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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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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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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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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