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Entrepreneur inspired by Australia Post’s parcel struggles

12:37PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 |  A Sydney businessman has highlighted the business opportunities surrounding parcel delivery, as Australia Post struggles to deal with the rising volume of parcels as a result of online retail.

Swimart waives $45k joining fee in bid to expand network

12:10PM | Tuesday, 20 December 2011 |  Pool and spa franchise Swimart is waiving its $45,000 joining fee for independent operators prepared to rebrand as a Swimart store, as it seeks to grow its network from 65 to 100 stores.

Tech start-ups urged to get Under the Radar

12:07PM | Tuesday, 20 December 2011 |  Aussie tech start-ups are being encouraged to apply for start-up event Under the Radar, held in the US, which led to acquisitions from the likes of eBay, IBM and Facebook in 2011.

$50k grants for fashion start-ups in 2012

12:03PM | Monday, 19 December 2011 |  Fashion-focused start-ups are being encouraged to apply for grants of up to $50,000 under the latest round of the multimillion dollar Textile, Clothing and Footwear Small Business Program.

Bubble Gum Interactive inks Telstra deal

12:59PM | Friday, 16 December 2011 |  Sydney-based games studio Bubble Gum Interactive has partnered with Telstra BigPond to raise the profile of its first title across Australia, but also has its sights set on international markets.

Cudo founder Billy Tucker to launch new start-up 57 Signals

12:50PM | Friday, 16 December 2011 |  Cudo’s outgoing chief executive Billy Tucker is in the “very early stages” of building his new start-up 57 signals, after announcing his decision to leave the daily deals site, which he founded.

Dealised acquires Hong Kong group-buying network

12:42PM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 |  Sydney-based group-buying firm Dealised has acquired Hong Kong-based company Localy Network Limited for an undisclosed sum, as Dealised seeks to drive its expansion across Asia.

$7m set aside for SA’s south-east innovators

12:39PM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 |  Companies in South Australia’s south-east have received grants of up to $1.2 million in the first round of a region-specific fund, while more than $7 million has been set aside for round two.

US firm ezRez acquires Aussie-founded Topguest

12:35PM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 |  Travel rewards redemption company ezRez Software has acquired San Francisco-based start-up Topguest, which includes two Australians among its three co-founders, for an undisclosed sum.

Aussie start-up Skitch hits 3m downloads following US acquisition

12:25PM | Wednesday, 14 December 2011 |  Australian start-up Skitch has reached three million downloads of its Android app, four months after being acquired by US app-maker Evernote.
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