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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

Xero’s Rod Drury tells how to negotiate failure into success

9:09PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | Kye White

Failure is not the first word that comes to mind when looking at the career of Rod Drury, co-founder of online accounting software company Xero. But like many entrepreneurs before him, failure led him to his success.

 | Leadership

What if we had a ‘National Invention System’?

9:27PM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Ian Maxwell

Australia’s Senate Economics Committee is currently undergoing a review of the National Innovation System in light of the “challenges to Australian industries and jobs posed by increasing global competition in innovation, science, engineering, research and education”.

 | Leadership

More women in tech need to be encouraged to go for it

9:59AM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Tammy Bartow wanted to work at a startup in New York and set herself the goal of getting there by January next year, but it took just three months to realise that dream with a job offer from the company she wanted to work for.

 | Leadership

Are you OK? Why it’s important entrepreneurs speak up about mental health for more than just one day of the year

9:19PM | Thursday, 11 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

R U OK Day has once again brought attention to the stigma attached to mental health in the workplace and beyond.

 | Leadership

Five things every CEO should focus on daily

9:49PM | Wednesday, 10 September 2014 | Alex Parsons

The role of company chief executive brings with it all sorts of challenges, from dealing with the nitty gritty of making decisions daily to formulating strategies to take your company forward.

 | Leadership

Startups should be an equal opportunity sport

9:02PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

It was great to see some amazing women join this year’s AngelCube program, with three of the six teams having female co-founders.

 | Leadership

Envato becomes the first Australian startup to release its diversity figures, encourages others to do the same

9:33PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Kye White

Envato has become the first Australian tech startup to release comprehensive workforce diversity figures.

 | Technology  | Websites  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

Stop underselling your biggest point of difference

9:04PM | Wednesday, 3 September 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

If you are like most business owners, your biggest point of difference comes not from what you do or even how you do it, it comes from what you know.

 | Leadership
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