Students prove a beacon of entrepreneurship

6:00PM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Kye White

Trak King, a beacon that can be attached to any object and located easily through an app was the best of the startup ideas by high school students taking part in Queensland incubator Silicon Lakes’ Startup Apprentice Pilot Program.

Growth  | Innovation

Can universities justify investment in startups?

6:29PM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Joshua Flannery

In 2014, one thing is certain when looking at the way universities in Australia are beginning to support their students in the area of entrepreneurship: No one really knows if they are doing the right thing.

 | Business advice and education

Melbourne retail training startup raises $500,000 to wage war on bad customer service

6:39PM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | StartupSmart

Melbourne-based startup Myagi has raised $500,000 in seed funding from local and international investors to expand their specialist online training platform.

 | Growth

My startup failed, and this is what it feels like…

6:27AM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Nikki Durkin

We had users and traction, then we fell off a cliff. My four year emotional rollercoaster just came to an end.

 | Growth  | Sole trader

Education streaming service and sexism kit impress judges at EduHack

6:17PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Kye White

A YouTube-like streaming service for teaching materials and a feminism toolkit for teachers developed by students are some of the ideas that came out of Australia’s first education hackathon EduHack last weekend.

 | Planning  | Growth

Five-star idea to make reviews more social wins university golden gong

6:50PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Kye White

Revuudle wants to turn opinions expressed on social media into quantifiable data by letting users share reviews with a five-star rating system.

 | Growth  | Social media

Four alternative ways you can fund your startup

6:33PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Nina Hendy

From growth hacking to moving overseas, there is more than one way to raise money for your fledgling startup. Here are four ways to do it.

 | Growth  | Financing a business  | Sole trader

Local Measure opens Singapore office with eyes on Asia-Pacific

6:52PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | StartupSmart

Location-based social B2B platform Local Measure will open an office in Singapore to support the company’s growth in the Asia-Pacific region.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Zippy app raises funds to grow market awareness and develop beacon technology

6:02PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Kye White

Brisbane startup has raised $500,000 in angel investment to increase market awareness and uptake of the company’s Zippy app and accelerate the development of its Bluetooth Low Energy beacon technology.

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

The pizza drone that won’t get a slice of the action

6:41PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Taskmaster

“My idea is revolutionary! It’s a world first!” the would-be entrepreneur says. When a drone delivering pizzas is involved, what could possibly go wrong?

 | Planning  | Innovation  | Technology

Meet the man who wants to save journalism, one cent at a time

6:11PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Monetising content is a major challenge confronting all media outlets, but one Australian entrepreneur thinks he may have found the perfect answer.

 | Growth

Tin Alley program expands with Monash, Swinburne and Tasmania unis jumping aboard

6:26PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The University of Melbourne’s Tin Alley beta program is set to expand, with three universities – Monash, Swinburne and Tasmania – joining the initiative.

 | Growth

New Melbourne coworking space launching with focus on mentors, classes and events

6:21PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new Melbourne coworking space is set to launch with a focus on startups, promising an impressive list of partners and a view to hosting mentors, classes and events.

 | Growth

Pollenizer launches an online community to help entrepreneurs connect

6:02PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Kye White and Andrew Sadauskas

Pollenizer has officially launched a new online community, called the Pollenizer Guild, which is designed to help startup entrepreneurs connect with one another.

 | Business planning  | Growth  | Business advice and education  | Sole trader

FRIDAY TIDBITS: Bug-fixing onesies, Silk Road bitcoins and Sydney Founders' fiasco

6:52PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Bug-fixing ain’t fun, but is it any better in a onesie? Canva thinks so, holding its first annual fix-it day at Canva HQ dressed in Gen Y’s favourite party gear.

 | Growth

‘Google Schmoogle’ – how Yellow Pages got it so wrong

6:58PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | The Conversation

Yellow Pages directories have been appearing on doorsteps across Australia in recent weeks. As often as not, they go straight into the recycling bin.

 | Growth  | Technology

Best of the Web: Pivots, robots and the end of sleep

6:16PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

No sleep needed: New technologies are emerging that could radically reduce our need to sleep - if we can bear to use them, writes Jessa Gamble for aeon magazine.

 | Growth

Getting to $1 million: Lynda Greening

6:36AM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | StartupSmart

In this new Friday series we talk to Entrepreneurs' Organisation members about cracking the $1 million in revenue mark. Today's focus is a serial entrepreneur Lynda Greening

 | Growth

Scale aims for growth with PwC alliance in good news for both female founders and investors

6:23AM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | StartupSmart

Scale Investors, the female-focused angel investor network founded a year ago, has announced a partnership with PwC that will see the accounting powerhouse host Scale events and provide support in the way of a full-time manager to Scale.

 | Growth

Web Directions celebrates 10 years with a star line-up

6:17PM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

The internet ain’t what it was in 2004 and on the tenth anniversary of Web Directions, the conference organisers are taking the time to remember just how far it’s come.

 | Business advice and education