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Australian law firm focused on startups opens New York and London offices

8:31PM | Tuesday, 19 August 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne-based startup lawyers General Standards is opening New York and London offices to support its Australian startup clients’ international expansions.

Legal matters

Living off $3 a day in San Francisco to support entrepreneurs in the developing world

8:05PM | Monday, 18 August 2014 | Kye White

Australian entrepreneur Chris Ball is set to ride 2000 kilometres from Seattle to San Francisco, while living on just $3 per day, to raise money and awareness for Spark International.

 | Leadership

A Q&A on dealing with internships and unpaid work

8:09PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Kirsten Robb

There’s been a lot of talk about internships recently and the potential problems of exploitation employers can run into when they take on free labour.

 | Legal matters

BEST OF THE WEB: Snowden, the business of Buzzfeed and the first smile

8:37PM | Friday, 15 August 2014 | Bronwen Clune

If there’s one thing you take the time to read this week, let this be it.

 | Leadership

Starting up: Is partnership really a good idea?

8:34PM | Thursday, 14 August 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

You have agreed with a friend or colleague to start up your business idea. But if you don’t agree upfront how to structure your ‘arrangement’, you can end up in big legal battles.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Eight great startup quotes to help you get through your day

8:21AM | Wednesday, 13 August 2014 | Broede Carmody

Starting your own company can be the hardest thing you ever do, but a few words of wisdom never go astray.

 | Planning  | Leadership

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.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Leadership  | Business advice and education

The Great Fragmentation

8:32AM | Thursday, 7 August 2014 | Steve Sammartino

It used to be that you’d get a job and stay with your employer your whole working life. Smart employers, and certainly startups, are now beginning to look for people with wide experience, otherwise known as ‘horizontal personnel’.

 | IT  | Managing people

Battle of the apps: Yo drops copyright infringement complaint against Oi!

8:22PM | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | Eloise Keating

A copyright battle between two single-word messaging apps appears to be over before it even got started.

 | Legal matters

How to give people a “good feeling” about you

8:05PM | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Like it or loathe it intuition and having a “good feeling” about someone or something can greatly impact our business decisions and the purchase decisions of our customers and potential customers.

 | Management  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

Lack of dedicated incubators and accelerators holds back booming Australian health startup sector

8:21PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia’s health tech startup scene is booming, both in terms of interest and innovation, but funding remains a major issue for startups, according to a leading figure in the sector.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Leadership  | Management

The bad bits: Entrepreneurs spill the beans

8:56PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Nina Hendy

Late nights, loneliness, the banks refusing to back you, 80-hour weeks, lost friendships. Here’s a look at what it’s really like to be an entrepreneur.

 | Leadership  | Management

Startup leaders respond with caution to possible ESOP changes

8:39PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australian startup industry leaders react to the federal government’s indication that it will move to relax tax arrangements around employee share programs.

 | Leadership

Novelty app Yo! accuses Aussie nanosocial API of copyright infringement

8:03PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Novelty nanosocial app Yo! has allegedly accused Australian-based push notification API Oi! of copyright infringement.

 | Legal matters  | Technology

EU push for worldwide ‘right to be forgotten’ laws tests internet freedom

7:48PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

EU regulators are pushing for the EU court ruling on the ‘right to be forgotten’ to be extended worldwide. Here's the legal implications for your startup.

 | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Government and Regulation  | Vanessa Emilio

Stripe founder John Collison: Why you need to hire the right people, and much more

7:53PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Last week Stripe co-founder John Collision sat down with SEEK co-founder Paul Bassat and chatted about a wide range of topics including the importance of co-founder relationships, hiring the right people, the future of e-commerce, and much more.

 | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Australian startup to coach office workers on how to improve efficiency by writing better

7:56PM | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup is looking to help office workers write cleaner, sharper documents in order to boost productivity.

 | Managing people

Tracking your digital fingerprint online raises privacy issues

7:21AM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | Robert Merkel

Just how much information we give away about ourselves as we browse the web has been raised again by a tracking device used in thousands of websites.

 | Marketing  | Legal matters

Could a brainstorming session lead to intellectual property issues?

7:09AM | Monday, 28 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

There are a few potential issues associated with this scenario you need to consider.

 | Innovation  | Legal matters  | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Startmate opens applications for 2015 intake

7:32PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Sydney-based mentor-driven seed funding program Startmate has opened applications for its 2015 intake, with the iconic program now entering into its fifth year.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Workspace
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