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Lifting the curtain on an electronic future of flying taxis and AI kitty litter

A mesmerising look into a future that includes flying electric taxis, bigger TVs with startling options, washing machines that can detect different fabrics and alter its cycles accordingly and an electric bike that can travel on water.

Bushfires take top spot on Google information searches

Raging bushfires that took lives and caused a billion dollars in damages as they horrifically scorched the face of Australia for decades to come, dominated searches on Google in 2019.

AI promotes more sweeping changes at supermarkets as check-outs replaced

Artificial intelligence is poised to make even more sweeping changes to already disrupted supermarket business principles in Australia, including reducing the number of check-outs, and using phone apps to charge customers when they take products from shelves.

The new on-demand transport for the elderly and disabled

Clive and Alison Vaz were driven by personal experience when they decided to create an on-demand transport service for the elderly, those with a disability and those in care.

Charitable merger hopes to reap new rewards

A newly announced merger between Good2Give and ShareGift Australia has the potential to release millions of previously under-utilised share capital to charities.

E-scooter start-up looking for fast route into Sydney

Singapore e-scooter start-up Neuron Mobility has put the brake on an immediate entry into the Sydney market despite setting up agencies in Auckland, Darwin and Brisbane.

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StartCon 2019: Wrap Up

On Friday 22nd November and Saturday 23rd November, Australia’s best and brightest gathered for StartCon, the nation’s largest startup and growth convention.

StartCon 2019: Fred Schebesta interview

Fred Schebesta, CEO and Co-Founder of Finder.com shares his ambitious plans for Finder.com to move into the Open Banking space and discusses what the future holds for cash currency in Australia.

StartCon 2019: Dr Christyl Johnson interview

NASA Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments, Dr Christyl Johnson reveals NASA’s exciting plans for a 2024 space mission, where Perth mining technology is key.

StartCon 2019: Lucy Lin interview

Lucy Lin, CMO and Founder of Forestlyn is passionate about ethical AI.

StartCon 2019: Craig Rees

Airwallex Head Engineer, Craig Rees feels that the future of Fintech in Australia is global.

StartCon 2019: Dan Lok interview

Renowned entrepreneur Dan Lok, founder of Closers.com shares his top tips for those looking to enter the digital marketing space and reveals how businesses can be innovative among a cluttered marketing environment. 

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Liam Scanlan from Eat Your Water

Liam has been named one of the top 50 people in e-commerce in the whole of Australia.

Susan Anderson – Anderson on her Uber rating, the future of mobility, and road pricing

Adrian and Ilya talk with the General Manger of Uber Australia and New Zealand, Susan Anderson about her Uber rating, how the rider sharing platform has stayed ahead in the Australian market, and her reflections on the future of mobility and road pricing.

What Happens When a Billion Indians Finally Get Online?

The spread of internet-connected smartphones in India is upending everything from jobs and marriage to politics and education.

The Future of Financial Services

In this episode with the Chair and CEO of the Ontario Securities Commission, Maureen Jensen and ASIC Executive Director (Markets) Greg Yanco explore digitisation, changing consumer expectations,…

How to survive digital disruption

MIT Three big points

While digital disruption may seem like a technology problem, it’s really a people problem.

David Jones – Lessons from an Australian Unicorn Exit

Today’s guest is David Jones, founder of Threatmetrix the Unicorn Australian company that many of you probably have never heard of, that very quietly sold last year to UK based Relx for $850 million USD (>$1b AUD).

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Aussie company DigitalMaas rockets into the rankings as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Asia Pacific region

Australian digital marketing company DigitalMaas has rocketed onto the Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM Asia Pacific rankings for 2019 after reporting a growth of 235 per cent over three years

Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar keynote speaker at seminar

Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar, one of the most sought-after entrepreneurs in Australia, will be a featured speaker at this year’s Spark Festival.

The backroads of artificial intelligence and its challenge

Artificial Intelligence is seen as both a solution to intractable problems and a major challenge to social, political and economic life.

Building a brand just as important as building a business

Join Principals strategy director, Moensie Rossier as she shares her thoughts on how to build a brand, not just a business. 

The next seat: Bringing women into the start-up boardroom

Recruiting the wide-ranging list of diversely talented women for advisory or boardroom roles will be the theme when three promising start-ups publicly reveal their potential during the Spark Festival.

Incubate demo day: a launch pad to reach the stars

INCUBATE is the award-winning university startup accelerator founded by the University of Sydney Union.