Sydney co-working network Fishburners has launched a new space for start-ups, partnering with the City of Sydney to roll out the Darlinghurst facility.
Land travel marketplace Jayride.com has secured $400,000 in funding from local investors, including angel investor Andrey Shirben, as it prepares to crack the UK market.
AngelCube, the Melbourne-based incubator, will open applications for its second round of start-ups tomorrow, increasing its intake to eight teams, with a special interest in marketplace concepts and software-as-a-service.
Thereitis.com, an Adelaide-based tech start-up, has secured $2 million in angel funding from local investors, as the business gears up for rapid expansion across the globe.
In 2002, Michael Schreiber opened the first Strike Bowling Bar. Since then, Strike has grown into a $30 million revenue business employing more than 300 staff. This is how Schreiber bowled his competition over. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
John Kelly from Atomo Diagnostics thought he had a financial backer, until they were taken over. This is how he saved his business. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.
A US-based start-up is planning to open thirty stores on the same date and at the same time, using crowdfunding to finance the rapid expansion, suggesting start-ups here can do the same.
Under-pressure surfwear chain Billabong International has emerged from a trading halt to play hardball on a private equity offer and deliver a wide-ranging plan to cut costs.
Innovation often starts from the desire to create value, rather than extracting it, as this wonderfully-illustrated video explains.
Australian start-ups suffer from a conservative approach by investors, rather than a lack of funds, industry experts have claimed, as they prepare to speak at the National Angel Conference.
Australia’s ageing and increasingly health-conscious population has seen an explosion in the number of fitness instructors, suggesting the health and fitness industry is ripe with opportunity.
While lots of businesses have annual strategy sessions for their entire company, my suggestion is to get a little bit more micro.
Plenty of big retailers – Noni B, Just Group, JB Hi-Fi and The Reject Shop, to name a few – are threatening they will shut stores if they can’t get better deals on their rent. Start-ups should take note of this.
Fashion retailer Sportsgirl has launched a new window display that will allow customers to buy via their mobile phones.
Australian car cleaning franchise Nanotek has launched a site in a luxury mall in protest-ravaged Athens, with chief executive Jim Cornish insisting the offering will resonate with Greek consumers.
A new smartphone app named Cofounda aims to change the way entrepreneurs connect with each other locally and globally, inspired by the concept of co-founder speed dating events.
Facebook has launched a program aimed at giving third-party developers advanced notice of new tools and features, in a bid to encourage them to build businesses around the Facebook platform.
Tech entrepreneurs Simon Hackett and Ross Williams have given their support to publishing house MidnightSun Publishing, with Williams investing a “substantial” amount in the start-up.
Food franchise Pie Face has expanded to the United States, opening its first store in the heart of New York, but has tweaked its all-Australian offering only slightly for the US market.
The NSW Government has thrown its support behind tech entrepreneurs wishing to crack the US market, helping start-ups cover the cost of living and working at Startup House in San Francisco.