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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

Space treaties are a challenge to launching small satellites in orbit

4:07PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Steven Freeland

Until recently the idea of launching a satellite into space was an expensive business and the preserve of governments, international space organisations and multi-million dollar companies.

 | Growth

Temple and Webster takes out Best Startup prize at the 2015 StartupSmart Awards

4:44AM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | StartupSmart

Online retailer Temple and Webster has been named StartupSmart’s Best Startup at the 2015 StartupSmart Awards, thanks to strong customer acquisition and ability to scale.

 | Growth

99designs gets set for Asian expansion with $US10 million Series B funding

4:45AM | Thursday, 16 April 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne design marketplace startup 99designs has closed a $US10 million Series B round, led by Japan’s Recruit Strategic Partners, which will support the startup’s expansion into Asia.

 | Growth

Finalists in Startup Hero category shine through with big ideas

4:32PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | StartupSmart

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa is just one of the problems being tackled by the finalists in the Startup Hero Category at tonight’s StartupSmart Awards.

 | Start-up Profiles

500 startups’ AgFunder uniting a fragmented marketplace

4:06PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

AgFunder, part of 500 Startups’ 12th batch, wants to make it easier for agricultural technology startups to source funding.

 | Growth

Startups need to sell more than a product

4:59PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Startups need to do more than just sell products, according to the founder of an online marketplace shortlisted for the 2015 StartupSmart Awards.

 | Growth Strategy

What you need to know about Australia’s changing media landscape

4:49PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | Michelle Gamble

New consumer behaviour is changing the way brands, advertisers and other stakeholders prioritise in terms of ad spending.

 | Growth

Crowdfunding could be a simple way to pay for science research

4:35PM | Wednesday, 15 April 2015 | Maksym Sich

Crowdfunding may be the best way to meet the costs of scientific research and garner greater awareness of scientific priorities.

 | Growth  | Technology

Want to share a lift to work? This Perth startup is here to help

4:54PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

A new ridesharing service has launched in Western Australia with the aim of pairing up people who regularly drive along a similar route.

 | Start-up Profiles

Simply magic what YourButler can do

4:34PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | Kye White

Last month, just as US “anything you want” startup Magic announced it had raised $US12 million from Sequoia Capital, Perth startup YourButler launched, promising the same service in Australia.

 | Start-up Profiles
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