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

Meet the Australian startup that wants your complaints

9:39PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Kye White

Complaints have never really had a specific home on the internet. They’ve always just been kind of everywhere.

 | Start-up Profiles

How a failed idea led to the birth of Vero

9:19PM | Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Niki Scevak

In our continuing video series on Startmate companies, here is the story of Vero.

 | Start-up Profiles

Calling all apps, OzAPP wants to hear from you

9:40PM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Kye White

The 2014-15 OzAPP awards is calling on applications for its competition to identify the most innovative mobile, web and cloud app concepts in the Asia-Pacific region.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management

Australian prepaid debit card issuer expands to the UK in $24.9 million deal

9:19PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian prepaid debit card company Emerchants is set to take on the European market following a takeover of UK-based Store Financial Services UK.

 | Growth

Hackathons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane aiming to turn “health data into information into knowledge”

9:44PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

With interest in health technology booming, an upcoming hackathon across three states is aiming to bring together tech experts and leading medical researchers.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | IT  | Leadership  | Management

From art to science: Interest in robotics is on the move, but finance remains an issue

9:32PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The cofounder of a pioneering Sydney-based robotics startup, with a Powerhouse Museum display and a successful crowdfunding campaign under its belt, says the sector is set to get much bigger but finance for projects remains an issue.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

AFL fantasy coaching app interest set to surge as Hawthorn battles Sydney in the grand final

9:10PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Bao-Minh Tran-Vo, the cofounder of fantasy footy app developer c8apps, might be in San Francisco, but being 12,658 kilometres from the MCG on AFL grand final day is unlikely to stop the sports aficionado from catching all the action on that one day in September.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Websites  | Leadership  | Managing people

Payments startup Pin Payments introduces programmable bank transfer API

9:22PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Perth and Melbourne-based payments startup Pin Payments has announced it is introducing a new API that will allow small businesses to automatically schedule their payments.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business  | Cashflow  | Technology

3D printing meets emerald cocktail rings

9:56PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is leveraging the power of 3D printing to put customers’ minds at ease when it comes to buying expensive items online.

 | Growth

Australian education startup OpenLearning strikes a big deal with the Malaysian government on MOOCs

9:40PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup OpenLearning has secured a deal with the Malaysian government to deliver 15% of the country’s public university courses as massive open online courses (MOOCs).

 | Growth  | Start-up Profiles

Meet “two awesome chicks” solving a common problem

9:15PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

For AngelCube’s Brandspot team, who aim to be the ultimate service for brand assets, their trip to San Francisco and New York has been eye-opening.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Start-up Profiles

Three ways to improve your pitch to investors

9:14PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Kye White

A common problem among startups when pitching is a poor understanding of their business model, according to Will Deane, managing director of Exto Partners.

 | Start-up Profiles

New website to help entrepreneurs perfect their pitch and avoid stage fright

9:58PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new online community for startups has sprung up, allowing entrepreneurs around the world to gain valuable feedback on a recorded 35-second elevator pitch.

 | Growth  | Start-up Profiles

Pollenizer shifts to help businesses disrupt themselves

9:50PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Kye White

One of Australia’s first startup incubators Pollenizer is shifting its focus from helping individuals create startups, to assisting big corporates like Optus spin out their own startups.

 | Growth

Lean thinking – how you’re doing it wrong!

9:01PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Scott Middleton

Businesses with digital projects have accepted that lean thinking and agile methodologies provide the best approach for their projects and ventures.

 | Growth Strategy