Escaping the herd mentality: why some Aussie startups are choosing the Big Apple over Silicon Valley

12:44PM | Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

A growing number of Australian startups are moving to New York rather than Silicon Valley.


David Chung of etaskr on chucking in corporate life to chase the startup dream: #2015istheyear

12:49PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | Amir Nissen

Today we’ve got a case study of the corporate kind, bringing you up close and personal with David Chung, co-founder of etaskr.

 | Planning

Bid-based shopping platform promises fear-free haggling

12:40PM | Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | Dinushi Das

Sydney-based startup Bidz Direct has developed a new shopping platform that’s attempting to give consumers more control over pricing.

 | Business planning

Action on cyberbullying: token gesture or the way forward?

12:15PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | Ilan Katz

The reaction to the federal government’s plans to clamp down on cyberbullying has ranged from hostility from some libertarians to scepticism about yet another government attempt to make the internet safer.

 | Planning

How Ash Davies created his ‘YouTube for books’ startup Tablo: #2015istheyear

12:47PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | Amir Nissen

Startups, like genius, are 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Successful startups execute. But executing drains your energy, so it’s important to go back to the well of inspiration somewhat regularly, to make sure you’re up to the task.

 | Planning

How to validate your idea over Christmas: #2015istheyear

12:34PM | Thursday, 11 December 2014 | Amir Nissen

You’ve got an idea for a startup – good for you. What most people don’t realise is that ideas are worth next to nothing.

 | Planning

Love is in the app: Sydney startup Pozee brings reality back to dating

12:51PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Dinushi Dias

Sibling co-founders Courtney and Joanna Hayes have launched a new app encouraging singles to put down their mobile devices and meet in real life.

 | Business ideas

Three key design lessons from the Australian designer behind Google Wave

12:26AM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Australian designer behind Google's now-defunct Wave service has shared the key lessons learnt from the innovative but ultimately unsuccessful service.

 | Planning  | Marketing

What teenage entrepreneurs think of the government’s higher education reforms

12:03PM | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Young entrepreneurs are worried the deregulation of university fees will burden them with more debt before starting their own business.

 | Planning

The race to get products under the Christmas tree from Kickstarter-backed projects

12:27PM | Friday, 5 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The challenges for Kickstarter-backed hardware startups don’t end once you’ve raised the money.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Marketing  | Growth

Startup Melbourne promises to be “basecamp” for Melbourne startups

12:29PM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Kye White

A new startup organisation has launched in Melbourne with the goal of being “basecamp” for the Melbourne startup community.

 | Planning

Hackagong announces 2014 winners

12:09PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

This year’s Hackagong has seen the largest turnout since it was founded in 2012, with almost 50 teams competing for a prize pool of more than $100,000.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Smartphone sales growth about to slow dramatically, warns IDC

12:09PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The growth rate for smartphones is set to slow dramatically over the coming years, both in terms of volume and revenue, according to a forecast released this week by IDC.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology

Let bitcoin grow before you regulate: US expert tells Australian Senate inquiry

11:55PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Kye White

The G20 nations, including Australia, need to take the lead when it comes to producing a regulatory framework for bitcoin according to the US Chamber of Digital Commerce president.

 | Planning

New online community launches for entrepreneurs and investors

11:34PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new website has launched to help entrepreneurs and investors succeed in the startup industry.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Your small business or multinational corporation is not a startup

11:30PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Taskmaster

Your humble correspondent noticed a new coffee shop had just opened up on the main street of Parts Unknown. While toiling away at frothing a skinny soy cappuccino, the barista claimed he was running a startup.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Innovation

Bitcoin Group still looking at listing on the ASX despite delays

11:26PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Kye White

Bitcoin Group’s plans to raise $20 million at 20 cents a share on the ASX are still on track, despite a slight delay.

 | Planning  | Financing a business

Government report identifies six disruptive tech trends to watch

11:37PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mobile messaging apps such as Whatsapp are killing traditional text messages while multi-screening is going mainstream, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

Startup Weekend Australia gains new sponsorship and launches platform, making events easier to organise

11:34PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Startup Weekend Australia has launched a new national platform and announced a sponsorship from Intuit QuickBooks Online at an event held last Thursday at Sydney’s Tank Stream Labs.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Four ways to prepare yourself for the transition from corporate to startup life

11:56PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Making the leap from a secure, well-paying corporate job to the world of startups can be a daunting task.

 | Business planning