Category Archives: Planning Back

Why two of Australia’s hottest tech exports Atlassian and BigCommerce love Austin

It’s Friday morning at Atlassian‘s workplace in Austin, Texas, and the enterprise software maker’s staff are huddling in the “Eatlassian” kitchen snacking on complimentary breakfast tacos and listening to team announcements. Later in the day they’ll have the option to migrate to the nearby internal drinks bar or outside patio with views of the city, which … Read more

Is this the end of the road for Myer?

Things are in free-fall at Myer, Australia’s largest department store chain, with chief executive Richard Umbers resigning abruptly on Wednesday and retail analyst Brian Walker saying “in its current configuration Myer cannot be saved”. Just days after the company’s third profit downgrade in seven months, the share price, around 54 cents, is barely 14% of the $4.10 share … Read more

Business Studio lunch box forum: How State Library can help you get ahead [EVENT]

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018 Time: 12.30pm–1.15pm Where:  Business Studio, level 1, State Library of Queensland Did you know you can gather competitive intelligence and market research data using SLQ’s resources? In this session learn tips and inside information to help grow your business. This lunchbox forum will be presented by librarians Will Wood and … Read more


Australia’s first hardware incubator launches in Brisbane, next week, with the entrepreneur at its helm promising resource-intensive startups efficient and affordable access to equipment that will streamline the development and commercialisation of ground-breaking products. Arc Hardware Incubator is being delivered by Vektor Innovation whose CEO, Victor Vicario, told Dynamic Business that early-stage hardware ventures can get derailed at … Read more


When Fleet launched in 2015, its three founders faced an uphill battle. They had created an IoT nanosatellite technology startup in Adelaide at a time when Australia’s commercial space sector was practically non-existent and – in the absence of a national space agency – they were told the venture would likely fail. Fast-forward to today … Read more

“We’re going to be the next Australian unicorn”: Real estate startup ActivePipe raises $5.9 million from NAB

Three-year-old startup and Smart50 finalist ActivePipe is confident it will be one of Australia’s next unicorns after closing a $5.9 million Series A round led by NAB Ventures. This ends a long search for “strategic” money by the startup, which offers real estate agencies a predictive analytics and data-focused communication platform to help them identify and convert … Read more

Scottish company BrewDog to set up Australian HQ in Brisbane

Scottish craft brewer, BrewDog, has announced its plans to build its Australian home on Brisbane’s River with its state-of-the-art brewery and headquarters to be located at Murarrie.1 In July last year the company was deciding between Newcastle and Brisbane, but the Queensland capital came out on top. Brisbane’s bid trump several strong bids for BrewDog … Read more

Gold Coast software company secures major deal with Panasonic

Gold Coast software company CyTrack has scored a major deal to package up its contact centre solutions for US giant Panasonic. The deal will allow for a seamless integration between CyTrack’s customer experience technology and Panasonic’s business communication servers which will allow its client organisations to respond to its customers through a range of channels. … Read more

Billion-dollar chocolate company Godiva has launched in Australia and is planning to open 20 stores

While some local retailers were scrambling to keep up with challenging conditions in December, a billion-dollar global brand was setting itself up in the Australian market with big plans to capitalise on the nation’s sweet tooth. Belgian chocolate maker Godiva, a brand international travellers would likely be familiar with, opened its first local store in the Emporium … Read more