Melbourne co-working spaces and VC firms to open their doors for Startup Week 2015

3:22PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Startup Week is back again this year to shine a spotlight on Victoria’s growing startup ecosystem.

Business advice and education

Artificial intelligence system could size up stock for saleyards

3:13PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

A robotics expert from the University of Technology, Sydney is developing an artificial intelligence system so farmers can accurately measure when their livestock are ready for sale.

 | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Australia’s first property crowdfunding platform hits the market

3:41AM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Perth-based startup is looking to connect everyday investors with property developers who are seeking capital for their next project.

 | Start-up Profiles

Sydney startup pitches tent in your backyard

3:30PM | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney startup is looking to make it easier for travellers to pitch up a tent in a property owner’s backyard or park their caravan in their driveway in exchange for cash.

 | Start-up Profiles

The first five hires a startup should make — as told by a CTO

3:17PM | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 | Adam Arbolino

No factor will have a greater impact on a startup’s success than the quality of its staff.

 | Business advice and education

Four key insights from Etsy’s S-1 filing

3:04PM | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 | Paul Bennetts

A great way to learn about a startup that has grown up is to review its disclosure document at IPO (S-1 filing). These documents offer fascinating insights.

 | Growth

There’s money to be made in the new media business

3:52PM | Wednesday, 18 March 2015 | Jieh-Yung Lo

Last year proved there are still plenty of opportunities to make money in the new media business.

 | Growth Strategy

99designs partners with Jimdo for website-building venture

3:43PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Kye White

99designs is partnering with web design and hosting company Jimdo, and is now offering its customers both logos and websites.

 | Growth

Sydney startup partners with Amazon to capitalise on businesses switching to the cloud

3:05PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

A New South Wales startup is looking to help companies migrate to the cloud and reduce the costs associated with storing data online by more than 50%.

 | Start-up Profiles

China changes from world's factory to innovator and Australia needs to keep pace

3:20PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | James Laurenceson and Roy Green

Out of the 144 countries ranked by the WEF, the strength of China’s innovation environment now lies just seven places behind ours.

 | Growth  | Innovation

Steve Baxter-backed coffee app creates a buzz by fixing customer problems

3:33PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Entrepreneurs need to focus on their customers and the problem they are fixing just as much as the technology they are leveraging, according to the founder of a coffee ordering startup backed by Shark Tank judge Steve Baxter.

 | Start-up Profiles

Aussie pair invent sunglasses that instantly convert into goggles

3:52PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Two Aussie inventors are hoping to successfully crowdfund sunglasses that convert into safety and underwater goggles at the push of a button.

 | Start-up Profiles

Intergenerational prosperity depends on supporting research

3:41PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Michael Withford

According to the Intergenerational Report (IGR) released earlier this month, Australia’s future productivity and prosperity depends on innovation and technology.

 | Planning  | Innovation  | Business Grants  | Government and Regulation

Virtual distance: technology is rewriting the rulebook for human interaction

3:36PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Karen Sobel Lojeski and Martin Westwell

Virtual distance is a psychological and emotional sense of detachment that accumulates little by little, at the sub-conscious or unconscious level, as people trade-off time interacting with each other for time spent “screen skating”.

 | Growth

Twentysomething startup founders in the minority - but why?

3:59PM | Friday, 13 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Young entrepreneurs like 20-year-old CoinJar co-founder Ryan Zhou are actually in the minority, according to a survey about the age of startup founders.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth

Employee share scheme reform needs to be more “founder friendly”

3:28PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

The federal government’s changes to the taxation of employee share schemes are not “founder friendly” despite being a step in the right direction, according to an Australian entrepreneur who has been consulting with policymakers.

 | Growth

Transport app TripGo promises door-to-door multi-modal travel made easy

3:47PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Travelling in Sydney may get easier with the launch of a new transport app that combines data from a number of modes of transportation.

 | Start-up Profiles

Product Hunt or Product Hoist? Australian founders to see double

3:43PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup directly inspired by Y Combinator graduate Product Hunt is hoping to ride off the back of the existing platform’s success – even going as far as having almost the same name.

 | Start-up Profiles

Brisbane students to teach people about climate change through mobile game

3:31PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Two Brisbane university students are developing a mobile strategy game to help inform people about the effect climate change can have on their city.

 | Start-up Profiles

Freelancer makes its 14th acquisition, scooping up online marketplace DoNanza

3:19PM | Thursday, 12 March 2015 | Eloise Keating

Freelancer has acquired the assets of freelance job marketplace and aggregator DoNanza for an undisclosed sum.

 | Growth