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Why ‘manageerists’, not managers, are the scum of the Earth

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Why ‘manageerists’, not managers, are the scum of the Earth

Yours truly is a gentle soul. There is only a small handful of things that cause the Taskmaster any distress. (Of course, by “handful”, I’m assuming here you’re a giant.)

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Xero’s Rod Drury tells how to negotiate failure into success

Failure is not the first word that comes to mind when looking at the career of Rod Drury, co-founder of online accounting software company Xero. But like many entrepreneurs before him, failure led him to his success.

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Toowoomba hosting its first Startup Weekend: The challenges of building an ecosystem in regional Australia

Toowoomba hosting its first Startup Weekend: The challenges of building an ecosystem in regional Australia

Friday, 17 October 2014 04:10 | by Andrew Sadauskas

The regional city of Toowoomba, in Queensland’s Darling Downs region, is set to host its first Startup Weekend event as its local startup ecosystem gathers momentum.

She Makes event set to boost local maker community by getting more women involved

She Makes event set to boost local maker community by getting more women involved

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 01:31 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Girl Geek Academy is preparing for She Makes, Australia’s first maker faire specifically designed for women, following the success of Australia’s first all-female hackathon in March.

Marketing

Australian online fashion startup cottons on to global market with $1.1 million seed funding round

Australian online fashion startup cottons on to global market with $1.1 million seed funding round

Friday, 17 October 2014 06:21 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Australian online fashion brand GRANA has just closed a $1.1 million seed financing round from Bluebell Group and a group of respected strategic and angel investors in Australia and Hong Kong.

Restaurant owners get a chance to respond quickly to bad reviews with new app

Restaurant owners get a chance to respond quickly to bad reviews with new app

Tuesday, 14 October 2014 04:28 | by Kye White

SayBack gives businesses the tools to monitor what’s been said about them online, and respond before too much damage is done to their brands.

Technology

Australian tech company taking market by storm, files for IPO

Australian tech company taking market by storm, files for IPO

Friday, 17 October 2014 05:26 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Aeeris, the company that operates Australia’s only national location-based weather and hazards early warning service, is seeking to raise $6 million through an initial public offering (IPO) on the ASX.

ScriptRock cofounder tells entrepreneurs to “have an open mind” at startup events as Tech23 approaches

ScriptRock cofounder tells entrepreneurs to “have an open mind” at startup events as Tech23 approaches

Friday, 17 October 2014 04:28 | by Andrew Sadauskas

The cofounder of Australian IT DevOps company ScriptRock, Mike Baukes, says an open mind is the key to getting the most out of startup events such as Tech23, which can be an important networking opportunity for emerging entrepreneurs.

Financing A Business

The $100 million boost to the Australian startup economy

The $100 million boost to the Australian startup economy

Monday, 20 October 2014 03:02 | by Kye White

Venture capital firm OneVentures has announced the first close on its Innovation and Growth Fund II, which is set to inject $100 million into the Australian Series B and Series C venture capital landscape.

Rich Listers back app to the tune of $5 million to take on taxi industry

Rich Listers back app to the tune of $5 million to take on taxi industry

Monday, 20 October 2014 02:51 | by Broede Carmody

A taxi booking app backed by the likes of Paul Bassat and James Packer has raised around $5 million over the weekend in a bid to further disrupt Australia’s $5.4 billion taxi industry.

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