Should Australia’s Silicon Valley be Melbourne or Sydney? Why not build a startup nation instead!

3:56PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Taskmaster

Old Taskmaster is back with a take on whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the centre of Australia's startup scene.

Planning  | Business planning

Paris v Kim: ASX-listed games company takes on Kim Kardashian scoring deal with Paris Hilton

3:09PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Kirsten Robb

A Hong Kong-based ASX-listed company is planning to take on the internet’s biggest name, Kim Kardashian, with a rival celebrity mobile phone game.

 | Business planning

Perth International Arts Festival gets hacked – in a good way

3:18PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Art and technology converged at the Perth International Arts Festival over the past week to create digital artwork with no limits.

 | Business planning

Seven errors entrepreneurs make when selling to large corporates and how to avoid them

2:47PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Shane Goldberg

The dream of many tech startups is to partner with, or sell their solution to, large companies that will either pay them a truckload of money or on-sell their products through their huge distribution channels.

 | Planning

Appster launches high school course to find the developers of tomorrow

2:30PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne startup Appster is partnering up with the Department of Education in Tasmania and New Town High School in Hobart to create a new course designed to teach students the foundations of coding and app creation.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Business advice and education

AngelCube accelerator applications open: "We don’t just want a high level crazy idea"

2:39PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Kye White

Vision, ability to execute, and global ambitions are the qualities Melbourne-based accelerator AngelCube is looking for from applicants for its 2015 program.

 | Planning

Dating apps look to love interests at heart

2:23PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Interest-specific dating apps could be the way of the future, according to tech entrepreneur Andrew Dowling.

 | Planning

That Startup Show prepares pitching workshops

2:43PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

That Startup Show is set to go on the road across Australia with a series of PitchClub for Startups workshops designed to help founders hone their pitching skills.

 | Planning

Productivity Commission roundtable: how can regulatory reform help Australia’s early stage startups?

2:29PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Sophie Hose

Incentives through the tax system to encourage founders and investors will help shift our risk profile where truly disruptive ideas that challenge our regulatory framework might get funded.

 | Planning

A new force in gaming? Controls combine virtual reality with exercise, motion tracking and resistance

2:16PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

An Australian tech company called The Realm has created a new motion tracking control system with force feedback that co-founder Matt Long says will give gamers a more immersive experience – along with a calorie-burning workout.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning  | Growth  | Tech

Property inspection reports cheaper with a crowd

2:13PM | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Melbourne-based startup Easy Inspect has developed a platform that allows property buyers to share the cost of inspection reports with other interested buyers.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Melbourne medical startup applies smart tech to help doctors diagnose

2:02PM | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne-based startup CliniCloud is merging the Internet of Things and home healthcare, to help doctors provide accurate diagnoses.

 | Planning  | Technology

An Airbnb for washing machines? How to achieve a circular economy

2:56PM | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | Mariale Moreno

For the circular economy to thrive, we must be serious about reducing waste.

 | Planning  | Business planning

The rise and fall of Macca’s chief; tech disrupts counselling; and high-tech prisons: Best of the Web

2:38PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Kye White

Don Thompson went from a designer of food delivery systems to one of the most powerful executives in the world as chief executive officer of McDonald’s.

 | Planning

Got a job with a startup? Six things to look out for

2:02PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Lachlan McKnight

Taking a job in a startup can be life changing, but it’s sensible to have a think about the main issues to look out for before you dive in head first.

 | Planning

KPMG and not-for-profit Advance seek B2B startups for new support program

2:23PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Kye White

Post-seed funded, business-to-business startups with revenue of $500,000 are the target of KPMG and not-for-profit Advance’s new startup support program.

 | Planning

Significant Investor Visa Program reforms could boost venture capital pool for Australian business

2:21PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Proposed changes to the Significant Investor Visa Program will allow Australian businesses to tap into a bigger pool of venture capital funding from July this year.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

A yarn about startups pussyfooting around: How pausing a kitten delivery turned into a full-grown cat-astrophe

2:00PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Taskmaster

If you promise your customers kittens, you better deliver!

 | Planning  | Business planning

Teenage entrepreneurs get BO$$ experience with Adelaide-based startup program

2:02PM | Friday, 6 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Adelaide-based program for budding entrepreneurs aged between 14 and 18 years old is launching nationally with the hope of giving young people around Australia the opportunity to embrace entrepreneurship as a viable career path.

 | Planning

Lean approach to fighting chronic disease

2:56PM | Wednesday, 4 February 2015 | Joshua Flannery

I'm going to give you some insights into dealing with a particular illness and draw some parallels with challenges that entrepreneurs sometimes must face – at least in my personal experience.

 | Planning