Woolworths taps SendFX to power international money transfers

Woolworths taps SendFX to power international money transfers

SendFX has been selected by Woolworths's Employees Credit Union to offer members preferential exchange rates and an improved digital offering for international money transfers. The partnership is not just a win for the Young Entrepreneur Award-winning founders of SendFX Ian Cragg and Paul Billing (pictured), but a boon for the members...

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Wallabies Captain Michael Hooper named global brand ambassador for Bondi Vite

Wallabies Captain Michael Hooper named global brand ambassador for Bondi Vite

A producer of vitamins for professional and everyday athletes Bondi Vite has named Captain of the Wallabies Michael Hooper (pictured) as its global brand ambassador. The Sydney-based company, founded by former professional rugby player Damien Fitzpatrick, says Hooper's status as one of Australia's leading sportspeople was in perfe...

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Brisbane tech startup accepted into exclusive US accelerator program

Brisbane tech startup accepted into exclusive US accelerator program

A startup behind an AI-based IT support platform is one of seven companies from around the globe accepted into an exclusive US-based business accelerator program. Brisbane-based TRIBU, a fresh startup from the minds behind CROFTi, beat out thousands of applicants to be accepted into the LAUNCH Accelerator. LAUNCH is a 14-week program ...

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New workforce management tool to help employers support staff health and wellbeing

New workforce management tool to help employers support staff health and wellbeing

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced business owners to truly understand the importance of employee health and wellbeing; just one employee contracting the coronavirus could spell disaster for many businesses. And while instructing employees to work from home allows companies to mitigate the threat of an outbreak at the office, the mental hea...

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Australia's top 20 cannabis companies

Australia's top 20 cannabis companies

Let's not beat around the bush. The last 12 months have been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for cannabis investors, as oversupply and quality problems in North America sent shares in the industry plunging and dragged ASX-listed stocks down with them. In this list, last year's number one Elixinol is now in 13th position. Cre...

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MooGoo continues UK expansion with Holland & Barrett deal

MooGoo continues UK expansion with Holland & Barrett deal

Gold Coast-based skincare brand MooGoo has launched into 550 Holland & Barrett stores in the UK as online sales rise during COVID-19 lockdowns. Holland & Barrett is a major multi-national operator of health food shops and has been performing well during the COVID-19 pandemic, with online sales reportedly up 300 to 400 per cent acr...

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P4 Group and Ruby Communications merge to form powerhouse agency

P4 Group and Ruby Communications merge to form powerhouse agency

Two of Queensland's award-winning communications consultancies have joined forces to become one of the State's largest privately owned integrated agencies. P4 Group has acquired Ruby Communications, bolstering the company's service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder e...

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Remote working revolution sees Canva valuation hit US$6 billion

Remote working revolution sees Canva valuation hit US$6 billion

Australian online design platform Canva is now worth US$6 billion (AUD$8.7 billion) after completing a US$60 million funding raise. The valuation is up from US$3.2 billion, with the company attributing the lift to its growing prominence as a workplace collaboration platform and strong user growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. More tha...

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CitrusAd doubles revenue during COVID-19 online shopping boom

CitrusAd doubles revenue during COVID-19 online shopping boom

Australian digital ad platform CitrusAd has been turbocharged by the surge in online shopping resulting from COVID-19 restrictions, doubling its revenue and securing five new major international retail clients. The company, co-founded by entrepreneur and former AFL player Brad Moran (pictured), has signed five new international clients in...

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iVvy co-founder James Greig launches Wildflower Gin distillery

iVvy co-founder James Greig launches Wildflower Gin distillery

What began as a passion project with a brief stint as a hand sanitiser is now a fully fledged gin distillery in production. Founded by Gold Coast-based serial entrepreneur James Greig (pictured), the distillery Wildflower Gin was unveiled this week to the delight of gin obsessives. On paper the decision by a tech entrepreneur to launc...

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Integrity Food Co to launch vegan range as sales skyrocket

Integrity Food Co to launch vegan range as sales skyrocket

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown many businesses out of whack. Disruption to supply chains, bricks-and-mortar retailers closing for weeks, and the implementation of COVIDSafe business practices have all been costly. But in this new economy there are some businesses that are not only surviving but thriving. Heading into the pandemi...

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Gilmour Space Technologies to develop rockets for the Defence Force

Gilmour Space Technologies to develop rockets for the Defence Force

Gold Coast space-tech company Gilmour Space Technologies has penned an R&D agreement with the Federal Government today. The new partnership between Defence Science and Technology and Gilmour Space will see the two research defence-related technologies including propulsion, materials and avionics technologies. The research will the...

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COVID-19 challenges fail to stifle success for Made With Plants

COVID-19 challenges fail to stifle success for Made With Plants

An Australian vegan brand has found success on the shelves of Woolworths despite having the odds stacked against it. Made From Plants took advantage of heightened demand for plant-based protein products during the COVID-19 pandemic, launching a new and improved range. It feels counterintuitive to launch a brand new line of products in...

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Tammy Hembrow's latest clothing range for kids sells out in two minutes

Tammy Hembrow's latest clothing range for kids sells out in two minutes

Influencer, fitness guru, fashion designer and entrepreneur Tammy Hembrow (pictured right) is, by now, quite used to her fashion collections selling out. But surely even she was surprised to learn that her first children's clothing line called Saski Mini sold out in just two minutes when it launched yesterday. Hembrow's first ...

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Malcolm Turnbull joins Myriota's $28 million funding round

Malcolm Turnbull joins Myriota's $28 million funding round

Satellite connectivity innovators Myriota have completed a $28 million Series B funding round backed by high-profile investors including former Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull. The Adelaide-based Internet of Things (IoT) company has now raised more than $50 million from its Series A and B funding rounds collectively enabling ...

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The best entrepreneurial decision I ever made

The best entrepreneurial decision I ever made

The entrepreneurial journey can be a lonely road. In my own experience, I found that at times the entrepreneurial drive and commitment could be all encompassing. It's quite easy to get caught up in your own head or, worse yet, limited by your own (tunnel) vision.  As an ambitious business owner, I knew that I wanted to te...

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Brisbane entrepreneur's AI eyeball a sight to behold

Brisbane entrepreneur's AI eyeball a sight to behold

The human eye is a marvel of evolution. We can differentiate approximately 10 million different colours, we can see the light of a candle up to 22 kilometres away in the right conditions, and they are the most active muscles in our body. But like every other part of our build, the human eye has its limits. If there's anything ...

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Outland Denim is helping end modern slavery one thread at a time

Outland Denim is helping end modern slavery one thread at a time

For Outland Denim founder James Bartle (pictured), business is personal. While travelling in East Asia Bartle saw a young girl for sale, and it's a sight that has stuck with him ever since. His experience inspired him to establish his Gold Coast-based fashion business he hopes will make a difference to the estimated 40.3 mill...

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Could this startup's drone technology revive bushfire-ravaged Australia?

Could this startup's drone technology revive bushfire-ravaged Australia?

From creating hyper-detailed maps to delivering burritos and online shopping orders, companies are finding myriad ways to modify drone technology into commercial products. But this latest use of the tech could prove fruitful for bushfire affected communities and Australia's natural world as the country comes to terms with the destruct...

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Workout queen Ashy Bines launches activewear collection

Workout queen Ashy Bines launches activewear collection

Influencers and activewear fit together like quinoa and kale, but Ashy Bines promises that her new fashion line is different from the rest. Called 'BASELINE by Ashy Bines' the brand is set to go on sale on February 26, pushing the entrepreneur, personal trainer and influencer in a brand new direction. "I live in activewea...

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