Dimmi founder launches new 'smart menu' app me&u

Dimmi founder launches new 'smart menu' app me&u

After a 12-month sabbatical following the sale of restaurant booking app Dimmi, Stevan Premutico (pictured) is back with another piece of hospitality-tech sure to make waves in the industry. Called 'me&u', the app allows restaurant-goers to order and pay for food seamlessly at the restaurant. Customers simply need to ...

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Australia's top 20 cannabis companies

Australia's top 20 cannabis companies

With a stock market that is open to international investors and a rapid domestic take-up on cannabinoid-based medicines, Australia has become an unlikely hub for the booming global cannabis industry. According to a report from unlisted company Cannvalate, which incidentally has tie-ups with several groups on this list, Australia has the f...

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Provenir receives Australian first mobile abattoir licence

Provenir receives Australian first mobile abattoir licence

Agriculture startup Provenir has received a licence from the New South Wales Food Authority to operate Australia's first ever mobile abattoir. The licence will enable Provenir to begin processing beef on farm, opening the company up to commercial sales to food service, online, and retail. Cattle farmer John Doyle from Claredale, N...

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Stone & Chalk lands in Adelaide

Stone & Chalk lands in Adelaide

Startup incubator Stone & Chalk is making its way down to South Australia with the announcement of a new innovation hub in Adelaide. To be situated in Lot Fourteen, Stone & Chalk hopes to tap into Adelaide's growing entrepreneurial scene, currently dominated by players in the space, cybersecurity, defence, AI and robotics indu...

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Way Ahead and beyond: The ultimate guide to Gold Coast Business Week 2019

Way Ahead and beyond: The ultimate guide to Gold Coast Business Week 2019

The Gold Coast has cemented its position as one of Australia's most exciting small business hubs. Global investors, thought leaders and innovators are set to explore its further potential at Gold Coast Business Week 2019 (8-12 July). GC Business Week will once again culminate in its signature 'Way Ahead' event on Friday 12...

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Atlassian to fix outdated, inefficient and combative M&A process

Atlassian to fix outdated, inefficient and combative M&A process

When a big player comes knocking wanting to buy your startup it might seem too good to be true. The wad of cash being waved in your face might prove irresistible and that's understandable; you've worked for years to get to where you are right now, and you damn well deserve that payout. But big businesses know that M&A is a...

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Breaking barriers: Australian-based outsourcing company makes impact in US market

Breaking barriers: Australian-based outsourcing company makes impact in US market

At its very core, outsourcing challenges what has been considered the standard with business operations for a long time. Businesses are now reaping the benefits of outsourcing roles that typically would have stretched their resources to breaking point. As a result they are able to cut major costs including massive overheads and wages....

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Field Orthopaedics launches revolutionary fracture healing product in Europe

Field Orthopaedics launches revolutionary fracture healing product in Europe

Brisbane-based medical innovation startup Field Orthopaedics will launch its latest medical device breakthrough in Europe this week. The group, which focused on medical device solutions filling shortcomings in the trauma, extremities, and biomedical markets, will launch the Field Micro Screw System at Europe's largest hand surgery eve...

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The programmatic ad platform to give Silicon Valley a run for its money

The programmatic ad platform to give Silicon Valley a run for its money

Programmatic advertising forms the bedrock of most publishers in 2019. Major rags, websites and blogs have all dived into it in the past and still use it today for a very good reason - it is an automated, easy way to boost revenue from websites. But it also comes with a number of problems, which Business News Australia has dived into ...

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Ashy Bines' Morlife collab sweet with moreish treats

Ashy Bines' Morlife collab sweet with moreish treats

Collaborations are all the rage right now. Yeah, your business might have some pretty good reach and engagement on its own but what if you could get your business in front of 24 times the number of eyes, all hungry to buy whatever a certain someone is selling? Welcome to the world of influencer collaborations. One such major colla...

