How a Sydney startup turns cold call first-time users into repeat customers

Listening closely to its users’ concerns and problems has helped a Sydney startup to gain strong traction in Sydney and prepare to expand nationally...
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How the Shoes of Prey founders hire their best employees and the biggest mistakes...

Shoes of Prey co-founder Michael Fox says he personally rejected two of the Australian startup’s best employees.   In an AMA run by Blackbird Ventures, the...
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Why innovation policy struggles to move from rhetoric to reality and what needs to...

By Anne-Marie Elias   The last six months has seen a boom of ideas, announcements and hype about innovation, but now it’s time to move from...
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Whatever Flotes your boat: Life lessons from a serial Australian entrepreneur

A Queensland entrepreneur who created a floating share market for boat hire says failure is a crucial part of the startup journey. Flote founder Jonathan...
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Why the future will be built on open data

  By Rikke Duus, UCL and Mike Cooray, Hult International Business School Data has the power to revolutionise and disrupt the way societies are governed. None...
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Five ways to raise money for your brilliant app idea

By Dennis Benjamin Having a great app idea is only half the battle. Eventually you’ll need to find the money to make it a reality....
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Australia’s new chief scientist Alan Finkel on the importance of STEM and being a...

By Tim Dean, The Conversation   Dr Alan Finkel took over as Australia’s new Chief Scientist on January 25 this year. He is a respected neuroscientist, engineer,...
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Welcome to the new StartupSmart

After several months of analysing anonymised data, conceptualising, designing and building our new StartupSmart, we’ve moved in. Just like Uber, we’ve had a complete design...
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The three things these Aussie entrepreneurs learnt from Richard Branson after visiting his private...

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Two Australian entrepreneurs say they have learned three key things during their time with Richard Branson and two visits to the influential entrepreneur’s private...

Sh*t Startups Say

Cringe-worthy quotes from your boss about ‘hustling faster’. Walking into the kitchen and seeing your workmate sporting a ombre man-bun. Baz the startup unicorn wants you to confess.

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“We do aesthetics
- we don’t know how to code."

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