Business advice and education



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.

Five technology trends small businesses need to consider in 2014

1:00AM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

With technology always and rapidly evolving, it can be tough for small businesses to keep up.

Take inspiration from these Aussie entrepreneurs who spill the beans on their key goals for 2014

1:00AM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | Nina Hendy

Some of Australia’s top entrepreneurs have some very lofty goals for 2014.

Make suppliers fight for your business

12:54PM | Thursday, 19 December 2013 | Taskmaster

Most entrepreneurs know from experience that you need to wheel and deal to get a sale across the line. And that goes for supplier deals as well.

Australian angel networks need to go slow, warns investment expert

12:14PM | Wednesday, 18 December 2013 | Rose Powell

The Australian investment ecosystem is maturing to a point where it needs to start asking itself serious questions, says serial entrepreneur and investor Brian Dorricott.

Tips for work-life balance over the summer holidays

12:19PM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Dan Moss

Almost 50% of Australian business people say they’ll be working over the summer holidays, a new survey has revealed.

OpenLearning impresses in education tech pitching competition

12:12PM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Rose Powell

An online classroom platform won last week’s education technology start-up pitching competition co-hosted by SydEduTech meetup and the Optus-Innov8 Seed.

How to sell your work without selling your soul: Three tips for creative start-ups

12:45PM | Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Start-ups powered by creative talent can be deeply rewarding if the entrepreneur behind the company can balance the commercial and creative aspects of their work, according to business advisor Tony Shannon.

News Corp Australia to sponsor start-up tech co-working space Fishburners

12:50PM | Friday, 13 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Sydney tech start-up community organisation Fishburners has announced a partnership with News Corp Australia that will include financial sponsorship, training and mentoring.

Sydney University’s Incubate entrepreneurial program begins national rollout with Adelaide

12:35PM | Thursday, 12 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Incubate, a start-up accelerator program launched and piloted by Sydney University, has announced its first partnership with Adelaide University set to run an Incubate program from January 2014.

Camp Kidprenuer wants to raise a generation of entrepreneurs

12:15PM | Tuesday, 10 December 2013 | Myriam Robin

Camp Kidpreneur is a week-long camp for children eight to 12 that teaches them the skills to be an entrepreneur.

MedTech’s Got Talent finalists progress to next stage of program

12:44PM | Monday, 9 December 2013 | Gavin Lower

A robotic arm for people in wheelchairs, a secondary dressing to keep bandages dry and a new design for an auto-injector to save lives were among the winners of the recent Medtech’s Got Talent pitching competition.

Entrepreneurial activity in Wollongong to receive $16.5 million home at university

12:37PM | Friday, 6 December 2013 | Rose Powell

The New South Wales government has announced $16.5 million will go towards building a three-storey, 4000 square metre building to house University of Wollongong’s iAccelerate Centre.

Breakdowns, interventions and entire rebuilds: WeTeachMe’s Start-ups are Scary story

12:31PM | Thursday, 5 December 2013 | Rose Powell

WeTeachMe had been battling away at signing up partners for over a year when they realised they were at breaking point, and had to to make a change fast.

Young entrepreneur shares his insights on hardware start-ups, tall poppy syndrome and risk after US trip

12:56PM | Thursday, 5 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Nineteen-year-old Adam Stone is en route back from the United States after representing Australia at the finals of the 2013 Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Washington DC.

Startup Victoria named official simulcast partner of San Francisco’s Lean Startup Conference

12:42PM | Tuesday, 3 December 2013 | Rose Powell

Advocates of the lean start-up methodology, a customer-led iterative approach to product and business development, are gathering in San Francisco later this week for the International Lean Startup Conference.

AVCAL urges federal government audit commission to maintain funding support for start-ups

11:31PM | Friday, 29 November 2013 | Gavin Lower

AVCAL has urged the federal government’s National Commission of Audit to maintain support for the Innovation Investment Fund and establish a fund to support the biotech industry.

Video: Top entrepreneurs reveal their best advice at Macleay College entrepreneurs forum

11:15PM | Friday, 29 November 2013 | Gavin Lower

Earlier this year Sydney’s Macleay College hosted its first annual entrepreneurs forum.

Google and General Assembly launch free online summer school course in entrepreneurialism

11:45PM | Thursday, 28 November 2013 | Rose Powell

Google has announced an eight-week online course for aspiring tech entrepreneurs to be run from January to March in partnership with digital education group General Assembly.