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From broken back to breakthrough global product: a local manufacturing startup’s story

3:44PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Rose Powell

When Alex John fractured his back on a home-made waterslide, he thought his life as he knew it could well be over.

Two things I’ve learned working in a rapidly scaling tech start-up in the US

3:01PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Jack Aldridge has been working with US enterprise uShip since it was a start-up and says he’s learned a lot as the company has taken off.

Social media community for seniors takes off: Founder shares her business model plans

3:05PM | Friday, 14 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Traffic for Starts at 60 is growing almost 10% month-on-month and bringing together thousands of older people keen for connection and targeted content.

Taking their tech to the stars: Australia hosts first space start-up meet-up

3:43PM | Monday, 3 March 2014 | Rose Powell

A group of Australian space start-ups have boldly gone where no one has gone before, by hosting a meet-up event in Sydney.

Granny Flat Finder launched amid record demand for bedsits

2:15PM | Wednesday, 26 February 2014 |  Jennifer Duke

Legislative changes, house price and rental demand increases, in conjunction with a housing affordability crisis, have apparently prompted the creation of Granny Flat Finder, a tech start-up that is filling the niche of granny flat developments.

Gold Coast incubator off to Silicon Valley with a troop of start-ups

2:55PM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Rose Powell

Silicon Lakes, a Gold Coast incubator and co-working space has announced a trip to Silicon Valley with several local start-ups set to launch in the coming months.

Mobile commerce visionary Tomi Ahonen on the newest mass media: You must watch this video

1:00AM | Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | Taskmaster

Are you thinking about developing an Android or iPhone app? Or perhaps you’re looking for a great business idea? If so, here’s one video you absolutely must watch.

Sockless woollen running shoe wins start-up place in UK Sirius Programme

12:33PM | Friday, 20 December 2013 | Gavin Lower

A sockless running shoe made from a wool fabric has won its team one of the first places awarded in a United Kingdom-based start-up program.

Top mentor lessons to take into 2014

1:00AM | Thursday, 2 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

One of the most common pieces of advice for people setting out on the road to starting their own business is how important it is to find a mentor.

How a start-up tweaked its investment pitch and brought in $1.2 million via a round planned to raise $500,000

12:06PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | Rose Powell

A tech start-up for emergency radio broadcasts has raised just over $1.2 million in an oversubscribed round launched to raise $500,000.

The Weekly Digest: Don’t give up this Global Entrepreneurship Week (or ever)

11:00AM | Monday, 25 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Happy Global Entrepreneurship Week! Here’s the wrap of the stories we covered last week.

Government flies consultation flag for quarterly R&D rebates

11:46PM | Friday, 8 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Treasurer Joe Hockey this week announced how the new government intends to deal with the lapsed tax legislation initiatives introduced before the election, including changing the research and development rebate from an annual to quarterly option.

Six new technologies set to lift-off in 2014

11:23PM | Friday, 8 November 2013 | Andrew Sadauskas

The tech sector has always been in a never-ending race towards the next big thing. Here’s a look at six technologies set to lift-off in 2014.

R&D grants need to move with the times: International report

10:19AM | Friday, 11 October 2013 | Rose Powell

Most developed countries are using R&D grants to encourage economic growth, but companies need reforms to include knowledge-based capital development, according to a new OECD report.

Army of apps for good including asylum seeker myth-busting app launched at Sydney hackathon

9:46PM | Monday, 30 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Over 80 developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs gathered in Sydney for a 48-hour hackathon last weekend to launch apps for charities and care organisations.

How to speak designer: 99designs executive shares his tips for getting the best out of designers

9:19PM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Jason Sew Hoy, the chief operations officer for 99designs, reveals the best way to encourage designers to create the kind of results you’re after.

Android app development dominates over Apple iOS

8:52PM | Thursday, 22 August 2013 | Myriam Robin

Android app development continues to power ahead of Apple’s iOS, according to figures released by Freelancer.com.

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop: Pipe dreams are better than tunnel vision

8:51PM | Monday, 19 August 2013 | Taskmaster

Remember how, in the 1970s, state governments and planners promised us that freeways were the solution to traffic jams? Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk says he has a new solution to our traffic woes.

Use the right promotional tool to reach your target market

8:18PM | Tuesday, 13 August 2013 | Taskmaster

There might be some novelty value in using NFC on a marketing display, but is it effective? In one particular case, the answer is no.

Business is war: Jack Tramiel’s secret to conquering Silicon Valley

8:15PM | Tuesday, 6 August 2013 | Taskmaster

Jack Tramiel was a Holocaust survivor, refugee and – later – a US Army engineer. Here is the secret to how a pioneering tech entrepreneur managed to grow a typewriter repair shop into the world’s largest desktop computer company.

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