Mobile and full-stack creators set to power the new age of content

4:29PM | Wednesday, 22 April 2015 | Kye White

“Full stack creators” are the future of entertainment as the number of mobile devices is expected to reach six billion by 2019, according to Lowercase Capital managing director Matt Mazzeo.

Planning  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | IT

Facebook makes three big News Feed changes and warns businesses “referral traffic could potentially decline”

4:27PM | Wednesday, 22 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Facebook has warned businesses “post reach and referral traffic could potentially decline” as a result of three major changes the social media giant is making to its News Feed.

 | Planning

Five tips to help entrepreneurs find a great co-founder

4:06PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Michael Ugor

General wisdom among tech entrepreneurs is that the ideal number of co-founders is two or three. Here’s a short guide to picking the right person.

 | Planning  | Business planning

How your bottom line can make a difference to society

4:17PM | Monday, 20 April 2015 | Kye White

Startups should think about how their product contributes to the well-being of their customer, not just for the good of society, but for the good of their bottom lines, according to the Shared Value Project’s Mark Kramer.

 | Planning

Regional Queensland startups get a boost with ilab roadshow visits, Mentor Blaze coming to Cairns and Townsville

4:19PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Entrepreneurs in regional Queensland are set to receive a boost, with ilab planning a series of Regional Startup Roadshow seminars in Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Maryborough, while Mentor Blaze events will run in Cairns and Townsville on the same day as Brisbane.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth

The health tech revolution will be televised: New accelerator offers $40,000 and broadcasting services

4:29PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new virtual accelerator program focusing on health tech startups is offering $40,000 in broadcast time and services in exchange for 7% equity, with the possibility of a further $40,000 cash in exchange for another 7% in equity.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth

What will business look like in 2055?

4:56PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Paul Wallbank

The federal government’s Intergenerational Report is receiving plenty of criticism as critics, including this writer, dissect its shortcomings and call its authors out for their failure to imagine how society and the economy will look in 2055.

 | Planning

Australia set to get an equity crowdfunding platform dedicated to health-tech sector

4:27PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia is about to see the launch of an equity crowdfunding platform aimed specifically at the health-tech sector, inspired by the explosive popularity growth of health-tech meetup groups.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Bruce Billson wants to improve access to capital for female entrepreneurs

4:35PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Federal Small Business Minister Bruce Billson is calling for suggestions for how to improve access to capital for female entrepreneurs.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

Griffin Accelerator program looking to give Canberra’s startup ecosystem a boost

4:27PM | Tuesday, 7 April 2015 | Broede Carmody

Startups are being urged to apply for the Canberra-based Griffin Accelerator program in order to snap up $25,000 in seed funding.

 | Planning

How startups can scale customer service as they grow

4:01PM | Tuesday, 7 April 2015 | Daniel Scheltinga

For startups, one of the biggest challenges of customer service is that almost as soon as everything is set up, things seem to change.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Survey research can’t capture everyone’s opinion – but Twitter can

4:41AM | Tuesday, 7 April 2015 | Karen Hilyard, David Broniatowski and Mark Dredze

For decades, one of the mainstay tools for survey research has been the landline telephone. But today, fewer people have landlines, and laws that ban robotic dialing of cellphones mean they aren’t easily used for this kind of research.

 | Planning

Ellen Pao’s failed discrimination suit ‘shines a light’ on gender inequality

3:42PM | Monday, 30 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has won a three year legal battle against a former employee who claimed she was discriminated against because of her gender.

 | Planning  | Legal matters

Nitro’s Sam Chandler explains why it no longer makes sense for Australian startups to move to Silicon Valley

3:28PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Here are two key reasons why it no longer makes sense for early stage Australian startups to relocate their headquarters to Silicon Valley

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth

Medtech’s Got Talent is back – and this year’s winner gets $60,000 in funding

3:13PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Applications are open for health tech pitching competition MedTech’s Got Talent, with Victorian startups encouraged to apply.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Nominations about to close for the 2015 iAwards

3:49PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Startups now have less than one week to enter the 2015 iAwards, with nominations for this year’s competition closing on March 25, with categories recognising startups and R&D, young entrepreneurs, and social enterprises.

 | Planning

Do you need worldwide terms and conditions?

3:15PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

Your online business sells to overseas customers as well as Australian customers. Do you need worldwide terms and conditions – and is there such a thing?

 | Planning

Gamification harnesses the power of games to motivate

3:09AM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Kevin Werbach

Walk through any public area and you’ll see people glued to their phones, playing mobile games like Game of War and Candy Crush Saga. They aren’t alone.

 | Planning  | Technology

A guide to navigating university for student entrepreneurs

3:04PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | James Alexander

A revolution in entrepreneurship is underway. A student, armed with a MacBook, an internet connection and a great idea can create a company that reaches people around the globe, with just $5000 dollars or less.

 | Planning

Intergenerational prosperity depends on supporting research

3:41PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Michael Withford

According to the Intergenerational Report (IGR) released earlier this month, Australia’s future productivity and prosperity depends on innovation and technology.

 | Planning  | Innovation  | Business Grants  | Government and Regulation