Business advice and education



Bad lecturers drove this entrepreneur to launch his own online learning business

4:10AM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Dan Brand graduated from uni 12 weeks ago, but not before the poor quality of some of his lecturers drove him to launch a rapidly growing business for which he has just locked in an angel investor.

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.

What these students learnt surviving the UNSW Startup Games

3:45PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Rose Powell

After an intense four weekend startup accelerator program, the cofounders of FoodEasy say they learnt a lot about how to make money from limited resources.

Griffin Accelerator program launched in Canberra at ANU

3:31PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Rose Powell

A new accelerator program focused on efficiency solutions for government departments has been launched at the Australian National University by ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.

Sick of being the team’s “weak link”, this founder is committed to learning how to code

3:14PM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Sam Birmingham has played a key role in developing the Perth ecosystem, and a couple of startups, so far. And this month, he’s going to learn how to code come hell or high water.

$30,000 Australian scholarship to study at Singularity University in Silicon Valley

3:07PM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Silicon Valley-based training facility the Singularity University is offering a fully sponsored position in its graduate studies program to an Australian startup founder developing an idea or project in the climate and environment sector.

Why Australia is behind Vietnam when it comes to teaching programming to our children

3:23AM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

With an explosion in more jobs than there are computer science students, learning computer programming is as essential for the 21st century as learning to read or write.

MAP14 launches, announcing it’s now more than just an accelerator

3:23PM | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Melbourne University’s startup accelerator MAP will officially launch for the year at an event tonight.

Discussion hosted by UTS Business School looks at the need to foster an entrepreneurial spirit in Australia

3:05PM | Monday, 24 March 2014 | Lesley Parker

Panellists agree that government at all levels, investors, industry and universities all have important roles to play, especially by collaborating.

UTS Business School and BlueChilli partner to bring entrepreneurial flair to corporates

3:32PM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | StartupSmart

UTS Business School and venture technology company BlueChilli have formed a partnership to develop startup-like innovation skills within the corporate sector.

What we learnt at South by Southwest: Australian entrepreneurs share their insights

3:43PM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Rose Powell

With Australian startup people heading back from South by Southwest in Austin, many of them felt the event may be losing its lustre due to its sheer scale.

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.

Start-up internship program at Melbourne University to run again as interns get hired

3:01PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Rose Powell

The Tin Alley program has been declared a success with two of the five Melbourne University students involved in the program hired after completing their internships at tech start-ups and councils.

Stanford start-up tutors share the top five myths about scaling tech start-ups

3:00AM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Rose Powell

By definition, every start-up plans to get global sooner or later. But scaling a business poorly is one of the fastest ways to kill it, according to two Stanford lecturers.

Is this Australia’s most remote co-working space? New tech hub launched

3:22PM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 | Rose Powell

A newly launched co-working space in Bega may well be one of Australia’s most remote, with the closest metropolitan centre, Canberra, a three-hour drive away.

Gold Coast start-up ecosystem taking off as Bond University launches accelerator program

3:02PM | Monday, 3 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Bond University has announced it will run its first accelerator program this year, as part of the national rollout of the Incubate program.

Opportunities abound in start-ups partnering with corporates, but beware the risks

3:52PM | Monday, 3 March 2014 | Gavin Lower

Partnering with a large corporate may appear attractive for start-ups, but a co-founder of Facebook marketing platform Tiger Pistol says there are important issues to consider.

The importance of having a coach in business and life

2:22PM | Thursday, 27 February 2014 | Jonathan Weinstock

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.

Silicon Valley veteran and investor Susan Wu explains what matters most for start-ups

2:22AM | Tuesday, 25 February 2014 | Rose Powell

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.