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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.

Going global against all advice with no funding: HealthKit co-founder shares their Start-ups are Scary moment

12:00AM | 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.

How bootstrapped Vero grew revenue 1300% in 12 months using content marketing

12:00AM | Monday, 9 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Email marketing software firm Vero is heading into its second year of operation committed to continuing its 20% month-on-month revenue growth target, but co-founder Chris Hexton it gets harder for businesses to grow as they get bigger.

How Tammy May created My Budget

11:38PM | Friday, 22 November 2013 | Yolanda Redrup

When young Rich Lister Tammy May was 22, she took a leap of faith. She left her comfortable job at an Adelaide law firm to launch My Budget.

SpotJobs.com celebrates its first birthday

10:37PM | Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | Gavin Lower

The online employment site has overcome the challenges of raising funds and building a team, and now has 250,000 registered users and sees more than 2.5 million page views a month.

$100 million in revenue by year three: Entrepreneur says avoiding external capital key to success

10:24PM | Friday, 11 October 2013 | Rose Powell

In three years, Adam Schwab and Jeremy Same have created an e-commerce empire of seven businesses that will bring in revenue of more than $100 million by the end of this financial year.

Start-up launches to help home owners validate their property sale before listing

10:21PM | Friday, 4 October 2013 | Rose Powell

A web platform that allows home owners looking to sell their property to gauge interest and gather feedback from potential purchasers before listing has launched this week.

Doing business in China: How to crack the market

9:59PM | Friday, 27 September 2013 | Gavin Lower

A teahouse in the middle of the night in the middle of China was the setting for Aaron Zamykal’s first sale of the meal-replacement drink powders made by his company Slim Nation.

How tragedy inspired the NSW Young Entrepreneur of the Year

9:55PM | Friday, 20 September 2013 | Rose Powell

When Franziska Iseli-Hall’s father died five years ago, she realised she was deeply unhappy with her life and decided to quit the corporate world and launch her own business.

Juggling family life: How one entrepreneur did it

8:52PM | Friday, 30 August 2013 | Gavin Lower

With four children to raise, entrepreneur Dr Elaine Saunders and husband John made a decision that wasn’t common at the time.

How health.com.au became the only new private health insurer in 30 years

8:56PM | Monday, 26 August 2013 | Rose Powell

Private health insurer health.com.au took out the Start-up Award at the national Telstra Australian Business Awards last week.

Jaffles fly from the sky in Melbourne when fun ideas take off and no one said no

8:50AM | Monday, 26 August 2013 | Rose Powell

Mini-parachutes were attached to pre-ordered jaffles and set free to float from a balcony in Melbourne’s Flinders Lane last week, as Jafflechutes ran their first experiment.

Online travel management tool breaks down borders

8:19PM | Friday, 23 August 2013 | Gavin Lower

Duncan Thomas has assembled an unlikely international team to help bring his online travel management start-up to life.

Gourmet solution to a family’s start-up dreams

8:25PM | Friday, 16 August 2013 | Rose Powell

Husband and wife team, blogger Kim and chef Andrew, launched All Consuming Food, a gourmet dinner home delivery service last month in a bid to take charge of their lives and finances.

Discgo Charger solves mobile phone charging dilemma

5:09PM | Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Gavin Lower

It was while watching a cricket Test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground that actor and former events director Sean Brandtman came up with an idea for a portable battery charger for mobile phones.

How Flippa hit $100 million in turnover in its first four years

5:41PM | Thursday, 2 May 2013 | Oliver Milman

Many businesses complain about the high Australian dollar. However, website marketplace Flippa has grown to over $100 million in turnover with just 5% of its customers in Australia.

How I sold a record 1,500 deals on LivingSocial

3:21PM | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A Darwin-based entrepreneur has offered start-ups some key tips for group buying campaigns, after her business attracted a record number of deals on daily deals website LivingSocial.

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