Brisbane-based student fashion start-up Wikifashion will relocate to New York later this year, after using the Australian Small Scale Offerings Board to set in motion three rounds of funding.
Clean tech start-ups have been targeted by the 2012 Australian Clean Technologies Competition, which promises entrants access to mentors, training opportunities, potential customers and investors.
Sydney-based tech incubator BlueChilli is preparing to launch its LongTable incubator, whereby start-ups work around a 25-metre table with a “virtual window” into BlueChilli’s other offices.
The franchising sector can expect to see more mergers and acquisitions as smaller franchises struggle to remain profitable, an expert says, after Kleenit acquired competitor Graffiti Gone.
Tourism Australia, Austrade and the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism have joined forces to promote investment opportunities across Australia’s embattled tourism industry.
A Sydney entrepreneur has been named the local ambassador for Blackbox Connect, a Silicon Valley co-working space and boarding house for start-ups, after spending two weeks there.
Tech start-up incubator ilab is offering competitive grants of up to $50,000 for Queensland entrepreneurs, after opening its doors to new premises and programs today.
Has the time come for you to change – or “pivot” – your business direction? Before you do, here are some key points you need to consider. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Every business has weaknesses, but how many actually invest time spotting them and fixing them? It’s a simple and fast way to improve your market position.
Melbourne-based incubator AngelCube has announced the eight start-ups that have joined its 2012 program, all of which are now being put under the microscope by “tough love” mentors.
Sydney-based start-up Drive My Car Rentals is on the hunt for a new chief executive after its former chief executive chose to step aside.
Seek co-founder Matt Rockman was the “little guy” who challenged Murdoch. Now he reveals the secrets to his success and his search for the next big thing. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Sydney-based start-up Airtasker has commenced operations in Melbourne and now intends to embark on a nationwide expansion, after securing $1.5 million in funding.
A rebound in business confidence could lead to an increase in acquisitions in the next 12 months, new research suggests.
Australian franchise Crust Gourmet Pizza Bars will open its first store in the United States next month as part of an expansion strategy that encapsulates Asia, New Zealand and the Middle East.
The most common decisions are the ones that sink the majority of start-ups, according to a US academic, with local industry figures saying the situation is similar in Australia.
Niche sites operating in the daily deals space can’t afford to stand still, says the co-founder of daily deal wine site Vinomofo, which has partnered with industry giant Catch Of The Day.
Australian entrepreneurs are among those being targeted by Canada, after the country announced its plan to develop a new immigrant start-up visa program.
The concept of getting jobs done is more than a marketing strategy. It is a useful and simple tool that all start-ups should use when developing their business strategy. BY MARC PESKETT.
The York Butter Factory's sexist tweet begs the question: just how male-centric is the tech sector? The answer may surprise you. BY OLIVER MILMAN AND MICHELLE HAMMOND.