Australian startup wins an award for its augmented reality soundscapes

4:20PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

An innovative augmented reality app called Arboretum, which overlays location-aware soundscapes over the National Arboretum, has been named as one of the joint winners of NICTA’s Digital Canberra Challenge.

Growth  | Technology

Why everyone should watch Shark Tank

4:57PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | Daniel May

Not watching Shark Tank? Here's why you should reconsider.

 | Growth

Airbnb will only be “a small part of” the tourism industry, claims Flight Centre executive

4:27PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A senior Flight Centre executive has dismissed Uber and Airbnb, claiming the services will only “be a small part of the [tourism] industry”.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology

Newly launched Apple Watch poses unique challenges for app developers

4:53PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

With the Apple Watch having now officially launched in Australia, developers and businesses releasing apps for the platform are describing a number of unique challenges posed by the device.

 | Growth  | Technology

Shark Tank judge Naomi Simson: The one way to keep the passion alive in your business

4:51PM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | Eloise Keating

The life of an entrepreneur can be a gruelling one, with little down time and the weight of a company’s success or failure resting on your shoulders.

 | Growth

No more science fiction: 3D holographic images

4:34AM | Friday, 24 April 2015 | Min Gu and Xiangping Li

Three dimensional holographic images and floating displays outside a screen have long been a favourite of science fiction movies such as the rescue message carried by R2-D2 in Star Wars.

 | Growth

Publishing startup Tablo rolls out analytics feature for authors

4:40PM | Thursday, 23 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne publishing startup Tablo has rolled out a new analytics program to help authors understand who is engaging with their work.

 | Growth

Big Apple beckons for Aussie 3D printing startup with visions of making truly wearable tech

4:35PM | Thursday, 23 April 2015 | Kye White

Brisbane-founded 3D printing startup Cartesian Co, a recent graduate of American accelerator Techstars, has relocated to the United States as it works towards making truly wearable technology.

 | Start-up Profiles

This Aussie startup wants to stop drivers looking at their phone while they’re behind the wheel

4:06PM | Thursday, 23 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian voice recognition startup is looking to reduce driver distractions and make it safer for people to receive calls and texts while behind the wheel.

 | Start-up Profiles

Find a “shitty old dirty industry”, then disrupt: US VCs tell startups at Slush Down Under

4:37PM | Wednesday, 22 April 2015 | Kye White

Australian entrepreneurs should target “dirty old industries” and those sectors the subject of American hubris, according to a number of American venture capitalists.

 | Growth

Unpaid internships a thing of the past for Sydney startup Buziebee

4:11PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Buziebee has developed a platform that allows businesses to post projects and then allows students and graduates to apply to complete those projects.

 | Start-up Profiles

Why raising 'unicorns' requires the right startup ecosystem: Crossroads report

4:10PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australia needs to create an environment that is conducive to growing billion-dollar startups if the ecosystem is to reach its full potential, according to the 2015 Crossroads report.

 | Growth

This Brisbane startup wants to make it easier for travellers to meet one another

4:48PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Queensland startup is looking to help travel bugs find and connect with other travellers and attend local events or simply catch up for a drink.

 | Start-up Profiles

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber facing court action for discriminating against the blind

4:30AM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | StartupSmart

Uber will have to defend itself against a lawsuit which claims the company is discriminating against the blind by refusing to transport guide dogs.

 | Growth

Taxi booking app goCatch weighs up offers from potential buyers

4:04PM | Monday, 20 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Taxi booking app goCatch has appointed Pitt Capital Partners to advise them about a potential buy-out following the startup’s $5 million raise last year.

 | Sell a business

Sharks circle in on ridesharing safety fears

4:48PM | Monday, 20 April 2015 | Kye White

Oliver Du Rieu, the founder of Melbourne-based La Mule, was confronted with the safety concerns all transportation network startups must grapple with when pitching on Channel 10’s Shark Tank.

 | Start-up Profiles

Regional Queensland startups get a boost with ilab roadshow visits, Mentor Blaze coming to Cairns and Townsville

4:19PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Entrepreneurs in regional Queensland are set to receive a boost, with ilab planning a series of Regional Startup Roadshow seminars in Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Maryborough, while Mentor Blaze events will run in Cairns and Townsville on the same day as Brisbane.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth

Space, the final (hackathon) frontier: Australian entrepreneurs encouraged to boldly go where no startup has gone before

4:50PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The 2015 SpaceApps Challenge Adelaide, a space-themed hackathon organised by NASA, has highlighted the growing potential of Australian space exploration startups.

 | Growth  | Innovation  | Technology

The health tech revolution will be televised: New accelerator offers $40,000 and broadcasting services

4:29PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new virtual accelerator program focusing on health tech startups is offering $40,000 in broadcast time and services in exchange for 7% equity, with the possibility of a further $40,000 cash in exchange for another 7% in equity.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth

Shift to online music underscores power of a handful of tech giants

4:27PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Noah Askin, Dean Pierides and Joeri Mol

Digital music downloads and online streaming sales have now overtaken sales of CDs and records for the first time, underscoring just how fundamentally the internet has changed the way we consume.

 | Growth