Early stage social enterprise founder named Young Victorian of the Year

1:12PM | Thursday, 23 January 2014 |  Dan Flynn, the founder of social enterprise Thank You Water, has this week been named Young Victorian of the Year and will go on to represent the state for the title of Young Australian of the Year.

Start-up accelerator Optus Innov8 announces new senior associate

10:53PM | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 |  Optus Innov8, a start-up accelerator program, has appointed Humphrey Laubscher to be a senior associate on their management team.

Bugcrowd raises $1.6 million by mastering the cultural differences between Australian and US investors

9:59AM | Thursday, 5 September 2013 |  Bugcrowd, a marketplace for security testing websites via crowdsourced “bug bounties”, has raised $1.6 million in its series A funding round, set to close in a few weeks.

Woolies follows Coles’ lead with both snapping up Thankyou products

7:09PM | Wednesday, 31 July 2013 |  Start-up social enterprise Thankyou has declared its social media campaign to get its products into the major supermarkets a success, with Woolworths now following the lead of Coles in agreeing to stock its products.

Social media blitz gets start-up’s products into Coles

7:12AM | Monday, 29 July 2013 |  Supermarket giant Coles has agreed to stock products by social enterprise Thankyou after a social media campaign to demonstrate demand.

The social media campaign making Coles and Woolworths take notice of new products

7:15AM | Thursday, 18 July 2013 |  The start-up social enterprise behind Thankyou Water has launched a major social media campaign to get its products stocked at Coles and Woolworths.

THE NEWS WRAP: Coles looks to extend “approved” field agent program to convenience stores and liquor

7:21AM | Monday, 8 July 2013 |  Coles is examining the possibility of extending its proposed ‘licenced’ field agent plan. Plus the mining industry tells Kevin Rudd to cut “green tape” and Greece tries to secure its next bailout tranche.

THE NEWS WRAP: New food industry dispute resolution body planned

6:15AM | Monday, 17 June 2013 |  Coles and Woolworths, along with the Australian Food and Grocery Council, have proposed a new dispute resolution body. Plus the Gillard government proposes new powers to veto major gas projects and how China Southern Airlines considered buying 10% of Qantas.

Gumtree, Coles and ASOS top Google’s Australian brand rankings

12:54PM | Friday, 14 December 2012 |  Gumtree was the most searched for local brand in Australia this year, Google’s Brand Zeitgeist reveals, while Coles’ “Down, down” campaign was the most searched for advertisement.

"No Indians or Asians": Coles in hot water over a contractor’s racist ad

8:40PM | Wednesday, 29 August 2012 |  A racist job ad has highlighted the need for business to establish clear rules of conduct for contractors.