August 2014

First episode of That Startup Show taped in Melbourne

8:07PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas A who’s who of the tech and startup scene gathered in Melbourne to watch the filming of the first episode of That Startup Show, a new web and TV series aimed at the startup community.

Australian mobile app market booming as tech job growth outpaces the US and UK: Report

8:43PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Australia’s tech jobs market is booming, with the rate of growth for tech jobs outpacing both the US and the UK, according to a new report by the Progressive Policy Institute.

OPINION: Marc Andreessen is wrong. The IPO isn't dying

8:58PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | By Matt Barrie Marc Andreessen recently lamented the death of the IPO in the United States, blaming over regulation and short sellers as the reason why the general public no longer gets to share in the spectacular capital returns that earlier technology stocks like Microsoft and Amazon delivered.

Startup leaders respond with caution to possible ESOP changes

8:39PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | By 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.

Meet the co-founders of a $300,000 tech business – who have never met

8:22PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | By Nina Hendy The tyranny of distance isn’t an issue for two Australian men who have built a $300,000 tech startup in just a year.

Young Aussie entrepreneur wins nod of approval from Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak for airport meet-up app

8:09PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | By Broede Carmody A young Australian entrepreneur is looking to revolutionise the airport experience with a social media app that has caught the eye of Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak.

ASIC warning on backdoor listings as tech companies take on mining shells

8:56PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | By Eloise Keating The Australian Securities and Investments Commission is warning investors and company directors to exercise caution when pursuing backdoor listings on the Australian Stock Exchange.

OPINION: economic frustration calls for focus — and courage

8:41PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | By Tom Burton A worrying competitiveness gap in key Australian business sectors requires a keen policy focus from government — and a good heap of courage.

$50k up for grabs for UNSW student entrepreneurs

8:32PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | By StartupSmart A UNSW student-led startup will be offered up to $50,000 in seed funding through a partnership struck between Venturetec Accelerator and UNSW’s NewSouth Innovations.

Former AFL ruckman tackles entrepreneurial career, new student notes business is on the mark

8:19PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Former Port Adelaide AFL ruckman Hugh Minson is tackling a new career as a startup entrepreneur, with a venture called Nexus Notes that allows students to download university course notes.