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These entrepreneurs invented a futuristic ‘magic mirror’ to take on the bathroom scale — and investors say its groundbreaking tech could transform the future of fitness

California-based startup Naked Labs just unveiled its flagship product: a high-tech mirror and scale that delivers precise information on your body including weight, height, BMI, and measurements. Naked Labs also closed a $US14 million funding round led by Founders Fund which included investments from NEA, Lumia, and early Uber and SpaceX investor Cyan Banister. Naked … Read more

Need templated forms, business plan samples or industry reports? Check out ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database!

Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database! This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit … Read more

Top investors gambled $16 million on the blockchain equivalent of Beanie Babies. Now, sales are plummeting

In March, investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures gave a total of $US12 million ($AU16.12 million) to CryptoKitties, a blockchain game for digital collectibles. According to data from blockchain analytics sites, the number of CryptoKitties transactions are a fraction of what they were in December. CryptoKitties cofounder Bryce Bladon says the livelihood of … Read more

Business Studio lunch box forum: growing your passion and purpose into a business [EVENT]

Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018 Time: 12.30pm–1.15pm Where: Business Studio, level 1, State Library of Queensland Growing your passion and purpose into a business “I wanted a Gucci style handbag with a Thank You Water story. You know, something that was gorgeous, good quality and luxurious, but also ethically made. I also wanted the brand I … Read more

How lending startups like Afterpay make their money

Startups like Afterpay that allow consumers to ‘instantly’ borrow money for purchases are using a business model that has been around for centuries. It’s called “factoring” of accounts receivables. This is when a company sells its accounts receivables (money owed for a good or service that has already been delivered) to a lender, typically at a discount. Typically, factoring … Read more