Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Airtasker crowns top taskers in inaugural Airtasker Awards Program

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Local-services marketplace Airtasker has today unveiled the winners of its inaugural Airtasker Awards Program, a new initiative recognising and rewarding skilled Aussies who went above and beyond to deliver outstanding service throughout a challenging 2021. 2021 was a year of growth for the flexible economy. The Airtasker community grew by 13% as Aussies embraced new ways of working1 and, as lockdowns began to ease across the country in October 2021, Airtasker witnessed a significant 34% uplift in monthly Tasker registrations.

WLA renews grants for Aboriginal and Torres Strait leadership development

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For a fifth straight year, Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) has renewed attendance grants to support leadership development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia. Valued at over $60,000 in total, the grants will be offered to current and aspiring women leaders to attend a national series of Symposium events focused on the experiences of women in the contemporary workforce. There are a total of 32 attendance tickets on offer for the ‘in-person’ Symposiums and 18 tickets available for the online Symposium. 

Millionaire entrepreneurs support startups with mentorship program

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Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a peer-to-peer entrepreneur network of more than 16,500 like-minded leaders across 60 countries worldwide, are piloting a volunteer based 360 mentorship program to support the growth of local community startups. The 360 Mentorship Program Pilot is running in Melbourne, with future plans to roll it out nationwide.

MiamiWeb3 taps DeFiDAONews as its co-host to bolster Web3 adoption

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MiamiWeb3 Summit, the institutional Web3 conference taking place from 28th – 30th of November 2022, announces DeFiDAONews as co-host. By co-hosting MiamiWeb3, DeFiDAONews will use their experience and expertise in media, event content and marketing, to boost exposure of the event while fostering sustainable institutional growth of Web3.

AWS now receiving applications for the Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch and call for applications for the Clean Energy Accelerator 3.0, a high-pace, non-equity dilutive accelerator designed to facilitate partnerships with mature startups developing breakthrough clean energy technologies. The opening of the Clean Energy Accelerator was announced by Kara Hurst, Vice President of Worldwide Sustainability at Amazon, during a session at the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on November 10. Inaugurated in 2021, the accelerator was AWS’s first accelerator program focused on fostering innovation and rapid growth of clean energy tech, which is needed to address the global climate crisis.

Recruitable launched to revolutionise employment for people with disability

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Randstad, the world’s largest recruiter, has partnered with Get Skilled Access, founded by multiple Wheelchair Tennis Grand Slam Champion, Paralympian, disability advocate and 2022 Australian of the Year, Dylan Alcott AO, to launch Recruitable - a ground-breaking mainstream recruitment program to transform employment opportunities for people with disability.

Online Retailer casts new conference for digital transformation in B2B

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The B2B market is antiquated, lagging behind the B2C market by at least 10 to 12 years when it comes to eCommerce and digital transformations. Though a costly and time-consuming process, digital transformation for B2B is vital for the future.

Wolters Kluwer FRR to host CFO Roundtable discussion in Sydney

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Wolters Kluwer Finance, Risk & Regulatory Reporting (FRR) presents a CFO Roundtable discussion for finance leaders and other senior decision makers in banking and financial services that explores the future of regulatory compliance in banking and how organizations can leverage technology to augment data governance and risk analysis capabilities.

The Tokushima Prefectural Govt casts online forum on ethical consumption

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The Consumer Policy Department of the Tokushima Prefectural Govt is promoting initiatives for consumer administration and education in cooperation with the Consumer Affairs Agency’s Strategic Headquarters for Frontiers of Consumer Policy, an agency established in Tokushima Prefecture as Japan's hub for policy development and international operations.

Avanade to create over 100 jobs with launch of Adelaide Engineering Hub

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Avanade announced the launch of its new Engineering Hub in Adelaide, signaling the firm’s increased investment in South Australia. Focused on rapid delivery of Microsoft technology solutions, the Adelaide Engineering Hub is the first of its kind for Avanade in Australia and has already created 50 jobs, with plans to double this number over the next 12 months.