Health techs first up for industry-focused Innovyz accelerator programs

2:55PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Adelaide-based international business accelerator Innovyz has opened applications to the first of its industry-focused nine-month Innovation programs, with applications now open for high growth businesses in the health tech sector.

Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Video recruitment platform could put an end to phone interviews

2:11PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

A Sydney startup hopes to make the recruitment process easier by eliminating phone interviews and replacing them with video.

 | Growth

High-flying Simon Hackett-backed aviation app wins industry award and major defence contract

2:11PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

AvSoft Australia has taken out Australia’s top prize for civil aviation innovation, with the electronic flight bag app also winning a major contract with the Australian Army.

 | Growth  | Technology

A case of pay to (Google) Play? Android app store getting paid search ads

2:05PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google has announced it is going to begin introducing paid search results for apps into its Google Play app store, with the news drawing a mixed reaction from Australian app developers.

 | Growth  | Technology

Online craft marketplace gets a handy $25,000 funding boost QUT Creative Enterprise Australia

2:45PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Handkrafted, the online marketplace that allows people to buy custom-made items from craftspeople and artisans, has attracted $25,000 in seed funding from QUT Creative Enterprise Australia.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Smartwatches to give IoT startups a leg-up

2:44PM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

The growing popularity of smartwatches will help raise public awareness of internet-connected devices in the home, car and workplace, according to the founder of car monitoring startup GoFar.

 | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Half a million customers in, Nitro gets set to build a smart documents platform

2:29PM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Kye White

Nitro has signed up its 500,000th business customer as it begins to switch its focus to building a smart documents platform.

 | Start-up Profiles

No more waiting in queues if AirService has its way

2:04PM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Sydney-based startup AirService is helping businesses do away with queues.

 | Start-up Profiles

Driver fatigue on the radar as Aussie startup partners with NSW Roads and Maritime Services

2:57PM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Two Australian startups have partnered with a government department to develop an app to help reduce road fatalities.

 | Start-up Profiles

Daggy lanyards get the flick as wearable device startup Lifeable teams with Pause Fest

2:50PM | Thursday, 26 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup focusing on wearable technology has announced a partnership with next year’s Pause Fest in order to streamline the event experience for attendees.

 | Start-up Profiles

Work out your core skills and let partnerships help you grow, says Moshcam chair

2:00PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian startups should more readily form partnerships with other companies in order to keep focusing on what they do best, according to the chair of streaming service Moshcam.

 | Growth Strategy

Pub session leads to Class idea

2:49PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Kye White

About halfway through the 2014 AngelCube program, Sam Lee and Mark Robinson realised their startup idea wasn’t viable.

 | How I did it

Are you making these five common website mistakes?

2:36PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

Have you set up your website business but don’t seem to have the sales or conversions you thought you should? Do you wonder what makes people buy from other sites?

 | Business advice and education

Getting your startup listed on Product Hunt: Tips from Speedlancer founder Adam Stone

2:27PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Getting your startup listed on Product Hunt is incredibly difficult but there are a few ways to increase your chances of success, according to the founder of Speedlancer.

 | Growth Strategy

Sydney co-working space rebrands to attract entrepreneurs under 28

2:08PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney will soon see a co-working space dedicated to people under the age of 28.

 | Innovation

Xero raises $140 million to fund US and UK growth

2:44AM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Kye White

New Zealand cloud accounting software company Xero has announced a capital raise from American venture capital firms Accel Partners and Matrix Capital Management.

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Reddit cracks down on nude photos

2:23AM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Popular social network Reddit is cracking down on users posting photos and videos of people naked or engaged in sex acts who have not given their prior consent.

 | Growth

Robotic arm Jeva developed by Melbourne startup set to help people with a disability

2:01PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

A Melbourne-based startup is working towards developing a robotic arm that will help people with limited upper mobility in their day-to-day tasks.

 | Start-up Profiles

Appster launches high school course to find the developers of tomorrow

2:30PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne startup Appster is partnering up with the Department of Education in Tasmania and New Town High School in Hobart to create a new course designed to teach students the foundations of coding and app creation.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Business advice and education

Five social media startups to watch in 2015

2:48PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Think Australia is lacking social media startups? Think again.

 | Growth