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Four ways to build a better, faster MVP

10:59PM | Monday, 6 October 2014 | Kye White

The co-founder of Shufflebrain and creator of MVP Design Hacks, Amy Jo Kim, offers her four favourite shortcuts to help startup founders and entrepreneurs create a “faster and better” minimum viable product.

Leadership  | Management

Australia’s 12 most influential people in tech

10:02PM | Monday, 6 October 2014 | Brad Howarth

When these leaders have something to say about technology, a nation listens. Here are the 12 people who have wielded the biggest influence in the Australian tech sector during 2014.

 | Technology  | Leadership

The digital divide is narrowing but more needs to be done

10:36AM | Monday, 6 October 2014 | Philippa Nicole Barr

The digital divide may be narrowing in Australia, but not everyone is connected to the internet yet.

 | Leadership

Healthy growth: Victorian health tech sector to be represented in state government delegation to the US

10:19PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Two emerging Victorian health tech and biotechnology companies and a NICTA research program will be part of a state government delegation travelling to the US for Chicago’s AdvaMed 2014 conference.

 | Marketing  | Growth  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Government and Regulation

ATO guidance on GST treatment of bitcoin at the top of agenda as Senate inquiry is officially announced

10:22PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White

A Senate committee inquiry into bitcoin must examine the ATO’s guidance requiring Australian bitcoin exchanges to charge GST on the value of the bitcoins they supply, industry figures say.

 | Legal matters  | Financing a business  | Tax  | Government and Regulation

The five speed bumps that threaten to derail your MVP project

10:01PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Kye White

Shufflebrain co-founder Amy Jo Kim was practising lean startup methodology before there was a name for it.

 | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Is LinkedIn using your personal image and email contacts?

10:40PM | Thursday, 2 October 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

If you are a LinkedIn member and have signed up with a profile, then the answer is likely yes! LinkedIn is using your details and may be using your image for its marketing campaigns.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Social media  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Calling all apps, OzAPP wants to hear from you

9:40PM | Monday, 29 September 2014 | Kye White

The 2014-15 OzAPP awards is calling on applications for its competition to identify the most innovative mobile, web and cloud app concepts in the Asia-Pacific region.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management

Hackathons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane aiming to turn “health data into information into knowledge”

9:44PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

With interest in health technology booming, an upcoming hackathon across three states is aiming to bring together tech experts and leading medical researchers.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | IT  | Leadership  | Management

AFL fantasy coaching app interest set to surge as Hawthorn battles Sydney in the grand final

9:10PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Bao-Minh Tran-Vo, the cofounder of fantasy footy app developer c8apps, might be in San Francisco, but being 12,658 kilometres from the MCG on AFL grand final day is unlikely to stop the sports aficionado from catching all the action on that one day in September.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Websites  | Leadership  | Managing people

Perth co-working space crowdfunds expansion as local startup scene booms

9:25PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Kye White

Perth co-working space Spacecubed has launched a crowdfunding campaign that will help it double the amount of space it can offer to entrepreneurs and startups.

 | Workspace

Meet “two awesome chicks” solving a common problem

9:15PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

For AngelCube’s Brandspot team, who aim to be the ultimate service for brand assets, their trip to San Francisco and New York has been eye-opening.

 | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Leadership  | Management  | Start-up Profiles

The seven things keeping entrepreneurs from a good night’s sleep

9:47PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Here are the top seven issues standing between entrepreneurs and a peaceful night’s sleep.

 | Leadership  | Management

Three sales writing mistakes that will lose you business

9:24PM | Tuesday, 23 September 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

The common mistakes people make when writing sales letters are easily avoided – when you know what they are. So here are the three most common sales writing mistakes to avoid.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Founder admits he stuffed up when he said women in tech are a cheaper alternative than men

9:28PM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | Kye White

LookSmart founder Evan Thornley says he “stuffed up” when he made sexist comments during a speech he gave at The Sunrise conference in Sydney on Friday.

 | Technology  | Leadership  | Management

The top take aways from The Sunrise Conference

9:04AM | Monday, 22 September 2014 | Jason Allan

Last Friday, Blackbird VC hosted The Sunrise conference which featured some of Australia's greatest technology companies, sharing the stories of their early years. Here are the key take aways for entrepreneurs.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

The right to post negative reviews is legally protected

9:42PM | Thursday, 18 September 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Businesses have been sneaking clauses into their customer terms that allow them to keep deposits or ‘fine’ customers for negative reviews. But is this legal?

 | Legal matters  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Invisibility cloaks closer thanks to ‘digital metamaterials’

9:30PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 |  Penny Orbell

Metamaterials could be the secret to invisibility, according to recent research.

 | Leadership

Startups impatient for change as government inches closer to employee share scheme reform

9:11PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Startups say reform of the employee share scheme can’t come soon enough, as the federal government makes progress on its plans to overhaul the scheme.

 | Legal matters  | Financing a business  | Cashflow  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people  | Government and Regulation

Aussie sports tech startups in the running to get lean with Steve Blank

9:38PM | Tuesday, 16 September 2014 | Kye White

Twenty Australian entrepreneurs will get the chance to learn from Steve Blank, the academic who launched the lean startup movement, when he visits Australia next month.

 | Leadership
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