February 2014

Corporate legal world held no attraction for LegalVision's Lachlan McKnight – Follow the Founder series

2:04PM | Friday, 28 February 2014 | By Gavin Lower After working as a corporate lawyer in Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, Lachlan McKnight couldn’t see the attraction of spending 10 to 15 years climbing the company ladder to reach the top.

Course provider platform WeTeachMe provides lesson in growth – Follow the Founder

2:52PM | Friday, 28 February 2014 | By Gavin Lower Since launching just over a year ago, learning courses marketplace start-up WeTeachMe has already attracted over 10,000 courses to list on its platform.

The eight biggest announcements from the 2014 Mobile World Congress

2:38PM | Friday, 28 February 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas The world's largest mobile industry event, the Mobile World Congress, has wrapped up for 2014. Especially if you're an app developer, here are eight huge announcements you need to be aware of.

Making lazy millions and are you happy or just app-y?: Best of the Web reads

2:23AM | Friday, 28 February 2014 | By Gavin Lower Lazy doesn’t have to be a dirty word. In fact, laziness can be a driver to success and early retirement.

Finding cash for a business by re-mortgaging your home: Start-ups are Scary

2:36AM | Friday, 28 February 2014 | By Rose Powell Belinda Jennings had to run her fair share of risk to launch the business, including re-mortgaging her home and quitting her job with two kids aged under three.

THE NEWS WRAP: Qantas in showdown with unions over job cuts and wage freezes

2:24AM | Friday, 28 February 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Embattled Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce is set to begin talks with union heavyweights today after announcing 5000 job cuts and a wage freeze, following a massive $252 million loss for the December half.

Top five lessons from the OzApp awards: A finalist shares what he learnt

2:53PM | Thursday, 27 February 2014 | By Damien Hatton, a finalist at the 2014 OzApp awards last week, is an app that tells travellers what’s on at their destination during their dates of travel. Here are my five tips.

University of NSW’s Startup Games program open for applications

2:28PM | Thursday, 27 February 2014 | By Gavin Lower Applications for the University of New South Wales’s New South Innovations Startup Games have opened, seeking students keen to learn entrepreneurship.

Coffee pre-ordering app acquires e-loyalty app and prepares for growth

2:16PM | Thursday, 27 February 2014 | By Rose Powell Coffee pre-ordering app Beat the Q has opened up access to 1600 cafes and 320,000 users through their acquisition of Australia’s largest mobile loyalty scheme eCoffeeCard.

Brisbane City Council renews grant program for young entrepreneurs

2:12PM | Thursday, 27 February 2014 | By Rose Powell Brisbane City Council will be opening up applications for the second intake of its Budding Entrepreneurs Program after a successful pilot program.