Not just a nice-to-have: Girl Geek Academy’s CEO on why more women in Stem is good for society

Sarah Moran, Co-founder & CEO, Girl Geek Academy

The long-term solution to women being underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) lies in fostering gender equality in the classroom, according to Sarah Moran, co-founder and CEO of social impact business Girl Geek Academy.   The Melbourne-based marketer, unapologetic geek and “Let’s Talk…” contributor spoke to Dynamic Business about the barriers women face… Continue reading Not just a nice-to-have: Girl Geek Academy’s CEO on why more women in Stem is good for society

To win over customers, embrace technology that puts them at the heart of your business

The world is in midst of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, an era characterised by an avalanche of digital innovations changing what customers expect from businesses. In the realm of small business, operators are having to embrace technologies like the cloud, social, mobile, and artificial intelligence (AI) to find, win and retain today’s consumers –more connected… Continue reading To win over customers, embrace technology that puts them at the heart of your business

Meet the designer duo combatting cultural cringe with their ‘no BS’ stock photo library

Kassandra Hunt and Claire Bonner, Co-founders of Austockphoto

When local companies rely on imported imagery to speak to “the world’s best BS detectors” (i.e. Australian consumers) they risk eroding their brand loyalty and support, warn the designers behind stock photography startup Austockphoto. Co-founded by Claire Bonnor and Kassandra Hunt, the entrepreneurial duo behind Sydney-based design agency Boheem, Austockphoto is a stock photography library… Continue reading Meet the designer duo combatting cultural cringe with their ‘no BS’ stock photo library

Athena raises $15m in Series A funding to disrupt the $1.7 trillion home loan market

Nathan Walsh (CEO) and Michael Starkey (COO), co-founders of Athena

Fintech startup Athena Home Loans has raised $15 million in Series A funding from Macquarie Bank, Square Peg Capital and Apex Capital for its cloud-native digital mortgage platform.  Athena, which previously raised $3 million in seed funding from Macquarie, Apex and Rice Warner, was launched in June 2017 by ex-bankers Nathan Walsh (CEO) and Michael… Continue reading Athena raises $15m in Series A funding to disrupt the $1.7 trillion home loan market

Let’s Talk: The Federal Budget

In this article, we look at the key take-aways from this year’s Federal Budget for Australia’s small businesses and startups. In addition, readers will discover how dozens of thought leaders responded to this week’s “Let’s Talk…” question, which asked them to weigh-in on the budget – was it a win for businesses, a missed opportunity…… Continue reading Let’s Talk: The Federal Budget

Federal Budget: startup wish list, part three

Ahead of tonight’s Federal Budget announcement, startups have urged the Turnbull Government to facilitate better access to finance for small businesses, extend the instant asset tax write-off scheme, better support startups with global ambitions, implement sharing economy regulations, expand the R&D tax incentive and incentivise early stage investments. Beau Bertoli (Prospa), Tim Bos (ShareRing), Mike… Continue reading Federal Budget: startup wish list, part three

Is your business the victim of cryptojacking?

Cryptojacking – where cybercriminals hijack CPU power and electricity from unsuspecting computer users to mine cryptocurrencies – can cripple a company’s network, increasing their costs and reducing productivity, warns Fernando Serto, Head of Security Technology and Strategy at Akamai Technologies (APAC). “The idea behind crypto mining on end user devices was originally conceived as a… Continue reading Is your business the victim of cryptojacking?

Australia’s Outstanding LGBTI Leaders revealed

Deloitte and Google Australia have released their Outstanding 50 LGBTI Leaders list for 2018 to promote workplace inclusion and role models for LGBTI workers. The 2018 list comprises public figures across the corporate and public sectors, politicians, government officials, and business people from small, medium and large companies. There are 24 women and 26 men on… Continue reading Australia’s Outstanding LGBTI Leaders revealed

Federal Budget: startup wish list, part two

Ahead of the 2018-19 Federal Budget, which will be released on Tuesday (8 May), Dynamic Business spoke to a cohort of business leaders about the measures they hope to see from the Turnbull Government. In this article, the second in a two-parter, Julius Wei (BMYG), James Lynch (CastleCoin), Michael Jankie (PoweredLocal), Trevor Townsend (Startup BootCamp),… Continue reading Federal Budget: startup wish list, part two