Australian innovation: Three stereotypes we need to turn upside down

10:05PM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Kate Eriksson

Stimulating startups, innovation and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) is critical for Australia’s economy. But we need to challenge some of our beliefs about who can and can't do these things.


She Makes event set to boost local maker community by getting more women involved

10:31AM | Tuesday, 7 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Girl Geek Academy is preparing for She Makes, Australia’s first maker faire specifically designed for women, following the success of Australia’s first all-female hackathon in March.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology  | IT  | Business advice and education

iDcare launched to help victims of identity fraud

10:54PM | Monday, 6 October 2014 | StartupSmart

Australia now has its own national identity theft support service in the form of iDcare, a toll-free anonymous telephone service that offers people practical response plans following an event that threatens their personal information.

 | Start-up Profiles

Product management without the budget

10:26AM | Monday, 6 October 2014 | Francisco Trindade

Living the life of an early stage startup has its challenges. One of the main ones has to be how to evolve and grow a product without much money.

 | Innovation

Healthy growth: Victorian health tech sector to be represented in state government delegation to the US

10:19PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Two emerging Victorian health tech and biotechnology companies and a NICTA research program will be part of a state government delegation travelling to the US for Chicago’s AdvaMed 2014 conference.

 | Marketing  | Growth  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Government and Regulation

National security on the agenda as Senate inquiry into bitcoin announces terms of reference

10:10PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Senate Economics References Committee has released its terms of reference for its inquiry into bitcoin, with incorporating “digital currencies into Australia‘s national security framework” on the agenda.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

“Blow their minds”: Applications open for speakers for Australia’s first national PHP web developer conference

10:55PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The organiser of PHP Australia, the first national conference for web developers who use the PHP scripting language, has announced applications are now open for people interested in becoming speakers for the event.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Websites

Online marketplace set to kickstart Australia’s 3D printing industry

10:42PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Canberra-based startup is looking to tap into 3D printing’s increasing popularity by connecting designers, local manufacturers and consumers in the one online marketplace.

 | Growth

Digital businesses: Your future is not an app

10:27PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Cara Waters

Your future is not an app, according to strategic futurist Marcus Barber who spoke at yesterday’s V21 Digital Conference in Melbourne.

 | Growth

Meet the NSW startup using the cloud to battle red tape for urban planners

10:38PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is hoping to make it easier for town planners and architects to navigate red tape by storing hundreds of council regulations in the one “virtual bookshelf”.

 | Start-up Profiles

Small businesses screwed over by “short-sighted” approval of Expedia takeover of Wotif

10:05PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Eloise Keating

Associations representing thousands of small and medium Australian accommodation providers have slammed a decision by the competition watchdog to not oppose the takeover of Wotif by travel giant Expedia.

 | Growth  | Buy a business  | Technology

Google announces 10 finalists for its Australian Google Impact Challenge

10:07PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

Google has revealed the finalists for its first ever Australian Google Impact Challenge.

 | Growth

Ridesurfing heads to Perth following a wave of interest in its donation-based service

10:59PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Kye White

Uber competitor RideSurfing will launch in Perth this Friday, as the Sydney-based startup begins its Australia-wide expansion.

 | Growth

Meet the startup that wants to stop sand getting into your beach towel

10:34PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian entrepreneur has produced the world’s first sand-resistant beach towel and now has plans to expand into a full beachwear brand.

 | Innovation

Five tips to nail your shareholder meetings

10:18PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Stephane Ibos

Co-founder of Maestrano Stephane Ibos believes shareholder meetings present a fantastic opportunity to grow your business. Here's how to make the most of them.

 | Business advice and education

How can startups use crowdfunding to fund their growth? The legal stuff you need to know

10:33PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Ursula Hogben

Is crowdfunding a viable way to fund a startup? Crowdfunding is a broad term and can easily be misunderstood. Ursula Hogben explains.

 | Business advice and education

Uber for Business lands Down Under as transport upstart takes on Cabcharge

10:20PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Eloise Keating

It’s already disrupted the market for personal taxi trips and now crowdsourced driving service Uber is hoping to shake up the local market for business travel.

 | Growth Strategy

THE NEWS WRAP: Change of tack sees eBay spin off PayPal in reaction to rapidly changing payments space

10:25AM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | Kye White

eBay Inc has decided to spin off PayPal, a move it says will give the unit more flexibility to strike deals in the rapidly evolving payments space, Reuters reports.

 | Growth

Aussie medical startup gets the seal of approval from Bill Gates

9:10PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup Eyenaemia’s app that allows users to diagnose anaemia by taking selfies “has real potential” to solve a problem that disproportionately affects the world’s poor, according to Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

 | Growth

Business sale leads to a bountiful hamper for food startup

9:58PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Kye White

Venture capital isn’t the only option to fund a startup’s growth. That’s the lesson from entrepreneurs David Morgan and Emily McWater, the founders of startup The Hamper Emporium and wholesale food business Kingston Foods.

 | Start-up Profiles