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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

Cochlear’s profit dented by US tax charges but Apple’s implant project is steaming ahead

Whilst shareholders will receive a higher interim dividend following the half year, Cochlear’s (ASX: COH) first-half profit has taken a dip. The hearing implant developer has maintained its full-year guidance despite its profits taking a dive because of the timing of a large Chinese tender and US tax charges. Chcolear’s net profit for the six … Read more

AI-fuelled online beauty platform Honee raises $1.8 million in seed round led by Blackbird Ventures

  For Matt Jones, the key things that led to his startup Honee’s capital raising success were persistence, perseverance, and boots on the ground. The Melbourne-based startup offers beauty and wellness salons an online end-to-end booking service and online shopfront, and was born from the realisation that the majority of Australian salons don’t currently take … Read more

How driverless cars could create new jobs in Australia’s motor industry

The race to market for widespread driverless cars may be on, but that doesn’t mean we’re anywhere near a deployable reality. Much of the initial hype has settled down, and the claims made by manufacturers and startups with regards to timelines have moderated. As the key stakeholders — the automotive industry, government and the public — consider the … 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

Here’s how Dropbox founder Drew Houston grew his company from a two-person startup to a billion-dollar enterprise

Drew Houston is on top of the world. His company, Dropbox, is a sprawling enterprise with more than a thousand employees. The cloud storage giant now provides services to more than 500 million people and generates a billion dollars in annual revenue. Better yet for Houston, it could soon go public. Earlier this month, Dropbox quietly … Read more

Basecamp co-founder Jason Fried on why all companies must be prepared to kill off ideas

As a business grows over time, new ideas will evolve, and shelving past ideas becomes a necessity, no matter how successful they were. Writing at Inc., Jason Fried, co-founder of well-known project management software company Basecamp, describes this as an “also/or” scenario. “Most companies, products and services start out simply,” he writes. “It’s rare that the first version of something is … Read more

Digital greeting card startup Cardly raises $230,000 from QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

Having last year walked away from a $250,000 deal with Naomi Simson brokered on the set of Shark Tank, Melbourne-founded digital greeting card startup Cardly has raised $230,000 in a seed funding round led by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia (CEA). The funding comes as the startup looks to invest in artificial intelligence (AI) to further … Read more