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Space, the final (hackathon) frontier: Australian entrepreneurs encouraged to boldly go where no startup has gone before

4:50PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The 2015 SpaceApps Challenge Adelaide, a space-themed hackathon organised by NASA, has highlighted the growing potential of startups Australian space exploration space.

Adapt or perish: Australia Post must embrace digital disruption

4:48PM | Tuesday, 14 April 2015 | John Hamilton Howard, Emmanuel Josserand and Roy Green

Most industries are vulnerable to digital disruption of established business models, including public sector services. The question is whether such industries use the opportunity to reposition in their markets by disrupting themselves.

Supporting grass roots entrepreneurship at UNSW

3:45PM | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 | Joshua Flannery

Now in its third year, the UNSW Startups Games has given over 80 individuals an intense entrepreneurial experience – four full weekends over one month – and essentially a platform to launch a startup for the first time or, in some cases, use the experience to become employees with an entrepreneur’s skillset.

Strong interest for Australia’s first health tech Startup Weekend

3:55PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Brisbane is set to host Australia’s first Startup Weekend focusing solely on the health tech sector, with organisers expecting over a hundred participants including from interstate.

China changes from world's factory to innovator and Australia needs to keep pace

3:20PM | Tuesday, 17 March 2015 | James Laurenceson and Roy Green

Out of the 144 countries ranked by the WEF, the strength of China’s innovation environment now lies just seven places behind ours.

Intergenerational prosperity depends on supporting research

3:41PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Michael Withford

According to the Intergenerational Report (IGR) released earlier this month, Australia’s future productivity and prosperity depends on innovation and technology.

Health tech: Why epidemiology in the age of Dr Google is nothing to sneeze at

3:17PM | Thursday, 5 March 2015 | Marcel Salathé

Digital epidemiology is the idea that the health of a population can be assessed through digital traces, in real time.

Sydney co-working space rebrands to attract entrepreneurs under 28

2:08PM | Wednesday, 25 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney will soon see a co-working space dedicated to people under the age of 28.

Fulbright scholar plans to shine a light on indigenous entrepreneurship

2:59PM | Thursday, 19 February 2015 | Kye White

A PhD student at the University of Technology, Sydney has been awarded the 2015 Fulbright Indigenous Postgraduate Scholarship to advance his research into the socio-economic and cultural impacts of indigenous entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

Sydney-based Thinking Solutions gives context to voice recognition technology

2:56PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

An Australian IT company has built a prototype that may give voice recognition technology a much needed shot in the arm.

Putting customers first: can corporates and startups really work together?

2:19PM | Thursday, 5 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Corporates are paying more attention to startups but there is still a long way to go when it comes to the two collaborating, according to a number of experts helping Australian businesses drive innovation.

Apple's success comes from giving us a sense of making progress

2:11PM | Monday, 2 February 2015 | David Glance

Although the drivers behind Apple’s success include those that are specific to the brand, it is what the phone means in terms of social- and self-identity that determines the difference between buying a Samsung phone and an Apple one.

Hello Windows 10: could this be a winner for Microsoft?

1:00PM | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 | David Tuffley

The hype around the next generation of Windows reached a new high this week with the Windows 10 Preview, held at Microsoft’s Redmond HQ in the US.

Melbourne startup aims to make buying a car easier than ever before

12:07PM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Victorian startup is looking to shake up the online car buying space and has already secured $2 million in seed funding.

Federal opposition outlines equity-based crowdfunding position

12:56AM | Monday, 15 December 2014 | Kye White

A “light steady, balanced regulatory touch” should be used in the development of equity-based crowdfunding legislation, according to a federal opposition policy paper.

Microsoft says yes to bitcoin

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

Add Microsoft to the ever-growing list of companies accepting bitcoin payments.

How to build an app in eight steps

12:53PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Greg Taylor

Despite being the founder of two apps, I am not very technical. So I’m going to explain to those who are like me, what it takes to build a good app.

Your small business or multinational corporation is not a startup

11:30PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Taskmaster

Your humble correspondent noticed a new coffee shop had just opened up on the main street of Parts Unknown. While toiling away at frothing a skinny soy cappuccino, the barista claimed he was running a startup.

Why innovation needs to be more than just a buzzword

11:46PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Kate Eriksson

Increasingly, we're seeing more businesses and organisations of all sizes value the importance of innovation.

The future of e-commerce is about one-touch buying

11:06PM | Wednesday, 12 November 2014 | Kye White

If you’re an e-commerce startup and you’re not building for one-touch buying, you’re already behind, according to Braintree’s general manager of mobile, Aunkur Arya.

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