She Makes Games: encouraging women to make video games

1:37PM | Friday, 9 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

About half of Australian video gamers are female, but men account for 88% of game developers. The Girl Geek Academy has organised an event in Melbourne later this month that hopes to help change that.

Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology

Startups will help solve the world’s health problems

1:37PM | Thursday, 8 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Tech startups are the key to combating the world’s health problems, according to an Australian entrepreneur who is now product lead at MyFitnessPal.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Why you should humanise your startup’s brand

1:31PM | Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Early-stage startups that want to appeal to customers and potential employees should focus on humanising their brand, according to an Australian marketing expert.

 | Growth Strategy

Morning haze: why it’s time to stop hitting the snooze button

1:06AM | Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Gemma Paech

It’s 6.30am and after a long holiday break, your alarm clock is insistently telling you it’s time to get out of bed. For many people the automatic reaction is to hit the snooze button, often more than once. So, why do some people love to snooze?

 | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Kickstarter gives Amazon Payments the flick in favour of Stripe

1:28AM | Wednesday, 7 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has today announced it is partnering with global payments platform Stripe in order to process payments for Kickstarter projects.

 | Growth

Flopportunity: Why failure is an opportunity

1:13PM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Kunal Kalro

Don’t let the startup mantras and hashtags fool you. Failure is emotionally draining, physically exhausting and psychologically frustrating.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Four things to keep in mind when considering a pivot

1:31AM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Many Australian startups have pivoted into successful companies. But how do you know it’s the right time to change the direction of your company, or the product or service it provides?

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management

Meet the NSW startup allowing travellers to search for events in their own language

1:19PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is looking to help locals and travellers find major, accessible events anywhere in the world in their own language.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

This startup wants to make socialising between dog owners a walk in the park

1:03PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup is looking to make it easier for dog owners to socialise with one another and organise trips to the park or beach with their pets.

 | Social media  | Start-up Profiles

Laying down the law: Why Kate Morris chose to be an online entrepreneur instead of a lawyer

1:48PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Angela Priestley

Almost 15 years ago, Kate Morris studied arts law for one week before realising she had no interest in becoming a lawyer.

 | Start-up Profiles

Education tech startup ParentPaperwork closes $100,000 seed funding

12:30PM | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Kye White

Education technology startup ParentPaperwork has announced it has closed a seed funding round worth upwards of $100,000.

 | Start-up Profiles

The top 10 Aussie startups of 2014

12:23PM | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Kye White

It’s been a big year for the Australian startup ecosystem ...

 | Start-up Profiles

A New Year’s resolution to measure: #2015istheyear

12:11PM | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Amir Nissen

To have a better chance of keeping your new year resolutions you need to get specific.

 | Growth

Best of the Web: How the Simpsons changed the English language; Lessons in entrepreneurship from The Colbert Report; When Marissa Mayer tried to be Steve Jobs

12:37PM | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Eloise Keating

How Homer Simpson has changed us all, and Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer has a tendency to compare herself to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

 | Growth

Five key things these startup entrepreneurs wished they had done differently in 2014

12:30PM | Friday, 19 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

For startups, the end of another year is a time to pause and reflect on the challenges they have had to embrace head-on.

 | Growth Strategy

Innovation Bay hopes to tap rich seam of potential investors in Perth

12:43PM | Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Kye White

There’s money and an appetite for risk amongst investors in Perth but it’s mining ventures, not startups, that are benefiting.

 | Growth Strategy

How this Aussie startup plans to become a leading player in the booming world of bitcoin: #2015istheyear

12:33PM | Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Amir Nissen

Amir Nissen talks with Asher Tan from CoinJar, a startup that lets you buy, sell, and manage your bitcoin.

 | Growth

The startup that acts as your employee selection panel

12:22PM | Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Employee capital is critical for early-stage startups and often one of the key factors in whether a business succeeds or fails.

 | Growth

Five Australian startups to watch in 2015

12:38PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

The startup scene continues to flourish in Australia, with hundreds of new startups launching this year and many scaling nationally and overseas.

 | Start-up Profiles

Not ‘losing Aussie talent’ but ‘supporting global scalability’: UNSW Startup Shenzhen

12:31PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | Joshua Flannery

The rhetoric in the Australian startup and business communities about “losing young, talented Australians to other competing markets” has been around for a long time. Here's why it's misguided.

 | Growth