Investors hop into Heaps Normal’s capital raising
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Canberra start-up Heaps Normal has hit the big time, with the team just clinching an $8.5 million investment. The brewers led a Series A funding round and within a week had successfully snapped up high profile investors like Who Gives A Crap CEO and founder Simon Griffiths, managing partner of Athletic VC Matt de Boer, and executive director of Tripple Bec...
Local Spirit Distillery dream comes true for bouyant bartender Ben
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He got the taste for distilling as a young bartender, and for the past five years, Ben Osborne has been working towards his dream of starting his own distillery in Canberra. That dream has been realised. The founder of Canberra's Local Spirit Group, Ben started "gypsy distilling" at other distilleries after hours when he concluded he had no chance of obtaining...
Canberra Business Chamber announces annual results and new board members
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Four new board members were appointed at the Canberra Business Chamber annual general meeting held on 29 November. In a tough year for ACT businesses, the Chamber maintained steady membership numbers after growing by 20 per cent in 2020. The Chamber reported an operating surplus and the launch of new services for members. "In a difficult year like 2021, more than...
Inquiry into contentious ChooseCBR scheme inconclusive
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An inquiry into the efficiency and effectiveness of the ChooseCBR voucher scheme has revealed that while there were some faults in its management, it was overall an effective way to have stimulated the ACT's post-lockdown economy. While the review noted that had more assessment of the web-based application been undertaken, technical issues may have been unearthed, it later conceded this...
Canberra company Racing and Sports makes successful debut on ASX
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Canberra-based company Racing and Sports has had a successful listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), with shares climbing 6.6 per cent following the company’s $29 million initial public offering (IPO). Listing as RAS Technology (RTH) on 23 November, 2021, Racing and Sports, the holding company’s main subsidiary, is a technology, data, digital and media company that services the global...
Spotlight shines on Aero Group young gun accountant Justin Wong
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It's no wonder the founder of Aero Group, Justin Wong, is in the running for three Accountants Daily 30 Under 30 awards. He's a BAS and company tax agent, and is well credentialed from the University of Canberra (Bachelor of Philosophy in Finance, with First Class Honours). The 29-year-old entrepreneur is also the co-president of the soon-to-be-launched Australia Malaysia Business Council ACT...
Canberra law firm recognised for explosive growth and people-centric workplace
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A Canberra law firm has recently been named as one of Australia's fastest growing and most people-centric law firms in two separate lists by Australasian Lawyer magazine. In this year's 'Fast Firms' report, Australasian Lawyer honours the 15 law firms that showed the highest degree of resilience and momentum during the challenging COVID-19 period. Chamberlains Law Firm has been named in third...
Online event to showcase Canberra’s brightest innovators from the past 12 months
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As another year draws to a close, it's high time to look back over the past 12 months and acknowledge the local entrepreneurs who have woken up with a bright idea and set about making it happen. On 1 December, 2021, Canberra Innovation Network (CBRIN) will host its annual Innovation Showcase, celebrating the people, ideas and industries that help make...
Artificial intelligence technology a game-changer for strata management
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If you own or are renting in some Canberra strata complexes and your tap starts leaking, chances are your calls for help will be assisted by an artificial intelligence system that will send a plumber straight out to fix it. A new state-of-the-art process automation system is now taking care of the more tedious and repetitive tasks of building management...
From Binalong, a lifesaver of a service
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It was at last year's Stromlo Running Festival in Canberra when Ryan Deale heard his team was dealing with a seriously ill patient. The founder of Get First Aid, the business Ryan runs from his Binalong home which provides medical services at major events, turned up to see his team in control, tending to the patient expertly. "I just stood...
At Independent Property Group, guest speakers, bingo and baking challenges kept the lockdown blues at bay
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While many of us struggled through another long day of working from home and dull daily Zoom meetings, one ACT employer was beating the lockdown blues by staging a massive line-up of virtual events and activities to keep staff motivated, entertained and connected. Once the office doors closed, a whole new world of opportunity opened up for the team at...
We can control our destiny, says top Indigenous businesswoman in Canberra
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Be resilient, tenacious, learn, grow and accept challenges as they arise – that's the message from Melissa Lacey, who has just been named Canberra's Indigenous Business Woman of the Year. Founder of the ACT's only all-female Indigenous information and communications technology (ICT) and recruitment company, Point River Networks (PRN), Melissa received the honour at the 2021 Rubik3 Canberra Women in Business...
Phishing, flubots and Nigerian princes: how to avoid online banking scams
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You've probably heard the theory that people are the weakest link when it comes to cybersecurity, and that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. However, the reality is that scams are getting increasingly sophisticated, and more people from all ages and walks of life are falling prey. Director of the UNSW Institute for Cyber Security,...
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