthropist and businesswoman Laura Anderson as its chair, filling the role vacated by ex-Australia Post chief Ahmed Fahour earlier this year. Anderson stepped into the role on Monday, and hopes to bring her years of experience as a corporate advisor and international company director to the role. In addition to … Read more

Myriad festival to fly entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Qld … SparkLabs launches food and agtech accelerator … ASIC releases guidelines for crowdsourced equity funding

The Queensland State Government has partnered with Qantas to bring a jet full of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to Queensland as part of the tech and startup-focused Myriad festival, the Courier Mail reports. More than 200 executives and venture capitalists from Silicon Valley are expected to be on the 747 aircraft, which will bring talent to next year’s Myriad festival … Read more

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

‘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


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