Canberra co-working space Entry29 hosted the city’s first commercially-focused hackathon recently, with over 50 entrepreneurs gathering for 32 hours to code and launch new online products or services.
Seven entrepreneurs have this week graduated from the Sydney chapter of international accelerator Founder Institute, barely a third of those that started the program.
Incubate, a start-up accelerator program launched and piloted by Sydney University, has announced its first partnership with Adelaide University set to run an Incubate program from January 2014.
Australia’s first online equity crowdfunding platform to channel investment into start-ups has been launched.
Popular social enterprise coding start-up Code for America has launched an Australian branch in Melbourne, with the local co-founders beginning conversations with a couple of local councils.
Email marketing software firm Vero is heading into its second year of operation committed to continuing its 20% month-on-month revenue growth target, but co-founder Chris Hexton it gets harder for businesses to grow as they get bigger.
One of the first regional accelerator programs for tech entrepreneurs based in Australia and Asia, the Venture.tec accelerator, will launch in early 2014.
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Jeremy Bogan is $20,000 into a $250,000 Kickstarter campaign to commercialise his prototype of the vtalk desk phone.
Online pet products retailer Paws for Life has closed their series A funding round with a $1.5 million investment from Blue Sky Alternative Investments.
CoinJar, a Melbourne-based bitcoin exchange and payment system, has raised $500,000 in seed funding from a range of individual investors and the Blackbird Ventures seed fund.
When investment tool SelfWealth went looking to raise around $3 million to bring its information technology in-house, it considered but then rejected accessing venture capital sources.
If you lack the cash to pay the talent you need, shares in your company may be one of the few assets you have.
Australian mobile engagement company Mnet is offering $13,500 in prizes at its Bring Your Own Code hackathon competition in Sydney next week.
Early stage venture capital investment has boomed globally over the past five years, according to investment tracking group Preqin, but follow-up series A funding has dropped slightly.
Airtasker, an online marketplace for outsourcing short-term jobs, has closed a $2 million funding round with Exto Partners, BridgeLane Capital and a range of private equity investors.
As the Australian start-up scene takes off, entrepreneurial-friendly capital markets are evolving with strategic entrepreneurs best positioned to take advantage of the rapidly blossoming opportunities.
Managing investors, especially major corporate ones can be a challenge for emerging businesses, but start-up veteran Mick Liubinskas says any concerns he may have had about Telstra reaching out to start-ups have been assuaged.
The ANZ Innovyz Start program will launch its first accelerator program in Sydney for three to five start-ups, in tandem with the fourth intake of the Adelaide program.
Melbourne-based software start-up IntelligenceBank has today announced it has closed its second seed funding round with an initial investment of $1.1 million with an option for up to $2 million.
Decentralised virtual currency bitcoin hit a record high overnight, breaking through the $US500 barrier. At 9.20 AEST, it had climbed to $US520.