Should you avoid committed advisory relationships from people who won’t financially back you? Ed Dowling, co-founder of App.io, discussed this question at the Startup Victoria Conference last year.
Four-month-old start-up tackling coupons, contests, Lady Gaga and seeing 100% monthly revenue growth1:00AM | Monday, 13 January 2014 | Rose Powell
Coupons have been a playground for start-ups for years, with one of Australia’s biggest start-up success stories, RetailMeNot, selling for $90 million in 2010.
It was the first week back for the StartupSmart team, and there was a lot to cover from the start-up community.
In tune with the music: Kicktone heads to France for pitching competition at Midem music industry event1:05PM | Tuesday, 7 January 2014 | Gavin Lower
Less than a year after quitting his job at a mortgage service centre, Savvas Dimitriou will pitch his music sharing platform Kicktone at the world’s largest music industry networking event in Cannes, France.
Three tips to go from staff consultant to director of a multi-million dollar start-up in three years1:07PM | Tuesday, 7 January 2014 | Rose Powell
When Scott Grigg quit his job at an ASX-listed IT consulting company to launch Chamonix IT Consulting, he knew it was going to be different.
Some of Australia’s top entrepreneurs have some very lofty goals for 2014.
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.
Going global against all advice with no funding: HealthKit co-founder shares their Start-ups are Scary moment12:00AM | Friday, 20 December 2013 | Rose Powell
Building a global health administration system was crazy. At least that's what Alison Hardacre and Lachlan Wheeler's friends told them.
What does an Australian start-up need to get investment? NICTA new ventures director crunches the numbers12:38PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Rose Powell
Andrew Stead, the director of new ventures at NICTA, has researched the factors behind the most successful investment-backed Australian start-ups.
Most entrepreneurs know from experience that you need to wheel and deal to get a sale across the line. And that goes for supplier deals as well.
Most of the time, I bet that you focus on the things they do badly, or the deficiencies in their product or service.
The end of the year is an excellent time to look back and reflect on what’s been going on.
The pizza restaurant and takeaway food industry has grown by an average of 3.2% per annum for the past five years, but the industry has had to adapt to changing consumer demands.
Australian tech companies are well represented in Deloitte’s 2013 list of the 500 fastest growing companies in the Asia-Pacific region, with 66 companies making the list.
The Abbott government has announced it will abandon two policies that would have had a significant positive impact on local start-up activity.
Jo Shanahan, founder of Animal Therapeutics Online, overhauled her business model in 2011 and was recognised for her successful execution of this transformation last week.
Over the weekend, there was a traffic jam near the local oval in a sleepy hollow known as Parts Unknown.
The corporate world may be winding down in time for Christmas, but start-up land continues to power along. Here’s what happened this week.
Money laundering is tricky business, as the goal is to hide your tracks but make things look legitimate.
I learnt a great lesson about business and life on the weekend. The weird part was that I was upside down at the time.