Start-up Profiles



It’s all about the chair factor for this startup

8:45PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

We’ve seen Australians accessorise with bespoke shoes, watches, shirts and glasses, but a new Australian startup is hoping to bring that desire for custom-made products to the home with the bespoke chair.

This startup hopes to improve your loading problems, faster than you can read this headline

8:15PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian tech startup Squixa has released the second version of its cloud-based website acceleration platform, having recently completed a funding round.

“Show me the honey!” How being found by bees, inspired this GPS-enabled, thief-proof, beetle-trapping hive

8:57PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | Kye White

Queensland’s Hive Haven has integrated GPS (Bee PS, perhaps?) trackers into its apiaries, which have been specially designed to combat small hive beetle without using insecticides.

Property market demand startup Next For Sale dreams of US success

8:51PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

Ten months after launching, Next For Sale will head to Silicon Valley in search of investment after winning the Skillsapien pitch to Silicon Valley series.

Sydney startup’s vision is to become the AdWords of digital billboard advertising

8:16PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

The appeal of online ads for advertisers is in the medium’s ability to target ads to a specific audience, and now a Sydney-based startup has developed technology that allows digital screens to do something similar in the real world.

Sydney startup Conx aims to shake up construction sector jobs market

8:37AM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup Conx has developed a job networking platform specifically aimed at the construction industries, in an attempt to address skill shortages in the sector.

Vision-impaired son inspires dad to create software to improve internet accessibility

8:53PM | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | Kye White

Inspired by the experience of his 10-year-old son Huey, who is vision-impaired, Kenneth Springer has developed a new service which makes the internet more accessible to those that are vision-impaired or have autism.

SurveyMonkey launches market research product in Australia

8:04PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Kye White

SurveyMonkey has released a new product in Australia, SurveyMonkey Audience, which will allow startups and companies to tap into the preferences and opinions of a number of Australian consumers.

Pack your bags: Booking a group holiday just got easier

8:52PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is aiming to make it easier for travel companies to generate and manage group bookings.

Melbourne startup develops water-repellent clothing

7:25PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup is harnessing the power of nanotechnology in order to make water-repellent clothing.

Monetised referrals power up Peerbrief’s recruitment service

7:00PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup Peerbrief is giving people the opportunity to refer their friends for jobs and, if their referral is successful, earn $1000 for it.

Startup gives travellers chance to buddy up for local sights

7:38PM | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 | Kye White

Startup Weekend Adelaide winner Travel Buddies has plans to link travellers with knowledgeable locals, to help them find those attractions that only locals know about.

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.