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Construction entrepreneur thinks outside the box

Construction entrepreneur thinks outside the box

On the back of projects ranging from office fit-outs to schools to nightclubs, Chapcon Design & Construct is growing at a swift pace as revenue doubles each year. Founded by carpenter Nick Chapman in 2011, the group's portfolio of projects has been buoyed by word-of-mouth and strengthened by its track record and willingness to tak...

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Mathew Kratiuk's journey from homelessness to marketing executive

Mathew Kratiuk's journey from homelessness to marketing executive

Mathew Kratiuk has seen the gritty underworld, experienced the highs and lows of mental illness, the thrill of big business and boardrooms, and the desperation of homelessness. Now he's turning to Vinnies CEO Sleepout's Brisbane event on 20 June to share his journey of transformation. Born in Sydney's Cronulla to hardworki...

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How UKO is empowering inner-city renters with its "co-living" model

How UKO is empowering inner-city renters with its "co-living" model

Co-working spaces have transformed the way many of us work and operate. They are the spaces that underpin many great Australian entrepreneurs and startups. UKO hopes to achieve a semblance of this culture, but instead for the residential market with its unique and Australian first "co-living" buildings. Developed by serial p...

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Bettercup's anti-plastic revolution

Bettercup's anti-plastic revolution

Businesses in Sydney have this week pledged to cut down on the use of single-use plastics in the workplace. Companies like the Sydney Opera House, Atlassian, Fox Studios, and Star Entertainment Group are committing to using fewer plastic bottles, straws, cups, and utensils in an effort to save the environment. It's a move that'...

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Meet the actor who built Happy Skin Co with an influencer army

Meet the actor who built Happy Skin Co with an influencer army

In many ways, being an entrepreneur can be a lot like being an actor. Some smiles are faked, greetings forced, and handshakes reluctantly accepted. As it turns out, actors make pretty brilliant young entrepreneurs themselves. That's the career trajectory of Dylan Mullan, (pictured right) founder of at-home laser hair removal treat...

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iVvy partners with fast growing UK hotel group Village Hotel Club

iVvy partners with fast growing UK hotel group Village Hotel Club

Tech scale-up iVvy has partnered with Village Hotel Club to implement its white label solution across the UK group's website. Village Hotel Club is a fast-moving hotel group with 30 properties as of the time of writing. The group intends to open additional five hotels in the next two years, with a further 15 planned by 2026. iVvy&...

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TRAVLR partners with 8common on business and leisure travel platform

TRAVLR partners with 8common on business and leisure travel platform

Listed fintech group 8common (ASX: 8CO) has tapped travel disruptors TRAVLR to assist in the development of a new business leisure platform. Called Benefits8 the employee benefits platform has been created to serve the growing business and leisure travel opportunity sector and will leverage 8common's Expense8 business unit. The Ex...

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New LGBT influencer hub bringing authenticity back to marketing

New LGBT influencer hub bringing authenticity back to marketing

A newly launched influencer marketplace hopes to target the difficult to reach (and difficult to convince) LGBT market. Named Joocd.com ("Just Out Of Curiosity Digital"), the platform is a new home for LGBT influencers and brands that want to target the hard to market to segment. Founded by Nigel Hickey and Mark Alexander, t...

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Cannabis Doctors Australia launch crowdfunding campaign with big ambitions

Cannabis Doctors Australia launch crowdfunding campaign with big ambitions

The minds behind fast-moving medicinal cannabis clinic chain Cannabis Doctors Australia (CDA) have big plans for their venture, and they begin today with an Australian-first crowdfunding campaign. CDA is the first medicinal cannabis company in Australia to embark on an equity crowdfunding campaign since the method of capital raising was l...

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VentureCrowd grows with SMSF Properties Australia acquisition

VentureCrowd grows with SMSF Properties Australia acquisition

VentureCrowd is now the largest crowdfunding platform in Australia by volume of capital raised following its acquisition of SMSF Properties Australia. The consolidated group brings together VentureCrowd, a more traditional crowdfunding platform, with SMSF, a crowdfunding model for property investment and development. The deal creates ...

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