Leading tech alliance calls for urgent action to unfreeze Commercialisation Australia

4:47AM | Thursday, 10 April 2014 | StartupSmart

The Australian Information Industry Association has written an open letter raising urgent concerns about the freezing of Commercialisation Australia to Minister for Industry Ian MacFarlane and Treasurer Joe Hockey.

Victorian state government to invest $40 million in mobile blackspots, free Wi-Fi on country trains

4:19PM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has announced a new policy that will see the state government fix mobile phone blackspots, while providing free Wi-Fi to passengers on several key V/Line train services.

Creatives + coders = massive startup opportunity? The emerging startup power industry

4:40PM | Monday, 7 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Innovation experts and incubators are tipping creative sector startups as the next big thing, and are calling for Australians and investors to back them.

Australia's first solar electric hybrid sports car released by Swinburne University

4:44PM | Thursday, 3 April 2014 | Rose Powell

An environmentally friendly sports car for the road has been launched by an alliance of Swinburne University, electric vehicle association Aurora and SolarX.

Startmate graduates hit the pitching treadmill: here’s what they’ve learnt so far

3:18PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Rose Powell

The latest intake in the Startmate accelerator is getting to the business end of the program: pitch days in Sydney, Melbourne and San Francisco.

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.