Australian tech company taking market by storm, files for IPO

10:26PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Aeeris, the company that operates Australia’s only national location-based weather and hazards early warning service, is seeking to raise $6 million through an initial public offering (IPO) on the ASX.

Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

ScriptRock cofounder tells entrepreneurs to “have an open mind” at startup events as Tech23 approaches

10:28PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The cofounder of Australian IT DevOps company ScriptRock, Mike Baukes, says an open mind is the key to getting the most out of startup events such as Tech23, which can be an important networking opportunity for emerging entrepreneurs.

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Toowoomba hosting its first Startup Weekend: The challenges of building an ecosystem in regional Australia

10:10PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The regional city of Toowoomba, in Queensland’s Darling Downs region, is set to host its first Startup Weekend event as its local startup ecosystem gathers momentum.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology

Next gen 3D simulations are virtually a reality

10:17PM | Friday, 17 October 2014 | StartupSmart

Manufacturers will be able to create faster and more accurate 3D simulations of their factory production lines thanks to next generation developments to handheld 3D laser mapping technology, Zebedee.

 | Growth

The story of Edrolo

10:06PM | Thursday, 16 October 2014 | Niki Scevak

The three founders of Edrolo – Ben, Jeremy and Duncan – left jobs at Google and Goldman Sachs to pursue their passion. They believed that great teachers should reach audiences of tens of thousands of students, not the few that could cram into a single classroom.

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The Arcade opens its doors for a day to aspiring game developers

10:11PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Kye White

The Melbourne-based co-working space for game developers, The Arcade, is opening to the public for the first time at the end of the month.

 | Growth

Collaboration app wants to get people working on the same page

10:54PM | Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Kye White

Blrt is a communication and collaboration app available on iOS and Android that allows users to talk, point and draw over websites, images, and documents.

 | Growth

Four health tech startup competition finalists take home a $10,000 prize, as local sector gains critical mass

10:37PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The four finalists for the inaugural Janssen Health and Technology Challenge (HaTCH) have been named, with one of the judges saying Melbourne, in particular, is close to developing “a critical mass of ideas”.

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Restaurant owners get a chance to respond quickly to bad reviews with new app

10:28PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Kye White

SayBack gives businesses the tools to monitor what’s been said about them online, and respond before too much damage is done to their brands.

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Serial entrepreneurs Chris Koch and Chad Stephens pour in $4 million to launch Pop!

10:54PM | Tuesday, 14 October 2014 | Cara Waters

Chris Koch and Chad Stephens launched their latest business Pop! today after selling 1Form to REA Group earlier this year for $15 million.

 | Start-up Profiles

Stop! PicPac gets motion on Google Play

10:39PM | Monday, 13 October 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian student’s startup has quickly become one of the most popular stop motion video apps on the Google Play store.

 | Start-up Profiles

Could Canva be Australia’s first ‘unicorn’ company?

10:15PM | Monday, 13 October 2014 | Bronwen Clune

In Australia, startups only dream of unicorns, but that could change with Silicon Valley investor Bill Tai suggesting that Canva has the ability to be Australia’s first ‘unicorn’ company – that’s a company valued at $1 billion.

 | Growth

Google launches a new guide encouraging kids to pick Careers with Code

10:19PM | Friday, 10 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Google Australia has published a new computer science careers guide, titled Careers with Code, which encourages young people to take up a career as coders.

 | Growth

A new social network aims to reduce the isolation faced by new mothers

10:59PM | Friday, 10 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new social network called Mothers Groupie aims to reduce the isolation felt by many new mothers by helping them to meet both face-to-face and online, with the site also recently adding a directory of helpers.

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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.

 | Growth

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