Australians startups taking business to the next level

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Small business, big ideas. These Australian startups are capturing the world’s attention with their inventive products, from drones and headphones to transport apps and home medical kits.


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Matthew Sweeny, CEO Flirtey
Class: business-style
Flirtey: The rise of the drones...
When the first legal drone delivery on United States’ soil took place experts hailed it as a ‘Kitty Hawk moment’. This giant leap forward for the commercial drone industry was engineered by a start-up helmed by a 27-year-old Australian.
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Melanie Perkins
Class: design-style
Designing a revolutionary canvas
Discover how Melanie Perkins turned her startup Canva into a company worth nearly half a billion dollars.
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Jessica Wilson
Class: business-style
Stashd: A one-stop shopping app for global fashion
A simple swipe to the right on a smartphone is connecting Chinese millennials with high-quality fashion brands from around the world, thanks to a young Australian entrepreneur and Chinese e-commerce giant Tencent.
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TripGo
Class: business-style
Road to Rio: Australian app helps Olympic visitors get around Rio
Claus von Hessberg is driven by a vision of a greener transport future. His company SkedGo develops innovative transport apps such as RioGo - specifically designed for visitors attending the 2016 Rio Olympics. The service platform upon which his apps are based could transform travel as we know it.
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Flow Hive inventors Cedar Anderson (left) and his father, Stuart
Class: business-style
Flow Hive: Honey on tap
A beehive that makes honey available on tap has captured the public’s imagination and set a crowdfunding record by raising more than US$12 million. Father-and-son inventors Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who suddenly have an international business to run, hope that bees, and the environment, will also benefit from their invention.
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Nura CEO and Co-founder Kyle Slater
Class: technology-style
Nura headphones: Changing the way the world hears
Australian technology startup Nura is changing how you hear. Its innovative headphone design adapts sound specifically to your ears to create a crystal-clear audio experience.
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Jon Soong Co-founder Makers Empire
Class: technology-style
3D printing – preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow
Australian startup Makers Empire has created what is being billed as the world’s easiest-to-use 3D printing software. The learning program has been picked up by schools across Australia, the US, Hong Kong and China that are recognising the important role the technology will play in the future.
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CliniCloud Founders Dr.Hon Weng Chong and Dr. Andrew Lin
Class: technology-style
MEDTECH STARTUP TURNS HOME INTO MEDICAL CLINIC
A world-first connected medical kit featuring a digital stethoscope and non-contact thermometer invented by two Australian doctors could revolutionise home-based treatments and save healthcare systems around the world billions of dollars.
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