January 2015

Startups looking for more support from both LNP and Labor in QLD election

1:57PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | By Broede Carmody More than 80% of Queensland startups think the Newman government is not doing enough to support the state’s startup ecosystem.

StartupAUS: What we learnt from Startup Muster

1:44PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | By Peter Bradd Startup Muster launched with quite a lot of fanfare in April last year. It was a highly ambitious project, which aimed to help show government, investors and the media what's really happening in the Australian startup scene.

Windows 10: Holograms are coming, but Internet Explorer is dead

1:15PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | By Andrew Sadauskas Microsoft has unveiled a series of major innovations alongside its cross-platform Windows 10 operating system, including holograms, large-screen versions of its Surface tablet and a major overhaul of its licensing, with Internet Explorer set to be replaced.

Entrepreneurial ecosystems and the role of government policy

1:09PM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | By Tim Mazzarol Over the past 35 years the level of government interest in entrepreneurship and small business development as potential solutions to flagging economic growth and rising unemployment has increased. But is it a good thing?

THE NEWS WRAP: Microsoft gives sneak peek of Windows 10

1:31AM | Thursday, 22 January 2015 | By Kye White Microsoft has given the world a glimpse of what Windows 10 will look like for phones and tablets smaller than eight inches.

The Founder Institute opens applications for its four-month program

1:59PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | By Kye White Startup launch and entrepreneur training program The Founder Institute has opened up applications for its first 2015 semesters in Sydney and Melbourne.

Latest funding round sees Collaborate Corporation move to scale and develop platforms

1:36PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | By Kye White Collaborate Corporation, which operates a number of peer-to-peer marketplaces, including DriveMyCar Rentals, Caramavan, Rentoid, and has a significant stake in Marketboomer, has raised $1.26 million.

An aide Bemoir: startup aims to use NFC to make social media more intimate

1:18PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | By Broede Carmody An Australian startup is looking to leverage near field communications (NFC) technology to allow people to tell stories through their most beloved possessions.

Four things for founders to consider when completing a shareholders’ agreement

1:10PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | By Clare Hallam Most startup founders hit a point where they need to put a shareholders’ agreement (SHA) in place for their company. And many entrepreneurs are out of their depth without knowing it.

Three ways to improve your pitch deck

1:00PM | Wednesday, 21 January 2015 | By Broede Carmody The difference between a good pitch and an average one can see your startup either getting much-needed venture capital or the cold shoulder from investors.