Archive for June, 2013

MEDICATIONS APP AIMS TO MAKE PHARMA EASY FOR FAMILIES

A new pharmacy-focused app has been launched on the market aimed at helping parents to manage both the prescription and non-prescription medications of the whole family. The PharmaEasy app for the iPhone and iPad has been designed as a simple to use app to manage the family’s medications. Designed by Albert Thammavong and his Canberra-based company Mobiletainer, the […]

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It’s time to get “good crazy”: Top five tips for start-ups from incoming NICTA new ventures director Andrew Stead

Entrepreneurial dynamo Andrew Stead has been named director of new ventures for information technology research centre National ICT Australia (NICTA) and given StartupSmart his top five tips for start-ups. Before stepping into the role, Stead was the founder of Australia’s first clean-tech seed incubator and business development director at tech accelerator ATP Innovations. He also co-founded early stage […]

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WellDoc’s BlueStar secures first mobile health reimbursement

Last August — almost a year ago now — The New York Times reported that two insurers had agreed to pay $100 a monthin reimbursement for use of WellDoc’s mobile-enabled diabetes management program. The report, which sourced WellDoc’s president Anand Iyer as its source, expected the payers to begin supporting the “mobile integrated therapy” in early […]

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Family Caregivers are Wired for Health

39% of U.S. adults are caregivers and many navigate health care with the help of technology Four in ten adults in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues, up from 30% in 2010. Caring for a loved one is an activity that cuts across most demographic groups, but is […]

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5 LESSONS EVERY STARTUP FOUNDER SHOULD LEARN

With thanks:  Francine Hardaway / FastCompany Your idea is probably not new There are very few new ideas. Whatever idea you have come up with, someone else is already working on it, because most ideas and companies emerge from the zeitgeist or the climate of ideas we live in. And even the “newest” technologies have […]

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Eight start-ups selected for Slingshot’s regional tech accelerator program in the Newcastle

A mine operations planning system, online music community and news recommendation program are among eight start-ups to have been selected to take part in the first-ever intake for the Newcastle-based Slingshot Accelerator program. Trent Bagnell, one of the co-founders of the program, told StartupSmart the team’s focus was on quality founders who would build sizable […]

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Apple gets tough on medication dosage apps

Apple’s review process for the apps angling to get into the AppStore has long been a pain point for developers. This week physician-led medical app review site iMedicalApps pointed out that a number of medical app developers have received rejection notices from Apple because they included medication dosage information in their app, and Apple says […]

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Wearable Technologies: $570M Raised by More Than 30 Venture Capital-backed Companies

While Jawbone and GoPro account for the majority of funding to wearable tech, venture investors are still warming up to new companies in the market. In their previous research brief on the Internet of Things (IoT), CB Insights explained that venture investors have poured close to $752M into companies that provide technologies that connect to […]

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Ignition Labs, accelerating Australia’s health and medical technology startups. Apply now!

Ignition Labs announces the launch of it’s 2013 program today, set to ignite the medical and health startup scene. Ignitions Labs, an accelerator for early stage niche technologies, is taking applications for its highly competitive, intensive business development program. The team is looking for five health and medical technology startups that will make a positive […]

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