Business advice and education
Remember those piano or guitar lessons you loved (or hated) as a kid? Perhaps you were forced to go to tennis lessons? Now you’re in business, it’s time to hire another coach.
Susan Wu is a start-up veteran and investor who has worked with some of the best founders in the business. She IPOed her first company at 24 and advised companies including Twitter, Square and Medium.
Two start-ups have combined forces to offer a scholarship worth $2000 for Australian university students to encourage them to start their own businesses.
Sydney and Melbourne are readying to host Australia’s first female-only hack-days as women’s coder groups combine forces to boost the number of female tech start-up founders.
Melbourne-based accelerator AngelCube is searching for up to 10 fast-growing companies for their fourth intake, with applications opening in early March.
Toyota’s announcement that it will stop making cars in Australia by 2017 adds to the urgency for productivity and new jobs to be created elsewhere in the economy, says one of the leaders of Australia’s start-up sector.
Small businesses can list around 55 issues that hold them back from success, growth and happiness, according to small business trainer and Key Person of Influence chief executive Glen Carlson.
Co-working space Hub Adelaide has decided to renew its Young Entrepreneur Fellowship programs, four months into its six-month pilot.
The muru-D accelerator team have worked their way through hundreds of applications and whittled down their top 25 to 10 companies to enter the program.
The Economist has published a 16-page report on the international tech start-up movement, identifying flows of capital, the darker side of entrepreneurship and key organisations including Australian accelerator Startmate.
Entrepreneurs with ambitions beyond their own borders have been invited to apply for one of 15 places in the Australian delegation to Moscow for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2014.
Nearly three-quarters of Australia’s start-up founders are aged between 31 and 40 and are paying themselves just over $US55,000 ($A62,700) a year, an analysis of global founder salaries has found.
The University of Technology, Sydney has launched a series of one-day courses on accounting fundamentals to equip start-ups from non-financial backgrounds with the ability to manage their businesses.
Many entrepreneurs use the new year to decide on changes to their businesses. Here are some of the practices successful leaders are leaving in the past.
Email auto-completing software start-up Composure is two months old, a couple of weeks into the Startmate accelerator and miles ahead of their original planning.
Customs broker Peter McRae has seen the pitfalls for young entrepreneurs who excitedly import goods into Australia only to be tripped up by unexpected charges.
Even if you’re just keeping yourself alive for the first few years as the founder of your start-up, sooner or later you’ll need to start paying yourself a salary.
The West Tech Fest will launch in Perth this Friday, bringing together hundreds of developers, start-up entrepreneurs and investors from across Australia and beyond.
Startmate has announced the eight companies that made it through the selection process to join the five-month accelerator program spanning Sydney and San Francisco.
In 2013 Australia was able to achieve something London has been desperately trying to do for the last few years.