Meet the startup making sure you will never lose your sunglasses again

10:49PM | Friday, 10 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

You will never misplace your sunglasses again thanks to an Australian startup that is combining stylish eyewear with GPS technology.


Profit with a purpose: Changemakers Festival returns for 2014 as social enterprise scene blooms

10:47PM | Friday, 10 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Changemakers Festival, an annual social enterprise festival is returning for its second year with over 200 events across Australia from October 17 to 26.

 | Growth

Australian cloud company reaches for the stars in a bid to raise $5 million

10:22PM | Thursday, 9 October 2014 | Kye White

OrionVM, an Australian wholesale cloud infrastructure-as-a-service startup is set to embark on a Series A funding round and is looking to raise upwards of $5 million.

 | Start-up Profiles

A new cat GPS tracker could be the purrfect solution to a familiar tail

10:55PM | Thursday, 9 October 2014 | Kye White

The mysterious death of his much loved cat companion Rango, led Australian-based entrepreneur Sebastian Langton to develop a GPS tracker for pets.

 | Start-up Profiles

StartupSmart’s top 10 picks for this year’s Startup Spring festival

10:39PM | Thursday, 9 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

Startup Spring is gearing up for three weeks of events celebrating Australia’s vibrant tech startup community. Here are 10 of our top picks (in no particular order) for this year’s festival.

 | Business advice and education

Bitcoin startups get their own co-working space

10:57PM | Wednesday, 8 October 2014 | Kye White

A new co-working space is opening up in Melbourne, aimed specifically at startups operating in bitcoin, and desk space will be available for free until the end of the year.

 | Growth

Could ServiceLocale crack the market Sensis couldn’t?

10:12PM | Wednesday, 8 October 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne startup ServiceLocale has launched in beta, joining a number of startups looking to help consumers find and purchase what they want online.

 | Innovation

It’s getting warmer, which means it’s time for Startup Spring

10:03PM | Wednesday, 8 October 2014 | Kye White

Australia’s national startup festival Startup Spring returns this week promising to build upon the gains it made last year, when it helped push the industry further out onto the national stage.

 | Growth

Why one Australian startup put culture before funding

10:29PM | Wednesday, 8 October 2014 | Didier Elzinga

What's more important: raising capital, or building the right culture? Co-founder of Culture Amp Didier Elzinga explores this thorny issue.

 | Growth

How to make your content cut-through the clutter (Hint: it’s not about you)

10:41PM | Wednesday, 8 October 2014 | Craig Reardon

eBusiness educator Craig Reardon reveals the most efficient strategy for making thoughtful, unique digital content.

 | Growth Strategy

The OECD’s scorecard for the Digital Economy: Australia OK, but could do better

10:20PM | Wednesday, 8 October 2014 | David Glance

In a report that is due to be released next month, the OECD has drawn a picture of the state of the world’s digital economy. What might it show?

 | Growth

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.

 | Innovation

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