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Meet the Australian accelerator building indie games studios

7:40PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Kye White

Having launched at the start of 2013 as a mobile games accelerator, Right Pedal Studios, is now shifting its focus to help create new games studios.

Melbourne game developer’s nine years of hard work about to pay dividends

7:47PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Nine years of hard work will soon pay off for a Melbourne-based entrepreneur who is on track to launch a racing simulator in early 2015.

Aussie thongs set to receive a makeover thanks to viral crowdfunding campaign

7:02PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Recently, there was a potato salad that went gangbusters – but could a redesign of the classic Australian thong be the next big crowdfunding campaign?

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.

How selfies can be used to diagnose anaemia

7:56PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Kye White

Selfies may now be used as a simple and easily accessible tool to detect anaemia, thanks to the efforts of two Monash University medicine students.

Meet the Melbourne ‘foundr’ giving Bloomberg a run for its money

7:04PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Nathan Chan has learnt what it takes to run a profitable magazine from the comfort of his own home at a time when it is widely recognised the publishing industry is struggling.

The new website turning spare bedrooms into FIFO rental gold

7:56PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The mining boom, and the resulting increase in fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, has led to housing shortages across Australia. It’s a problem an innovative new website hopes to solve – by turning spare rooms into cash.

Aussie startup CalReply scores decisive win in the Twitter World Cup

7:53PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup CalReply has been working with SBS to ensure keen football fans haven’t missed a minute of the World Cup.

New app draws on the cloud to streamline insurance claims

7:48PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new app is aiming to even the playing field between users and large insurance companies by storing information such as receipts in the one digital location.

Australian ticket resale market ripe with potential for global reseller Ticketbis

7:19PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Nina Hendy

Global online ticket seller Ticketbis has entered the Australian market, estimated to be worth around $90 million a year.

Melbourne startup tackling homelessness through collapsible shelters

7:10PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup has designed and developed portable shelters for the homeless, which can be put together in less than two minutes.

Australian mental health startup goes global

7:55PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Adelaide-based startup designed to give teenagers dealing with mental health issues peer-to-peer support is going global after receiving funding from investors and announcing a collaboration with a London-based business accelerator.

Australia not taking advantage of its proximity to Asia, says Nuji founder

6:45PM | Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | Kye White

Australia’s proximity to south-east Asia has the potential to be a big advantage for its tech startups, according to Nuji co-founder Dean Fankhauser.

How a job offer to eat a bag of corn chips eventually led to better things

6:05PM | Thursday, 5 June 2014 | StartupSmart

Can a humble bown of corn chips lead to new startup opportunities? It did for Depo8 co-founder Jodie Imam – here's how.

Riding in the rain: Australian startup develops cutting-edge motorcycle helmet visor

6:38PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Kye White

One of the winners of last week’s Sydney Genesis startup competition aims to make riding a motorbike in wet conditions a whole lot safer.

Meet the startup that wants to liberate your videos

6:37PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Kye White

Adelaide startup Peepable, which is set to launch a new video search engine, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from the likes of Xero’s Stuart McLeod and e3Learning’s Tony Fairbairn.

Melbourne couple’s startup aims to be Airbnb for pets

6:52PM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne startup PetHomeStay allows pet owners to find people in their area who are able to care for their pets while providing information about the style of care they will provide.

Australian-developed Clever Buoy aims to protect both sharks and swimmers

5:21PM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | Kye White

An Australian biotech startup has developed a buoy which is capable of detecting sharks and warning lifesavers of their presence.

One to watch: Meet Smash Wearables, the world’s first digital tennis coach

5:26AM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

For a piece of impressive technology, Melbourne born and built, Smash Wearables has a pretty humble premise, and that is to help people be better at tennis.

Meet the Australian startup creating a buzz with its vibrating underwear

5:13PM | Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | Kye White

An Australian startup has been causing quite the buzz – around the world, and in long-distance lovers’ underwear.

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