Start-ups are receiving mixed messages from the major banks about whether they'll receive recent RBA rate cuts.
Incubator program Startmate will return with a vengeance in 2013, doubling its investment to $50,000 per start-up and extending the program to five months, two of which will be spent in Silicon Valley.
A Melbourne entrepreneur has launched a campaign to raise $1 million in funding for a recycling project that won the recent Social Startup 48 event.
An events management and marketing company has launched Australia’s largest ever crowdfunding campaign, attempting to raise $1.2 million on iPledg.
A prominent Australian entrepreneur has called for a domestic television series on start-ups, following TV mogul Simon Cowell’s launch of an X Factor-inspired show for tech entrepreneurs in the UK.
Nick Reade is balancing his role as general manager of small business banking at ANZ with investments in start-ups. In his own words, here’s how he manages it. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
A growing number of Australian entrepreneurs are raising capital through crowdfunding websites. Here’s a look at some local entrepreneurs who have raised thousands. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Start-ups have an opportunity to learn the secrets of successful crowdfunding campaigns at an event next month, as the method grows in popularity as a way to raise finance.
Seek co-founder Paul Bassat has flagged his intention to do private equity deals in the media and technology sectors, having already set up an early stage investment fund earlier this year.
A city council in Victoria is offering start-ups grants of up to $10,000 in a bid to boost the region’s business sector, as councils across the country ramp up their support for start-ups.
A liquidator has been appointed to the company behind the Bean Bar coffee shop franchise.
Venture capital firms are too focused on funding “network users” such as mobile apps rather than the networks themselves, according to a new report.
Woolworths has offloaded non-core retail chain Dick Smith to a private equity firm.
Federal small business minister Brendan O’Connor has said that the government is analysing overseas examples to find a solution to the funding problems faced by small businesses at the hands of Australia’s “risk adverse” banks.
US-based crowdfunding platform GoFundMe is looking to accelerate its growth with a new partner program, amid reports it is currently raising about $3 million in campaigns every month.
Companies run by young entrepreneurs are more likely to make a profit than those run by older business owners, new research shows, although a lack of industry knowledge remains a major roadblock for tyros.
Clean tech start-up Brisbane Materials, which has emerged from research commercialisation firm UniQuest, has closed a $5 million Series A funding round as it seeks to scale up its R&D, manufacturing and marketing both domestically and overseas.
The UK government has pledged to create a bank for small business lending, despite predictions the country could be set for a bigger budget deficit than Greece or Spain next year.
The University of Sydney Union has launched a development program in the hope of identifying high-potential start-ups on campus, securing entrepreneur Matt Barrie as a mentor.
Entrepreneurial convention TiECon Sydney has launched a “25 words or less” competition, offering the winner a two-hour timeslot at its conference, as Australian start-ups vie for prizes in increasingly unusual ways.