Why applying the 'Dodo' philosophy in business can help you avoid extinction

Why applying the 'Dodo' philosophy in business can help you avoid extinction

The dodo is...or was...a bird native to Mauritius, an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. It thrived in a world without natural predators, it grew fat, its wings got small and it became flightless.  When the Portuguese arrived and colonised the island, the Dodo became their main source of food. Today it's an extinct...

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How a sickening 'casting couch' experience led The Clean Collective to defy Silicon Valley

How a sickening 'casting couch' experience led The Clean Collective to defy Silicon Valley

When co-founder of The Clean Collective Charlie Thompson (pictured) told me about her experience with venture capitalists in Silicon Valley my first reaction was "that still happens?". In retrospect, that reaction was incredibly naïve, but I am certain there are others who would react in a simliar way; people who are unfami...

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GO1 secures new global HQ

GO1 secures new global HQ

Online education and training aggregators GO1 have set up their brand-new global headquarters in Logan, Queensland. The business, co-founded by young entrepreneurs Vu Tran (pictured) and Andrew Barnes, offers more than 45,000 training courses online form a range of different education content providers. Tran says running his globally ...

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National Veterinary Care to acquire procurement business

National Veterinary Care to acquire procurement business

Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Tomas Steenackers' (pictured) listed National Veterinary Care (ASX: NVL) has announced the acquisition of a new business. NVL expects to complete the $5 million acquisition of the 'veterinary procurement business' by 30 September 2019. The acquisition will complement its exist...

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Gilmour Space Tech counts down to momentous rocket launch

Gilmour Space Tech counts down to momentous rocket launch

The final frontier is just the beginning for the stargazers at Gilmour Space Technologies. During the week which coincidentally marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Gilmour Space Technologies (GST) celebrates its own history-making moment. The Gold Coast-based rocket engineering company yesterday completed the final ...

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Futurist Chris Riddell: Is your business a rainforest or a banana plantation?

Futurist Chris Riddell: Is your business a rainforest or a banana plantation?

The internet of things (IoT) and augmented intelligence are set to overhaul the way we live, but in this new and sometimes scary world it is the startups that will have the edge. Futurist Chris Riddell made this assertion during a presentation recently at Gold Coast Business Week, highlighting the companies with the best chance of success...

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Myriota the first locals to sign with the Australian Space Agency

Myriota the first locals to sign with the Australian Space Agency

Space and technology startup Myriota is the first Australian company to sign with the Australian Space Agency (ASA) as a strategic partner. The Adelaide-based company, residing in the new Lot Fourteen startup precinct, is the first Australian startup to partner with ASA, joining international giants like Boeing who signed an agreement wit...

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A Perfect Stay goes boutique in Melbourne

A Perfect Stay goes boutique in Melbourne

Since 2004 husband and wife founders of A Perfect Stay, Sonya and Garth Brien, have operated in Byron Bay and South East Queensland. But their ambitions are bold and the team have looked south for expansion. The duo have acquired Melbourne-based Boutique Stays, adding 65 properties to A Perfect Stay's existing network, bringing its to...

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How an Australian fashion startup became a viral sensation

How an Australian fashion startup became a viral sensation

Success sometimes comes from the strangest places. In fashion,most of the time it isn't what's being worn but who wears it. And when a brilliant garment and a fiery personality collide, that's when sparks fly for fashion startups. No one knows this better than the two founders of Bianca and Bridgett - Bianca and Bridgett R...

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Shark Tank sharks will shine at Gold Coast Way Ahead

Shark Tank sharks will shine at Gold Coast Way Ahead

Some of the country's most successful investors, thought leaders and innovators will steal the spotlight at Gold Coast Business Week 2019. Almost every local entrepreneur worth their salt will be involved during the week either as panellists, VIPs, guest speakers, event hosts or attendees. Not least of which is a trio of sharks wh...

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Removify was Nick Bell's startup itch that needed to be scratched

Removify was Nick Bell's startup itch that needed to be scratched

Removify is helping businesses remove unwanted and fake online reviews and content with a 'no win, no fee' business model. Nick Bell (pictured) could easily have been forgiven for taking a break from the business world following his $39 million sale of WME Group to Melbourne IT (ASX:MLB) in 2017. But Bell couldn't kee...

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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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