It’s fair to say 2012 was a mammoth year, not only for the various incubators and co-working spaces, but for the Australian start-up scene in general.
An impressive lineup of speakers will take to the stage at the 2012 Technology Entrepreneurship Forum, including Jerry Engel and Leni Mayo, while start-ups will vie for $50,000 in prizes.
The fall of online retail business Shooii into administration this week is a further sobering reminder to entrepreneurs of the importance of cashflow.
The co-founder of Melbourne-based incubator AngelCube says he makes a conscious effort to recruit female mentors, but believes more can be done to entice women into the industry.
It is a rather grim irony that the York Butter Factory – a venture designed to unearth the most innovative, modern tech businesses in Australia – could fall foul to the kind of needless Twitter gaffe that other, less web-savvy, companies have blundered into.
An online start-up that aims to help people improve their magic tricks has won first prize at Startup Weekend Adelaide 2012, receiving in-kind prizes worth more than $13,000.
Melbourne Population: 4.07 million Start-up survival rate: 74.3% (2007 to 2009)
AngelCube co-founder Andrew Birt says he’s impressed by the quality of applicants for the incubator’s next start-up round, saying it reflects Melbourne’s maturing start-up ecosystem.
AngelCube, the Melbourne-based incubator, will open applications for its second round of start-ups tomorrow, increasing its intake to eight teams, with a special interest in marketplace concepts and software-as-a-service.
Tech start-ups need to build up their brand and achieve market traction before they can secure funding, according to the co-founder of Melbourne-based tech incubator Angel Cube.
Start-ups of Melbourne rejoice! As we reported yesterday, start-up incubator PushStart revealed that it is to hold its first mentor speed dating event, Mentor Live, in the city next week.
StartupSmart may be heading unscathed towards its first birthday on Thursday, but it’s clear that many start-ups don’t manage to make it that far or merely limp to their first anniversary.
2012 is shaping up to be the best year yet for Australian tech start-ups.
Serial entrepreneur Andrew Birt is looking for Melbourne-based start-ups to become the first group of participants for his latest venture AngelCube, an early stage incubator for web-based businesses.