Australian platform linking students and social enterprises is heading to Washington, thanks to 1776

11:18PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A platform that connects university students with project-based internships from social enterprises and charities has been named among the four Australian startups set to participate in the 1776 Challenge Festival next year.

Growth  | Technology

Successful crowdfunding campaign speaks volumes about suitcase soundsystems

11:16PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Forget about vinyl – the next big thing among audiophiles could be suitcases reinvented as speakers, with a Melbourne-based startup raising $17,370 for the devices (against a target of $16,000) in just days on Pozible.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Australian taxi-booking startup calls for urgent summit over UberX uncertainty

11:56PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The chief executive and co-founder of taxi-booking app goCatch, Ned Moorfield, is calling for an urgent summit of transport ministers over the UberX ride-sharing service.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

The 3D revolution is upon us – and designers need better protection

11:19PM | Friday, 28 November 2014 | Tyrone Berger

3D printing is predicted to transform the business landscape of design-led innovation. But how well protected are Australian designs from unauthorised use?

 | Growth

Young Aussies make their mark at San Francisco’s startup weekend

11:32PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Six of the young Queenslanders taking part in the Startup Catalyst mission to Silicon Valley have found themselves in the top three teams of San Francisco’s Startup Weekend.

 | Growth

What to do when your biggest friend is also a foe – a lesson from Mozilla

11:25PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mozilla's choice of Yahoo! over Google is a case study for what to do if your biggest customer becomes a competitor.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management

Victorian game studio Hipster Whale scores hit with retro game-inspired Crossy Road

11:23PM | Thursday, 27 November 2014 | Kye White

It took just 12 weeks for Victorian game studio Hipster Whale to develop Crossy Road, a free mobile game which is currently sitting at number one in the Australian iPad App Store.

 | Start-up Profiles

Play games, earn rice for the poor: JellyChip’s plan to disrupt charity sector

11:07PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne-based startup JellyChip wants to “gamify social good”, and early next month it will be launching a closed beta for its market research platform.

 | Growth Strategy

New web series to uncover the secrets of Melbourne’s successful startups

11:44PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new web series has launched with the aim of lifting the lid on Melbourne’s growing startup scene

 | Start-up Profiles

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple hits record market cap with $US700 billion valuation

11:25AM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Kye White

Apple shares reached another major financial milestone overnight, crossing the $US700 billion ($820 million) market capitalization threshold shortly after Wall Street trading began.

 | Growth

Your small business or multinational corporation is not a startup

11:30PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Taskmaster

Your humble correspondent noticed a new coffee shop had just opened up on the main street of Parts Unknown. While toiling away at frothing a skinny soy cappuccino, the barista claimed he was running a startup.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Innovation

Why innovation needs to be more than just a buzzword

11:46PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Kate Eriksson

Increasingly, we're seeing more businesses and organisations of all sizes value the importance of innovation.

 | Innovation

How a T-shirt can help build a team

11:08PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Kye White

Education marketplace startup WeTeachMe had a secret weapon when it came to building trust and a sense of ownership with its virtual team – T-shirts.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Blood in the water? App developer alleges WA government jumped the shark and stole his idea

11:48PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Perth app developer alleges Western Australia’s Department of Fisheries stole the idea behind his shark alert app, with the state government interpreting the allegations as a legal threat.

 | Growth  | Technology

Government report identifies six disruptive tech trends to watch

11:37PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mobile messaging apps such as Whatsapp are killing traditional text messages while multi-screening is going mainstream, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

Would you pay to cuddle someone? Meet the growing number of hugging-based businesses

11:47PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Matchmakers and hook-up apps beware: friendly cuddles from strangers could be the next big thing.

 | Growth

Queensland app allows organisations to provide effective work performance feedback

11:39PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sunshine Coast startup is leveraging mobile technology to make it easier for supervisors to assess an employee’s workplace performance.

 | Growth

Startup Weekend Australia gains new sponsorship and launches platform, making events easier to organise

11:34PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Startup Weekend Australia has launched a new national platform and announced a sponsorship from Intuit QuickBooks Online at an event held last Thursday at Sydney’s Tank Stream Labs.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Should Australian schools be doing more to teach students how to code?

11:27PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

It is widely recognised that Australia needs to train up a generation of tech-skilled entrepreneurs to prepare us for the future.

 | Growth

Top tips for startup success in 2015

11:09PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Nicolette Maury

With Startup Weekend’s first ever national launch event set for 20 November 2014, Intuit Australia has developed a range of tips to help local innovators succeed in their entrepreneurial journeys in 2015.

 | Growth