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Are startups addictive?

12:58PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | Clare Hallam

Working in a startup can be harsh, fast paced and often extremely chaotic. Nothing is certain. So what is it that attracts us to startups?

Parse founder Tikhon Bernstam on Silicon Valley investors being scared of Australia and why bootstrapping is underrated

12:48AM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Kye White

A lot of Silicon Valley investors believe good deals will come to them, which leads them to missing out on good deals outside of the United States, and contributes to Australia’s venture capital problem.

How getting the right domain name grew my business overnight

7:57PM | Monday, 14 July 2014 | Shaun McGowan

One night at a domain name conference I bought a domain name for $2000. It changed the direction my business was heading – in a good way.

Teenage brother and sister duo take on eBay with hybrid social media and online marketplace startup

7:31PM | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Sailr, developed by brother and sister duo Naomi Feiglin, 19, and Nathan Feiglin, 16, plans to be a more social and mobile-friendly version of eBay.

Melbourne startup aims to kick-start your mobile phone’s battery life

7:16PM | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Is your phone constantly out of juice? Not to worry, a Melbourne-based startup is coming to the rescue.

A Tasmanian startup is trying to take a bite out of the lucrative online video industry

5:01PM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Kye White

Tasmanian animation startup Biteable has its eyes set on the lucrative online business video market.

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.

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