Business advice and education



The right music can help you get ahead in business: Research

8:15PM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Cara Waters

The key to being more successful in business could be in the music you listen to.

Upcoming event encourages the next generation of female tech leaders

8:19PM | Friday, 8 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Go Girl Go for IT, a free upcoming event for high school girls from years 8 to 11 organised by the Victorian ICT for Women Network, aims to encourage girls to consider a career in the tech industry.

A Brisbane-based startup grapples with the tricky art of project management

8:00PM | Wednesday, 6 August 2014 | Kye White

There are numerous software companies operating in the project management space, and Brisbane-based startup Grapple is hoping to offer a service that complements all of them.

First episode of That Startup Show taped in Melbourne

8:07PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A who’s who of the tech and startup scene gathered in Melbourne to watch the filming of the first episode of That Startup Show, a new web and TV series aimed at the startup community.

Start Up Australia launches, not to be confused with StartupAus

7:12PM | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Kye White

Start Up Australia will offer a number of free resources to entrepreneurs to help get their businesses and business ideas off the ground.

That Start Up Show announces first panel line-up

7:17PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | StartupSmart

That Start Up Show, the Australian startup and entrepreneurial web series, has announced the line-up of its first panel, including Alan Noble, Bronwen Clune and Seb Eckersley-Maslin.

Bill Gates reveals his top six books for 2014

7:10PM | Wednesday, 16 July 2014 | Eloise Keating

He might be the world’s richest person, but did you know Bill Gates is an avid reader?

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.

Can entrepreneurship really be taught in the classroom?

7:44PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Joshua Flannery

The fact is there are clear benefits to teaching entrepreneurship in a classroom setting. Students learn the fundamental theory behind why, how and where to start up a business.

Guy Kawasaki tells StartupSmart why MVP should go beyond just viable

7:31PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Kye White

Minimum viable product, or MVP, is missing two ‘V’s according to current Canva and former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki.

It’s time to put ethics on the startup industry agenda

7:16AM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

The recent scandal involving Facebook’s manipulation of users’ emotions, without their consent, has raised serious questions around ethical conduct of technology companies, as well as our complacency.

Can universities justify investment in startups?

6:29PM | Tuesday, 24 June 2014 | Joshua Flannery

In 2014, one thing is certain when looking at the way universities in Australia are beginning to support their students in the area of entrepreneurship: No one really knows if they are doing the right thing.

Pollenizer launches an online community to help entrepreneurs connect

6:02PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Kye White and Andrew Sadauskas

Pollenizer has officially launched a new online community, called the Pollenizer Guild, which is designed to help startup entrepreneurs connect with one another.

Web Directions celebrates 10 years with a star line-up

6:17PM | Thursday, 19 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

The internet ain’t what it was in 2004 and on the tenth anniversary of Web Directions, the conference organisers are taking the time to remember just how far it’s come.

Are sponsored schools the future of digital education in Australia?

6:39PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

IT giant IBM has entered into talks with key stakeholders to begin sponsoring Australian school education programs.

Kounta takes on MYOB investment

6:25AM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Point-of-sale start-up Kounta has secured investment from accounting software giant MYOB in a partnership that will see an integrated accounting and point-of-service offering for MYOB clients.

Entrepreneurs group launched in Geelong, aims to grow startup culture

5:55PM | Monday, 26 May 2014 | Kye White

A team of businesspeople and entrepreneurs are launching a group in Geelong that hopes to create a startup economy to help fill the void created by a declining manufacturing industry.

Startup Weekend gets the female treatment

5:59PM | Monday, 12 May 2014 | Kye White

When Startup Weekend Melbourne Women gets underway this weekend, it will be the first time a startup weekend event has catered specially to Australian women.

CeBIT StartUp 2014 – the rundown from a startup’s perspective

5:41PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Sarah Moran

So what exactly did CeBIT StartUp 2014 offer the budding startup entrepreneur? Sarah Moran gives us the lowdown.

Geek Girls are doing it for themselves

5:56PM | Thursday, 1 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

The success of Girl Geek Dinner workshops in Melbourne has encouraged the organisers to launch Girl Geek Academy, dedicated to providing training and workshops for women wanting to enter the tech industry.