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Why Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is sending messages of support to Sydney uni students

The first cohort of aspiring entrepreneurs graduating from the Sydney School of Entrepreneurship’s (SSE) pilot unit are commencing their entrepreneurial journey with an unlikely source of inspiration: a personal message of support from Jeff Bezos. The Amazon founder has joined prominent local entrepreneurs, including Shark Tank judges Naomi Simson and Janine Allis, in sharing words of encouragement … Read more

Perennial seller : the art of making and marketing work that lasts (book)

Author: Ryan Holiday Classic. Evergreen. Cult. Backlist. We can all identify with products that seem to last forever and just keep selling. But how can we create things that can and should last, especially in an environment where short-term gain and flash-in-the-pan success are so often the benchmark, where Hollywood movies are written off after … Read more

This founder of a Sydney startup has just been selected for the Airbus BizLab accelerator in Germany

A Sydney-based technology startup, SkyBuys, has been selected for the global aerospace accelerator program Airbus BizLab in Germany. The 26-year-old founder, Alec Kemmery, could fly a plane before he could drive a car. He also has a Masters (Science & Technology) with an aviation major from the University of NSW. The SkyBuys App, currently in … Read more


In being selected for Cedar-Sinai Medical Centre’s health tech accelerator, CancerAid has become the first-ever Australian startup to participate in the Los Angeles-based, Techstars-powered boot camp. Founded in August 2015 by doctors Nikhil Pooviah and Raghav Murali-Ganesh from the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse cancer hospital in Sydney, CancerAid is a cancer support app that helps patients … Read more

What Twitter can learn from that time Coca Cola changed its formula

The 140-character message limit has defined Twitter. But the company is now experimenting with its format, doubling the length of some users’ tweets to 280 characters. Why are they taking such an enormous risk, playing with the characteristic that defines and differentiates the service? The reason is that Twitter’s user base has been stuck at about 320 million for … Read more

NevHouse is the recycled housing startup representing Australia on a global stage for the Pitch@Palace finals in London

Gold Coast-based startup NevHouse has been named among three winners at the Pitch@Palace Australia competition finals, and will now be heading to London to pitch its recycled disaster-relief housing solutions on a global stage. NevHouse was born from a plastics recycling plant that founder Nev Hyman invested in in 2004, but it wasn’t until a … Read more

Meet the “Uber for funerals”: Sydney startup Picaluna is looking to disrupt an industry worth $1 billion

The funeral industry has long been dominated by traditional industry players, but Sydney-based startup Picaluna is looking to bring this $1 billion industry into the modern age with its two-sided funeral marketplace. The Picaluna concept was born when co-founder and managing director Greg Inglis grew frustrated with the overpriced, “cookie-cutter” nature of funerals, after his own mother … Read more