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Meet the startup that wants to stop sand getting into your beach towel

10:34PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian entrepreneur has produced the world’s first sand-resistant beach towel and now has plans to expand into a full beachwear brand.

Fine dining market an appetising prospect for the Catch Group’s new venture

9:46PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Kye White and Kirsten Robb

Australian e-commerce player the Catch Group, the company behind Catch of the Day and Scoopon, has launched its latest digital venture, hoping to take a further slice out of the online market.

Tech and innovation: Unlocking the key to improved productivity

8:49PM | Tuesday, 26 August 2014 | Kate Eriksson

Australia is at an inflection point. The role of innovation and technology in our lives, shaping business, and growing the economy is profound.

Forget the clutch, self-driving cars need ‘adjustable ethics’ set by owners

8:02PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | David Tuffley

One of the issues of self-driving vehicles is legal liability for death or injury in the event of an accident.

Aussie executives believe SMEs drive innovation, struggle to convert ideas into action

8:01PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Kirsten Robb

More than 40% of Australian executives believe SMEs and start-ups are driving innovation in Australia, according to a report released today.

Uber to take on Amazon and Google with home delivery service

8:58PM | Wednesday, 20 August 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Taxi app Uber will trial a home delivery service in the US, potentially taking on tech titans Amazon and Google in the e-commerce logistics space.

How the Mondelez Mobile Futures program is creating opportunities for startups and corporates

8:13PM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Kye White

A team from Cadbury Daily Milk had their first taste of startup life last week, when they worked closely with startup Snaploader, as part of the Mondelez Mobile Futures program.

Aussie space industry set for take-off as interest booms

7:50PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | Kye White

The Australian Space Industry is experiencing more interest than ever before and entrepreneurs are looking to take advantage, according to the Space Industry Association of Australia chair Michael Davis.

Could a brainstorming session lead to intellectual property issues?

7:09AM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

There are a few potential issues associated with this scenario you need to consider.

What's so interesting about bitcoin?

7:03PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | StartupSmart

We speak to some members of the Australian bitcoin community about what they find so interesting about the cryptocurrency. You'll never guess what they have to say.

Australian startup hopes to change people’s health and wellbeing one habit at a time

7:24PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup is looking to help users build healthy habits so they can strike the right work-life balance and live happier, healthier lives.

Australia ranks on innovation – but indolence could cost us

7:52PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Roy Green

In terms of innovation, Australia lags a long way behind leaders such as the US, Switzerland, the UK, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Singapore and Denmark. Federal government budget cuts risk making the situation far worse.

Australian startup allows users to verify their online purchases and potential suitors

7:48PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Queensland startup is aiming to fight fraud by checking items in person before people purchase them – even going as far as to take the guesswork out of online dating.

Your Fork pivots to an online grocery store with a difference

7:38PM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup has pivoted away from the delivery of pre-made meals and instead decided to tackle on-demand groceries.

Three ways to gain more clarity in business

7:17PM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

With so much action going on all the time, it can become almost impossible to focus on the task at hand. Here are three ways to gain more clarity in business.

StartupSmart speaks to Techspert Rambotia Jones

7:11PM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

What's really in store for the future of technology? Rambotia Jones is the only one who really has his finger on the pulse. But what does it mean to be a techspert?

Students prove a beacon of entrepreneurship

6:00PM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Kye White

Trak King, a beacon that can be attached to any object and located easily through an app was the best of the startup ideas by high school students taking part in Queensland incubator Silicon Lakes’ Startup Apprentice Pilot Program.

The pizza drone that won’t get a slice of the action

6:41PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Taskmaster

“My idea is revolutionary! It’s a world first!” the would-be entrepreneur says. When a drone delivering pizzas is involved, what could possibly go wrong?

Giving Seek a dose of its own medicine

6:10PM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Kye White

New pharmacy employment website Pharmaceeka promises to open up the process of hiring locum pharmacists.

The language of agile is broken

6:58PM | Wednesday, 18 June 2014 | Nathan Dintenfass

The vocabulary of ‘agile’ does more harm than good. In helping companies adopt agile methods we find we need to correct mistaken impressions people have gotten from agile literature.

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