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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.

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.

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.

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.

Crowdsourcing competitions often hijacked

8:00PM | Thursday, 21 August 2014 | Charis Palmer

Crowdsourcing competitions, popular with companies seeking to tap into groups of knowledge, are often diminished by malicious behaviour, according to a new study.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Former newspaper exec Jack Matthews claims his tech startup Rewardle

7:39PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Jack Matthews, the former head of Fairfax’s digital and metropolitan news divisions, has been named as the new chairman of loyalty card app Rewardle.

From ‘GigaCat’ to ‘L1m3Monk3y’: Simple tips for naming your startup

7:28PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Taskmaster

The great news is that even if you are lazy or creatively bankrupt, you can still choose a great startup name. The Taskmaster shows you how.

Reverse Brain Drain: Searching the world to bring student entrepreneurs to Aussie shores

7:37PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Joshua Flannery

There has been endless talk of the problems and issues related to young Australian entrepreneurs leaving Australia. But what can Australia do to attract talent back to its startup ecosystem?

Kids these days! Entrepreneurship the key to addressing youth unemployment

7:23PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Kye White

Implementing policies which encourage entrepreneurship would help raise the quality of jobs for youth in Australia, according to Ernst and Young global vice chair of strategic growth markets, Maria Pinelli.

Four tips to push past the point of no inspiration

7:38PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

We've all felt the frustration of staring at a blank computer screen or piece of paper when it needs to be full of ideas or content. Here are four tips to help you get started.

Everything you need to know about building a startup in China

6:26PM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

China’s booming mobile market is creating lucrative new business opportunities for startups, according to Australian entrepreneur and Koombah cofounder Jason Lim, who recently returned from China.

Going plane crazy

6:28AM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Taskmaster

Old Taskmaster explains a crucial difference between high-flying ideals and being on the right track.

Medical startup in a healthy position amid Medicare co-contribution debate

5:51PM | Monday, 26 May 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Online health startup Doctus promises Australians a cost-effective alternative for simple, low-risk medical conditions, as controversy rages over the proposed $7 Medicare co-payment scheme that was introduced as part of the federal budget.

Your convenience or mine? A tale of two salespeople

5:18PM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Linnet Hunter

Two salespeople were sent the same sales request. Here’s why one of them closed the deal.

Why do partnerships bust up?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Matt Murphy

Much like romantic relationships, happy business partnerships can end in a nasty legal divorce. Here are five common reasons why business partnerships end and what you can do to prevent it from happening.

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