Business advice and education



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.

Start-ups unite to offer $2000 scholarship for entrepreneurial uni students

2:51AM | Wednesday, 19 February 2014 | Rose Powell

Two start-ups have combined forces to offer a scholarship worth $2000 for Australian university students to encourage them to start their own businesses.

Australia’s first all-female hackathons to launch in Sydney and Melbourne

2:25PM | Monday, 17 February 2014 | Rose Powell

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’s only private accelerator program to open for new intake

2:11PM | Monday, 17 February 2014 | Rose Powell

Melbourne-based accelerator AngelCube is searching for up to 10 fast-growing companies for their fourth intake, with applications opening in early March.

Toyota closure reinforces need for innovation to create new jobs

2:16PM | Tuesday, 11 February 2014 | Gavin Lower

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.

The five issues small businesses face and how to get over them

2:00AM | Monday, 10 February 2014 | Gavin Lower

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.

Hub Adelaide renews Young Entrepreneur Fellowship program to stop brain drain

2:43PM | Thursday, 6 February 2014 | Rose Powell

Co-working space Hub Adelaide has decided to renew its Young Entrepreneur Fellowship programs, four months into its six-month pilot.

Ten start-ups announced for Telstra-backed accelerator program muru-D

2:26PM | Tuesday, 4 February 2014 | Rose Powell

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.