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Aussie startup CalReply scores decisive win in the Twitter World Cup

7:53PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Kye White

Australian startup CalReply has been working with SBS to ensure keen football fans haven’t missed a minute of the World Cup.

Start-up Profiles

New app draws on the cloud to streamline insurance claims

7:48PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new app is aiming to even the playing field between users and large insurance companies by storing information such as receipts in the one digital location.

 | Start-up Profiles

Can entrepreneurship really be taught in the classroom?

7:44PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Joshua Flannery

The fact is there are clear benefits to teaching entrepreneurship in a classroom setting. Students learn the fundamental theory behind why, how and where to start up a business.

 | Business advice and education

Digital literacy in the developing world: a gender gap

7:55PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Amy Antonio and David Tuffley

In the pervasively connected world of the 21st century, creating and sharing knowledge has never been easier. But the fact remains that many people still lack the skills required to access this information and an inequity gap is growing.

 | Growth

Wotif acquisition shows potential of Australian startups for US investors eyeing Asia

7:42PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

The proposed $700 million acquisition of Wotif by Expedia is a sign of the Australian startup scene succeeding despite relatively low levels of funding and support, according to StartupAus board member Dr Jana Matthews.

 | Sell a business  | Technology  | Websites

Australian ticket resale market ripe with potential for global reseller Ticketbis

7:19PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Nina Hendy

Global online ticket seller Ticketbis has entered the Australian market, estimated to be worth around $90 million a year.

 | Start-up Profiles

Melbourne startup tackling homelessness through collapsible shelters

7:10PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup has designed and developed portable shelters for the homeless, which can be put together in less than two minutes.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Start-up Profiles

Wotif to be bought by Expedia in a $700m deal

7:09AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Kye White

Global travel booking giant Expedia has launched a $700 million takeover bid for Australia's Wotif.com.

 | Buy a business  | Sell a business

New Australian equity crowdfunding platform set to launch as federal government considers reforms

7:24AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new Australian equity crowdfunding platform called Equitise is gearing up for launch, as the federal government considers the recommendations handed down in the recent CAMAC report.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Take a break, then take another look

7:29PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Taskmaster

Some say great code is like artwork. Unfortunately, Picasso or Giotto never had to worry about bugs in their masterpieces.

 | Growth

Trust, a shared vision and an eye for detail: how to find the right cofounder for your startup

7:47PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

The right partnership can make or break a startup, but an event in Sydney next week is aiming to bring together different sections of the startup ecosystem and help them with the necessary skills to find the right cofounder.

 | Planning  | Growth

Elite sports wearables maker Catapult Sports buys GPSports, no IPO plans at the moment

7:10PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Catapult Sports, a Melbourne-based provider of tracking devices for elite athletes, has announced it has purchased Canberra-based counterpart GPSport.

 | Growth  | Buy a business  | Sell a business  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | IT

Stokes to join Packer and Murdoch in possible SocietyOne investment

7:53PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Seven Group Holdings chairman Kerry Stokes is rumoured to have joined a consortium of high-profile business and media figures planning an investment in peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

AskU a game-changer for market research apps

7:37PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An alliance with PwC seems to have given good traction to a market research app with a charitable focus.

 | Growth

Five reasons to launch your business idea now

7:21AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

You may be unhappy with your own job, were recently made redundant or maybe you just have a great idea and want to see if your product or service idea will take off.

 | Planning  | Growth

The new video channel tuning into Australian software developers

7:02AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Two Sydney-based entrepreneurs are set to launch a new online video site with content focused on software development that hopes to get more people interested in coding as a career.

 | Growth  | Technology

Australian mental health startup goes global

7:55PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Adelaide-based startup designed to give teenagers dealing with mental health issues peer-to-peer support is going global after receiving funding from investors and announcing a collaboration with a London-based business accelerator.

 | Start-up Profiles

Tinder founders in sexual harassment case: Having a female co-founder “makes the company feel like a joke”

7:09PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Eloise Keating

One of the co-founders of online dating app Tinder is suing the company for sexual harassment and discrimination, in a case that is drawing attention to the treatment of women in the technology industry.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Social media

From clothes lines to the Internet of Things: The reinvention of one of Australia’s most iconic brands

7:46PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Kye White

The company behind one of Australia’s iconic inventions, the Hills Hoist, is focusing on a new kind of innovation.

 | Growth

Tapping the super pool: venture capital investments for self-managed funds

7:14PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Darren Withers

The self-managed super funds sector now has over a million members and controls the largest share of Australian superannuation at $495 billion.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital
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