April 2014

Construction begins on entrepreneurial hub for NSW’s Illawarra region

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | By StartupSmart Construction has begun on a three-storey, 4000 square metre building to house up to 280 entrepreneurs.

National INCUBATE university accelerator program to pitch at Google Demo Day

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | By Rose Powell Fifteen early-stage startups manned by students from four universities will pitch at the National Demo Day for the INCUBATE program during a Google for Entrepreneurs event today.

Rise of the app biz models: the new taxi industry

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | By Hamish Petrie This week’s big announcement on NSW’s taxi reforms is quite possibly the best news for the taxi industry in a long time.

Switch off from your startup this May

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | By Dr Elise Bialylew From the outside, meditation can look like a whole lot of nothing, but you only need to try it for a few minutes to realise just how challenging it can be to develop our attention and sharpen our focus.

Three social media trends every startup should know about

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | By Zach Kitschke What can you do to spice up your social media presence? Here are some of the top things we took home from this year’s Social Media Marketing World conference.

Best of the Web: The collapse of Better Place; The 25-year-old CEO of Lonely Planet; Twitter co-founder tells all

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | By Cara Waters The collapse last year of Better Place, the electric car company based in Melbourne and Israel is a “21st century cautionary tale”, according to Max Chafkin writing in FastCompany.

THE NEWS WRAP: Google Glass gets public release in the US next week

4:25AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Google has revealed it is set to release its Google Glass wearable devices to the general public next week.

When Napthine announced Wi-Fi for regional areas, these entrepreneurs jumped on board

4:54PM | Thursday, 10 April 2014 | By Bronwen Clune Late last year two Melbourne Hub members, Nathan Dyer and Jake Puhl, jumped on a V/Line trip to Bendigo with the idea that they would get out of the city and create a “regional pop-up hub” for the day.

Facebook announces new ad formats and audience targeting capabilities

4:48PM | Thursday, 10 April 2014 | By Andrew Sadauskas Facebook has announced the introduction of a new format for its desktop ads, along with new ways for businesses to advertise to users who are similar to their existing user base.

The long-term view is the secret to Atlassian’s success

4:43PM | Thursday, 10 April 2014 | By Cara Waters Atlassian’s $US150 million ($A159m) share sale announced yesterday has rocketed co-founders Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes into Australia’s billionaire rankings.