The online, instant loan market heats up with another player

10:17AM | Thursday, 23 October 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne startup Moula has developed an online loan platform that helps small businesses get loans approved quickly.

Start-up Profiles

What do I need to do to claim the R&D tax incentive?

10:37PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Melanie Reen

If you are an Australian company eligible to pay tax, and you are manufacturing or developing new or improved technical services, then you may be eligible to make a claim for the R&D tax incentive.

 | Growth  | Tax

Bigcommerce signs deal with Alibaba

10:02PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian startup Bigcommerce has signed a lucrative partnership with one of the world’s largest e-commerce platforms, Alibaba.

 | Growth

Meet the startup about to make your mobile expense claims a lot easier

10:10PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Kye White

Tracking mobile and data usage for expense claims is about to get easier, thanks to Perth-based startup Mobilyser.

 | Innovation

The competitiveness agenda is a good start – but is it already too late?

10:30PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Alex Malley

The federal government’s new Industry and Competitiveness Agenda is a welcome initiative on a critical issue for the nation.

 | Growth

Consumer-to-consumer bitcoin exchange launches

10:20PM | Wednesday, 22 October 2014 | Kye White

A new consumer-to-consumer bitcoin exchange has launched, looking to take advantage of the vulnerability of exchanges that sell directly to users, caused by the Australian Tax Office’s decision to treat bitcoin as property.

 | Growth  | Innovation

Put yourself in the path of change

10:18PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | Kye White

Innovation is putting yourself in the path of change, according to startup academic Jerome Engel. He believes those best placed to do that are the young, and Australia needs to do all it can to encourage young people to become entrepreneurs.

 | Innovation

Electric skateboard gets ready to shred off-road

10:03PM | Tuesday, 21 October 2014 | Kye White

Snowboarders no longer need to head to the snowfields to get their fix. BajaBoard allows boarders to “carve up” grassy hills.

 | Start-up Profiles

Fintech startups need better help, not necessarily less regulation

10:54PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | Kye White

Australia needs to better support early stage fintech ventures because they cater to the nation’s later stage strengths, according to the head of fintech accelerator AWI Ventures, Toby Heap.

 | Start-up Profiles

Rotten Tomatoes for financial planners

10:48PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | Kye White

Adviser Ratings, a platform that lets users review their financial planners has launched, hoping to rebuild consumers’ faith in the sector.

 | Start-up Profiles

Startup gets ready to bin paper-based permission slips for schools

10:41PM | Monday, 20 October 2014 | Kye White

Every parent of school-aged children is familiar with the dreaded permission slip.

 | Growth  | Start-up Profiles

Australian online fashion startup cottons on to global market with $1.1 million seed funding round

10:21PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian online fashion brand GRANA has just closed a $1.1 million seed financing round from Bluebell Group and a group of respected strategic and angel investors in Australia and Hong Kong.

 | Marketing  | Growth  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Online and email marketing  | Sales

Australian tech company taking market by storm, files for IPO

10:26PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Aeeris, the company that operates Australia’s only national location-based weather and hazards early warning service, is seeking to raise $6 million through an initial public offering (IPO) on the ASX.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

ScriptRock cofounder tells entrepreneurs to “have an open mind” at startup events as Tech23 approaches

10:28PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The cofounder of Australian IT DevOps company ScriptRock, Mike Baukes, says an open mind is the key to getting the most out of startup events such as Tech23, which can be an important networking opportunity for emerging entrepreneurs.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Toowoomba hosting its first Startup Weekend: The challenges of building an ecosystem in regional Australia

10:10PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The regional city of Toowoomba, in Queensland’s Darling Downs region, is set to host its first Startup Weekend event as its local startup ecosystem gathers momentum.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology

Next gen 3D simulations are virtually a reality

10:17PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | StartupSmart

Manufacturers will be able to create faster and more accurate 3D simulations of their factory production lines thanks to next generation developments to handheld 3D laser mapping technology, Zebedee.

 | Growth

The story of Edrolo

10:06PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Niki Scevak

The three founders of Edrolo – Ben, Jeremy and Duncan – left jobs at Google and Goldman Sachs to pursue their passion. They believed that great teachers should reach audiences of tens of thousands of students, not the few that could cram into a single classroom.

 | Growth  | Start-up Profiles

The Arcade opens its doors for a day to aspiring game developers

10:11PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Kye White

The Melbourne-based co-working space for game developers, The Arcade, is opening to the public for the first time at the end of the month.

 | Growth

Collaboration app wants to get people working on the same page

10:54PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Kye White

Blrt is a communication and collaboration app available on iOS and Android that allows users to talk, point and draw over websites, images, and documents.

 | Growth

Four health tech startup competition finalists take home a $10,000 prize, as local sector gains critical mass

10:37PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The four finalists for the inaugural Janssen Health and Technology Challenge (HaTCH) have been named, with one of the judges saying Melbourne, in particular, is close to developing “a critical mass of ideas”.

 | Growth  | Innovation  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Technology  | IT