Energy and natural resources sector ripe for startup innovation

7:13PM | Thursday, 30 July 2015 | Sarah Coleman

When it comes to innovation I often use the quote, sometimes attributed to Einstein, that “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result”.


THE NEWS WRAP: Facebook beats second quarter predictions

7:42AM | Thursday, 30 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Despite rumours that it’s only used by embarrassing parents nowadays, Facebook has beaten financial predictions for the second quarter.

 | Growth

Spring it on – festival celebrates all things startup

7:10PM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startup Spring, a three-week nationwide festival aiming to get Australians interested in startups and entrepreneurialism, will be returning for a third year in September.

 | Business advice and education

Preparation, practice and persistence – the perfect pitch recipe

7:54PM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Kye White

Edrolo co-founders were very, very green when they started out, but they've learned a lot since then and they're not green anymore.

 | Business advice and education

Brisbane YC startup GO1 raises $1 million from Tank Stream Ventures and Steve Baxter

7:44PM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

It’s been a big couple of months for Brisbane employee training startup GO1, which has just closed $US1 million, as it works towards graduating Y Combinator’s summer program.

 | Start-up Profiles

THE NEWS WRAP: Taxi commissioner investigating Uber admits to using Uber

7:46AM | Wednesday, 29 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Taxi Services Commission employee who is part of the push in Melbourne to regulate Uber has admitted to indulging in the ride-sharing startup in his private time.

 | Growth

Making sure co-founders have a vested interest

7:57PM | Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Brad Vinning

Are you about to form a new startup with a co-founder and wondering how you can make sure that both founders remain committed in the formative years?

 | Growth Strategy

Aussie cities tumble down ecosystem rankings

7:12PM | Tuesday, 28 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Sydney is now at 16th on the 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings, falling four places from 2012, while Melbourne has dropped out of the top 20 completely.

 | Growth Strategy

Labor vows to listen to wise startup advice

7:03PM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Labor has committed to establishing an advisory board for entrepreneurial issues as part of a series of commitments on startups and innovation.

 | Growth Strategy

New push for entrepreneurship visa

7:19PM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Kye White

StartupAUS is turning its attention to policy measures that it believes can strengthen Australia’s startup ecosystem, starting with entrepreneurship visas.

 | Growth Strategy

Chasing the 'silver sliver': making sure innovation doesn't slip through our fingers

7:54PM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Elizabeth Webster

There are some widely-agreed facts regarding the current world economy, but how is Australia positioned to respond in a way that takes advantage of these trends?

 | Growth Strategy

THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter now deleting stolen jokes

7:32AM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

In good news for those who are protective over a good pun, Twitter now seems to be taking action to remove plagiarised tweets.

 | Growth

CSIRO plan on the right track, but don’t rely on research organisations to produce startups: Baxter

7:58AM | Monday, 27 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Investor and entrepreneur Steve Baxter says Australia needs to move away from the idea that tech startups emerge from research.

 | Growth Strategy

Fitness pass startup KFit gets ready for expansion after closing $3.25 million funding round led by Sequoia

7:49PM | Friday, 24 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Asia-Pacific KFit closes $3.25 million in funding as the subscription-based gym services market becomes increasingly oversaturated in Australia.

 | Growth Strategy

The seven innovation megatrends that Australia’s prosperity depends on: CSIRO report

7:50PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | StartupSmart

The CSIRO asked more than 7000 creative, customers, experts, and the public to help identify what megatrends should guide Australia’s innovation agenda.

 | Innovation

“We can, we must, do better”: CSIRO report highlights innovation inefficiency as roadblock to growth

7:21PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new CSIRO report has highlighted Australia’s poor innovation efficiency and research-business collaboration as major roadblocks to entrepreneurial innovation.

 | Growth Strategy

Divvy partners with GoGet to motor ahead in the park and share space

7:11PM | Thursday, 23 July 2015 | Kye White

Parking finder startup Divvy has partnered with car sharing platform GoGet, opening up more customers for both and working towards their combined goal of making transport more efficient.

 | Growth Strategy

Beanhunter partners with Uber on the hunt for good coffee

7:32PM | Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Melbourne-based café discovery startup Beanhunter is partnering with Uber to help users get to and from their favourite coffee places.

 | Growth Strategy

Bushwalker’s conservation startup helps nature lovers see the rare plants for the bush

7:56PM | Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

An avid bushwalker’s conservation mapping startup has helped to nearly double the ACT’s rare plant records, with a new app now allowing the platform to expand across Australia.

 | How I did it

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple reports record profits

7:36AM | Wednesday, 22 July 2015 | Denham Sadler

Apple has released its third quarter financial results, reporting record revenue of $49.6 billion with a net profit of $10.7 billion.

 | Growth