Business advice and education



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.

International tech start-up report reveals funding trends for founders

2:59PM | Monday, 3 February 2014 | Rose Powell

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.

Global Entrepreneurship Congress delegation to Moscow open for applications

1:47PM | Thursday, 30 January 2014 | Rose Powell

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.

Australian founder salaries analysed in global survey

1:39PM | Friday, 24 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

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.

Why doing your own accounting matters and why everyone can do it

1:46PM | Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | Rose Powell

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.

There are some things that business owners just won’t do in 2014

1:27PM | Tuesday, 21 January 2014 | Nina Hendy

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-complete start-up shares its accelerator journey so far

1:36PM | Monday, 20 January 2014 | Rose Powell

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.

Navigating your goods through customs: Customs broker launches program for young entrepreneurs

1:15PM | Friday, 17 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

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.

Australian founders leading the world in how much they pay themselves

1:43PM | Thursday, 16 January 2014 | Rose Powell

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.

Western Australia to launch national tech festival with sizeable international contingent

1:35PM | Monday, 13 January 2014 | Rose Powell

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 intake announced: Trends from the applications and the eight companies selected

1:01PM | Friday, 10 January 2014 | Rose Powell

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.

Australian start-up ecosystem raising the bar for the London start-up community

1:44PM | Friday, 10 January 2014 | Rose Powell

In 2013 Australia was able to achieve something London has been desperately trying to do for the last few years.

Co-working space for advanced technology start-ups launches in Melbourne

1:03PM | Wednesday, 8 January 2014 | Rose Powell

A co-working space for start-ups in the advanced technology industries such as medical devices and nanotechnology has launched in Melbourne.

Accelerator program for fashion start-ups launched by Creative Enterprises Australia

1:54PM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Creative Enterprises Australia has announced an accelerator program for fashion start-ups, as an additional offering in its suite of creative start-up programs.