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Jessica Watson’s next great adventure after sailing the world solo

11:26PM | Tuesday, 24 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

“Everyone expects me to go and do another big sailing adventure”

School-leaver proving a class act in IT and business

11:12PM | Tuesday, 24 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Blake Garrett is a fixer...

How two 12-year-old school girls have a winning code of friendship

11:10PM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

These girls prefer to keep up with coding developments than Kardashians.

Kids in cars reminder could be a lifesaver

11:44PM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

We found it incredible that there was nothing on the market yet.

Startup pays people to find out what’s bugging websites

11:13PM | Friday, 13 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Cameron Bradley loves finding bugs (not the creepy-crawly kind).

Cents an opportunity: Teen’s travel startup ready to take-off

11:40PM | Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Sixteen-year-old Zac Darch was working two part-time jobs when he hatched a plan to turn the travel booking industry on its head.

Kiwi startup Banqer a classy way to teach kids finance

10:44PM | Wednesday, 7 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A New Zealand-based startup using technology to teach financial literacy to young students has taken out an innovation award in Sydney and will soon be launching in Australia.

Aussies get their 150 seconds to shine at YC demo fest

8:55PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Two Australian startup founders have delivered perhaps the biggest pitches of their lives at the Y Combinator Demo Days this week.

This Sydney startup hopes to become the one-stop-shop for planning a wedding

7:32PM | Thursday, 2 July 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is looking to make it easier for couples to find their dream wedding venue, especially in regional areas.

4000 screenshots later, shopping was a Clinch for Sharon Clark

6:14PM | Friday, 19 June 2015 | Kye White

An avid online shopper, Sharon Clark was often comparing products she wanted to buy. But she grew frustrated there were no tools available to help her save and compare those items easily.

Property platform Vendorable matches sellers to real estate agents

6:44PM | Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | Kye White

Sydney-based startup Vendorable is trying to fix what its founders describe as the biggest problem facing property sellers – finding the right agent.

Traction the standout factor for RiverPitch finalists

6:41PM | Friday, 12 June 2015 | Kye White

The seven startups selected to pitch at RiverPitch next week all had one thing in common – traction.

How this entrepreneur signed up over 250,000 people to his underwear subscription service

6:50PM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Subscription services are becoming more popular in Australia but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to build up a loyal following, according to the founder of an online retailer with more than 250,000 subscribers.

Meet the entrepreneur who invested $80,000 into an app about endangered animals

6:09PM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Mobile games are the perfect tool for education and more entrepreneurs should jump into the space, according to the founder of an app designed to teach people about the environment and conservation.

Meet the Sydney startup that wants to reward you for running that extra mile

6:22PM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

A startup based in Sydney is encouraging people to stay fit by earning rewards through their existing running app.

Tradie booking platform raises an additional $6 million, plans to nail the on-demand space

6:23PM | Tuesday, 2 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Tradie booking platform hipages has snapped up an additional $6 million in funding to fuel further growth and improve its online platform.

Ingogo valued at $100 million after the biggest ever Australian equity crowdfunding raise

5:47PM | Thursday, 28 May 2015 | Kye White

Mobile payments and transportation network startup Ingogo has raised $12 million in a Series C funding round that values the company at close to $100 million.

Smart money’s on Oomi as it raises $US1.5m on Indiegogo

5:06PM | Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne-based smart home startup Oomi has smashed its Indiegogo fundraising goal, raising $US1.5 million.

The Aussie iPhone app distorting the wireless microphone market

5:23PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Sydney-based startup has developed a smartphone-based audio recording system its founders say will do away with expensive or underpowered wireless microphones.

This Australian company is making zombies a (virtual) reality

5:33PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian production company Jumpgate Virtual Reality has released a 90-second trailer for the upcoming horror film Scare Campaign, which will be the first Australian movie to be accompanied by a virtual reality experience.

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