An Australian start-up that developed a solution to diagnose childhood pneumonia has won a $75,000 grant after being named the runner-up of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program.
Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm will contribute $US100,000 to the prize pool of the upcoming oZAPP Awards, which are aimed at emerging Australian app developers, taking the total up to $300,000.
There has been a seachange in how Australian VC firms view start-ups. The reasons behind this change hold vital insights for start-ups looking for finance. BY MAHESH SHARMA.
COSBOA has fought back against claims made by its former chairman, Ken Phillips, that the organisation is controlled by tobacco companies.
Another European funding avenue for tech start-ups has opened up, with Startupbootcamp Amsterdam offering teams €15,000 in seed funding and the opportunity to pitch for more.
Earlier today, Taskmaster Enterprises received an email purportedly coming from one of the big four banks. For good reason, Old Taskmaster was wary.
Valar Ventures, a fund backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, has joined another firm to invest an additional US$49 million into cloud-based start-up Xero.
The director of Sydney clean tech start-up enLighten has outlined some key tips for companies doing business in the United States, after attending the Cleantech Open Global Forum.
Start-ups should respond to skepticism systematically and be prepared for a fight from the very beginning, says Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who has shared his thoughts on entrepreneurship.
Israeli company MyHeritage has acquired long-term rival Geni.com after raising $25 million in new funding, as the genealogy industry continues to grow both overseas and in Australia.
The Australian Bankers Association is under pressure to adopt a small business banking code of conduct or face new regulations.
Financial services start-up Moneysoft, which has been backed by Sydney incubator BlueChilli, plans to ramp up its presence in the Australian market after closing its third round of funding, bringing the total capital raised to $660,000.
Residents of one ritzy Melbourne suburb are Australia’s highest wage earners, taking home an average income of $132,252.
Customers don’t care how bad your day has been; what they care about is good service.
Confidence appears to be slowly seeping back into Australia’s small business sector, with a sunnier outlook on sales and profitability starting to take hold, according to new figures.
A so-called ‘open source’ Melbourne-based incubator is set to launch in February, aiming its sights at early-stage technology start-ups that are looking to work on undeveloped ideas.
US incubator Y Combinator has reduced its investment amount from $150,000 to $80,000, underlining the plummeting cost of starting a business, especially in the tech sector.
A new initiative called Crowd Valley says it wants to increase the level of democracy in the crowdfunding market, potentially offering a new path to funding for Australian start-ups.
Start-ups have until Friday to enter GE’s ecoimagination Challenge for low carbon solutions, which, in addition to prize money, will see entrants gain access to a $10 million investment fund.
Australia’s venture capital industry experienced an increase in both investment value and volume in the 2012 financial year as a result of the growing start-up scene, according to a new survey