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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.

Australian delegation confirmed for young entrepreneurs summit

3:40PM | Friday, 15 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A raft of successful entrepreneurs will represent Australia at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Russia, including Jo Burston, Kim Heras and Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin.

One Aussie entrepreneur to meet Richard Branson via LinkedIn comp

3:35PM | Thursday, 14 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Australian entrepreneurs are being encouraged to write a 25-word submission for the chance to sit on a panel with Sir Richard Branson at a University of Queensland Business School event.

Pre-launch start-up TheBestDay scores $1.1 million in funding

3:33PM | Wednesday, 13 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Young entrepreneur Whitney Komor has scored $1.1 million from OneVentures and Sydney Angels for her social planning start-up TheBestDay, which is still months away from launching.

US investor pitching competition – five top tips from finalists

3:26PM | Wednesday, 13 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

The co-founders of two start-ups have offered their top tips on pitching, after their businesses were selected as finalists for General Assembly’s Pitch to a US Venture Capital Firm Competition

Sydney Founder Institute awards local ‘fellowships’

3:15PM | Monday, 11 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Sydney Dev Camp founder Danila Davidson is hoping to inspire more women to enter the start-up scene, after being awarded the Female Founder Fellowship by the Sydney Founder Institute.

Backpack Bed for homeless named an Edison Award finalist

3:04PM | Friday, 8 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A backpack bed designed by Melbourne social enterprise Swags for Homeless has been named a finalist in the social impact category of the 2013 Edison Awards, to be held in Chicago next month.

CommBank names first five businesswomen for Silicon Valley tour

3:58PM | Friday, 8 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Queensland businesswoman Yvette Adams will take part in a study tour in Silicon Valley along with nine other women, two years after appearing in the 2011 StartupSmart Awards Top 50.

Meet the 25 start-ups selected for the Advance Innovation Program

3:50PM | Thursday, 7 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

The co-founder of Perth-based start-up Floq is hoping to raise up to $1 million from US investors after being selected as one of 25 start-ups for this year’s Advance Innovation Program.

Matchbox wins global innovation award – five things you can learn

3:28PM | Wednesday, 6 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Kitchenware and cookware retailer Matchbox has been named the Australian winner of the 2012 Global Innovation Award, recognised for its design and franchising model.

Six standouts from Forbes’ 2013 World’s Billionaires list

3:47PM | Tuesday, 5 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Forbes has welcomed a number of notable newcomers to its World’s Billionaires list, including the founders of fashion brands Diesel and Tory Burch, and China’s version of Steve Jobs.

Pollenizer celebrates fifth birthday: Five lessons from the start-up pioneer

3:32PM | Monday, 4 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Mick Liubinskas has highlighted the trials and tribulations of Pollenizer, including how it turned Spreets into a $40 million company, as the online venture builder celebrates its fifth birthday.

Revealed: Characteristics of $1 billion consumer tech companies

3:24PM | Monday, 4 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

The average age of companies that the owners sell at more than $1 billion is seven years, according to US venture capitalist Jacob Mullins, who has revealed the common characteristics of $1 billion consumer tech companies.

Five start-ups that are tackling life’s annoying problems

3:56PM | Monday, 4 March 2013 | Oliver Milman

Everyday annoyances can be great places to find inspiration for a new business. Here are five great examples of start-ups that are cashing in by solving common problems. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

Lean start-up model is challenging but rewarding, says serial entrepreneur

3:41PM | Friday, 1 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Serial entrepreneur Ruwan Weerasooriya has highlighted the challenges of adopting a lean start-up model in his latest start-up Rewardle, after selling another start-up to oOh!media last year.

PayPal co-founder launches Affirm, aims for one-click mobile payments

2:04PM | Thursday, 28 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

PayPal co-founder Max Levchin is launching a new mobile payments start-up called Affirm, the first project to come out of Levchin’s San Francisco tech incubator.

$1.9 million grant generates global distribution deal for ultrasound device maker

2:00AM | Thursday, 28 February 2013 | Michelle Hammond

A South Australian manufacturer of ultrasound devices has announced a global distribution partnership with a Japanese company, two years after receiving a $1.9 million government grant.

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