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Should governments be favouring startups over small business?

6:22PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Paul Wallbank

Tech startups have a very different set of needs to the local small business.

Growth Strategy  | Technology

OpenLearning inks deal with Australian government to bring MOOC to public servants

6:28PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Kye White

Online learning platform OpenLearning has signed a deal to deliver the Australian government’s first ever massive open online course (MOOC).

 | Business advice and education

The byte may destroy the book but the novel isn’t over yet

6:58PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Camilla Nelson

If a book is becoming something that can be downloaded from the app store, texted to your mobile phone, read in 140-character instalments on Twitter, or, indeed, watched on YouTube, what will that do to literature?

 | Growth Strategy

How this entrepreneur signed up over 250,000 people to his underwear subscription service

6:50PM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Subscription services are becoming more popular in Australia but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to build up a loyal following, according to the founder of an online retailer with more than 250,000 subscribers.

 | Start-up Profiles

Swinburne students to represent Australia at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup for virtual reality platform

6:14PM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Students from Swinburne University will represent Australia at the Microsoft Imagine Cup world finals, following in the footsteps of an Australian team which took out the top prize last year.

 | Business advice and education

Meet the entrepreneur who invested $80,000 into an app about endangered animals

6:09PM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Mobile games are the perfect tool for education and more entrepreneurs should jump into the space, according to the founder of an app designed to teach people about the environment and conservation.

 | Start-up Profiles

Blood sugar startup magic: How Simon Carter’s startup is giving Type 1 diabetes sufferers peace of mind

6:43PM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Kye White

Simon Carter founded his startup, ManageBGL, to help his daughter live a safer life.

 | Innovation

GoFar to accelerate growth thanks to $200,000 crowdfunding campaign

6:40PM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Car monitoring startup GoFar has smashed its crowdfunding target, raking in $205,000 from more than 1000 backers.

 | Growth

Why I love team off-sites

6:29PM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Rebekah Campbell

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” So even if your new company has a great strategy, you must nail culture too.

 | Business advice and education

Meet the Sydney startup that wants to reward you for running that extra mile

6:22PM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

A startup based in Sydney is encouraging people to stay fit by earning rewards through their existing running app.

 | Start-up Profiles

THE NEWS WRAP: Magic Leap is launching an augmented reality developer platform

6:32AM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | StartupSmart

Augmented reality startup Magic Leap has announced it is launching an augmented reality developer platform.

 | Growth

Tradie booking platform raises an additional $6 million, plans to nail the on-demand space

6:23PM | Tuesday, 2 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Tradie booking platform hipages has snapped up an additional $6 million in funding to fuel further growth and improve its online platform.

 | Start-up Profiles

Increasing research commercialisation is a big challenge for universities

6:39PM | Tuesday, 2 June 2015 | Tim Mazzarol

The world’s most prosperous and advanced economies are “innovation-driven”. They have strong national innovation systems that are built on a foundation of close relationships between the research and industry sectors.

 | Innovation

Transport booking startup Jayride gears up for US expansion

6:59PM | Monday, 1 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

Transport booking platform Jayride is expanding into the US off the back of a $1.5 million capital raise earlier this year.

 | Growth Strategy

How smartphones disrupted and killed the free newspaper market

6:40PM | Monday, 1 June 2015 | Andrea Carson

Last week, News Corp announced plans to axe its free commuter newspaper, MX. And the cause of its demise is in your pocket.

 | Innovation

Brillo and Weave among major announcements out of Google I/O

5:24PM | Friday, 29 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Brillo, a cut-down version of Android aimed at embedded devices, a framework designed to compete against Apple’s HomeKit API, were among the key announcements from Google I/O this year.

 | Growth  | Technology

CommBank starts using Ripple digital currency network – what it means for Australian fintech

5:05PM | Friday, 29 May 2015 | Jodi Stanton and Mark Pey

The Commonwealth Bank has stolen a march on London, New York and Hong Kong by announcing it will use the Ripple digital currency network.

 | Growth

Campaign Monitor founders join Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes on BRW Rich List

5:24PM | Friday, 29 May 2015 | Eloise Keating

Dave Greiner and Ben Richardson, founders of email marketing startup Campaign Monitor, have made their BRW Rich List debut.

 | Growth

Self-doubt aside, Australian startup ecosystem is doing alright: Golden Gate Ventures' Jeffrey Paine

5:20PM | Thursday, 28 May 2015 | Kye White

The Australian startup ecosystem is stronger than many involved give it credit for, according to Golden Gate Ventures founding partner Jeffrey Paine.

 | Growth

Ingogo valued at $100 million after the biggest ever Australian equity crowdfunding raise

5:47PM | Thursday, 28 May 2015 | Kye White

Mobile payments and transportation network startup Ingogo has raised $12 million in a Series C funding round that values the company at close to $100 million.

 | Start-up Profiles
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