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

Four startup lessons and other (not so trivial) bits of wisdom

11:53PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Robert Krigsman

We moved our boutique advisory practice to Melbourne’s CBD in July this year. Here are four essential observations from the experience.

 | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Robert Krigsman

Appee helps app developers engage with their users

11:38PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Kye White

As the number of people using mobile apps continues to rise, so too does the amount of tools available to the developers that build them.

 | Start-up Profiles

Meet the startup trying to create the Spotify for media content

11:16PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup inkl is the latest attempt to solve one of the media industry’s biggest problems – how to make people pay for online content.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Online and email marketing  | Technology  | Social media  | Start-up Profiles

Bigcommerce raises $50 million in Series D funding led by SoftBank Capital

11:56PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | StartupSmart

Australian startup Bigcommerce, the ecommerce platform of choice for fast-growing brands, has announced it has raised $50 million in Series D funding.

 | Growth

Canva launches design marketplace

11:06PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Kye White

Design startup Canva has launched a marketplace that will allow professional graphic designers to contribute layouts and earn royalties every time their designs are purchased.

 | Growth Strategy

Startup Victoria celebrates its six-month Anniversary as 'above all human' conference approaches

11:23PM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Many lessons have been learnt in the six months since Startup Victoria launched, as Melbourne prepares for a national tech innovation conference called Above All Human.

 | Growth