7 Things We Learned in a Startup Accelerator

Guest post by Andrea Martins, Co-Founder GreenSocks Six months ago, Richard Eastes and I were working hard in our Uber-for-lawn-mowing startup GreenSocks when we got news that we were one of five teams accepted into Brisbane’s inaugural muru-D/River City Labs startup accelerator program. We were thrilled at the $20,000 cash injection and stoked that the…

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Meet DesktopSimple - App delivery as-a-service that just makes sense

Guest post by Timothy Mukaibo – Founder DesktopSimple It’s been said that some of the best startups and technologies are invented by a founder wishing to solve their own problem; “necessity being the mother of innovation”, and all that. A few years ago I was a technical consultant on various large-scale Windows desktop migration projects….

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Your Top 3 Must-Haves for Remote Field Mobility

Guest post by Tania Walter, Founder and CEO Obzervr My last couple of Posts have focused on Mobility the last of which focused on what CIO’s will be focusing on in 2016. Advancements in mobile technology have allowed many industries worldwide to benefit from incredible productivity increases. The Field Service industry has seen early adoption….

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What do we mean by ‘disruption’?

Guest post by Tania Walter, Founder and CEO Obzervr Everyone seems to be doing it – disrupting! What do we actually mean by ‘disruption’ and in particular ‘digital disruption’? Put simply, digital disruption is the change that occurs when new digital technologies and business models affect the value proposition of existing goods and services. The…

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What you can learn from my Start-up

Guest post by Tania Walter, Founder and CEO Obzervr I wrote recently about why I started Obzervr. It wasn’t my first business but it was my first foray into commercialising a technology product. Women tend to be underrepresented throughout the Tech sector. They are less so within the Resources sector (Mining, Gas & Oil) which…

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Will 2016 be the Year of ‘Mobility’?

Guest post by Tania Walter, Founder and CEO Obzervr I’m really looking forward to 2016! After a well-deserved break, I can’t wait to get my teeth into the New Year. 2015 was a great year for Obzervr and me. That well-deserved break will be on the back of some really hard work and the trials…

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Will Australian CIO’s lead Digital Transformation in 2016?

Guest post by Tania Walter, Founder and CEO Obzervr “Leading businesses must shift to platform thinking in terms of their business models, delivery mechanisms, talent and leadership, in order to survive and thrive” according to a global survey of CIOs by Gartner. These findings were presented by Analysts at the Gartner 2016 CIO Agenda at…

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Meet groupPOP and find out how you can find new friends in your local area

Guest post by Dom, Founder Forte Code Pty Ltd https://www.grouppop.com GroupPOP is a new mobile application for iPhone and Android that uses the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. GroupPOP is a place to chat with local people who have like-minded interests.  Start chatting and making new friends in your local area, whether it be at a…

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Meet Process PA - Support that is always available. Simple, quick, compliant running of your P&C or P&F.

Guest post by Matthew Rowan, CEO and founder of ProcessPa 1. Why are you building this startup? What does it do?I am building this startup because there needs to be an easier way for volunteer organisations to manage documents, governance and their volunteer workforces tasks. Currently there is no online platform dedicated to the specific…

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Microsoft Ventures launches two new Seattle-based accelerator programs

Two new Seattle-based accelerator programs have been announced and the application window for global start-ups is now open!    Microsoft Ventures Launches Digital Work Accelerator in Seattle The Digital Work accelerator is intended to support startups building scalable productivity applications, cloud-centric software platforms and enterprise-grade solutions to help people get more done.   Global start-ups may…

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