The pen is mightier than the sword, but the computer is mightier than both

2:07PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Michael Cowling

It’s official. In 2015, the keyboard has began to genuinely challenge the pen for dominance in the classroom.


From Newcastle rocker to Silicon Valley: How Damien Mahoney took $5 million social media platform Stackla to the US

2:55PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Stackla founder Damien Mahoney says there are plenty of crossovers between the life of a rock star and that of an entrepreneur.

 | Growth

Why crowdsourced equity funding may not be what Australia’s startup ecosystem really needs

2:43PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | James McKinnon

CSEF might not work the way many advocates say it could in Australia's current startup ecosystem.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Hackett-backed UltraServe cloud e-commerce platform checks social media to see when servers need to scale

2:31PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

UltraServe, an e-commerce platform backed by entrepreneur Simon Hackett, has added a new feature that tracks social media activity in order to pre-emptively scale its infrastructure before demand starts growing.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Websites  | IT

Aged care hackathon: how tech can help improve the lives of the elderly

2:10PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Canberra will play host to an aged care hackathon in an effort to use technology to improve aged care, one of the most neglected aspects of healthcare, according to organiser Patrick Reid.

 | Growth

Is Samsung’s data-sharing Smart TV just eager to please or HAL 9000 in disguise? Aussie tech entrepreneurs weigh in

2:01PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Internet of Things (IoT) has come under the spotlight following customer outrage at the fact Samsung’s smart TV can transmit personal conversations to a third party.

 | Growth

Online marketplace hopes to fix “pain-point” between rural employers and contractors

2:52PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is aiming to boost productivity in rural areas by connecting contractors and regional businesses on a simple, easy-to-use platform.

 | Growth

No! Your Samsung TV is not spying on you. There is nothing to see here, move along

2:41PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | David Glance

In a wave of Snowden-primed paranoia, the Internet has erupted about the possibility that TVs are being used to spy on their owners.

 | Growth

Aussie startup Kounta wants to counter perils of point-of-sale “lock-in” for SMEs

2:31PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian startup Kounta has launched in the United States in order to stake a claim in the increasingly competitive point-of-sale software market.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Atlassian IPO plans heat up: “Going public without a CFO is a little too different, even for us”

2:34PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Cara Waters

Atlassian is fast tracking plans to list in the United States with the appointment of an experienced chief financial officer.

 | Growth

Don’t get lost in the data deluge

2:32PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Chris Koch

What are you doing with your data? Is it actually helping your startup or is it just sitting in an auto-updating spreadsheet having not been opened for months?

 | Business advice and education

What you need to know about applying for an R&D Tax Incentive grant

2:21PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Clare Hallam

If you are just starting out in business you may not be familiar with the R&D Tax Incentive scheme available from the Australian government. Here's what you need to know.

 | Business advice and education

Sydney-based Thinking Solutions gives context to voice recognition technology

2:56PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

An Australian IT company has built a prototype that may give voice recognition technology a much needed shot in the arm.

 | Innovation

Sky’s the limit for Sydney travel auction startup

2:48PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is looking to tap into everyone’s inner travel bug by giving Australians the opportunity to bid on cheap flights and travel vouchers.

 | Start-up Profiles

THE NEWS WRAP: Samsung retracts controversial clause from TV’s privacy policy

2:23AM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Following a wave of international criticism and media coverage, Samsung has withdrawn the paragraph from its Smart TV’s privacy policy that initially sparked customer outrage.

 | Growth

Flexible Sydney startup to help consumers keep fit

2:19PM | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is looking to make it faster and easier for people to book casual group fitness classes online.

 | Start-up Profiles

$25 million funding round gives Queensland vaccine biotech Vaxxas a boost

2:54AM | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 | Kye White

OneVentures has led a $25 million Series B round in a Queensland biotech startup that is attempting to commercialise technology that will make needle-delivered vaccines a thing of the past.

 | Growth

YGAP plugs social entrepreneurship model with business sense

2:01PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Dinushi Dias

YGAP CEO Elliot Costello is continuing to disrupt social entrepreneurship through the growth of his organisation, an incubator for social change that utilises commercial strategies for growth.

 | Start-up Profiles

Channel 10’s Shark Tank a sobering experience for entrepreneurs

2:49PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

The first episode of Network Ten’s Shark Tank kicked-off on Sunday night, with Australians pitching their business ideas to a panel of industry leaders including the founder of River City Labs, Steve Baxter.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Pollenizer and Deloitte to release Startup Ecosystem Report

2:19PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

One of Australia’s first startup incubators will partner with Deloitte in order to provide an accurate snapshot of the local startup ecosystem.

 | Business advice and education