According to Paul Graham, investor and founder of Y Combinator, the best way to get a winning business idea is to not think of any. Instead, you should be looking at which problems you can solve.
It is a crying shame that some people in the local start-up community think playing on a world stage means a brain drain for Australia. If they used their own brain, they might see it's not a choice of Australia or Silicon Valley but rather Australia and Silicon Valley.
When it comes to learning on the job, lessons aren’t confined to those who want to boost their chances of a promotion. Aspiring start-ups can also glean the skills they need to embark on the path to entrepreneurship.
Some of Australia’s leading start-up entrepreneurs have made an appearance onto this year’s BRW Young Rich list, with the tech and retail sectors well represented.
We've bootstrapped Shoes of Prey to date but we've been exploring the possibility of raising capital to help accelerate our growth.
We all love a list, whether it is a rich list or a list of the best companies to work for.
The business world has been abuzz with talk of a second dotcom bubble, fuelled by the huge public debut by LinkedIn last week.
James Packer is reportedly planning to pour $40 million into daily deals and group buying site Catch of the Day, suggesting tech companies are the current flavour for large investors.
Mark Harbottle happily admits he’s a “start-up guy”. The co-founder of SitePoint and 99Designs may not be steeped in the pinstripe and spreadsheet CEO culture, but he can be relied upon to come up with a sector-defining online idea.