The age of holistic product development

5:45PM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Nathan Dintenfass

Over the last decade a few major themes have dominated the evolution of product development, particularly software development


Top 10 things employees must know before making the leap to becoming an entrepreneur

5:01PM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Steve Sammartino

Before becoming an entrepreneur, I thought I could march into my first startup and show the world how it’s done. Here are 10 things I wish I had known.

 | Planning

Australia, the Valley of Robotics?

5:39PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Marc Andreessen told The New York Times recently that “new valleys will eventually emerge. But they won’t be Silicon Valley copycats”. We asked some of Australia’s most forward-thinking startup leaders about what kind of “valley” Australia could be?

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Innovation  | Technology

How to build a compelling product: Canva founder Melanie Perkins

5:13PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Melanie Perkins

Recently, I was looking back through the very first plan I put together for what has now become Canva. It’s amazing to look at the similarities between what I first imagined seven years ago and what we’ve now built.

 | Planning  | Sole trader

Don’t call me Taskie!

5:58PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Taskmaster

The problem with kids these days is they just have no respect – not like in my day, Sonny Jim Crockett. Here’s a case in point.

 | Planning

Community for curly-haired women takes out top Startup Weekend prize

5:27PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

The first all-female (bar one male) Startup Weekend successfully concluded Sunday night with First Curled Problems capturing the attention of judges for the originality of their idea and points for the execution of their MVP.

 | Planning

Budding entrepreneurs show diversity of Brisbane’s startup scene

5:33PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Twelve Brisbane entrepreneurs have shared in $25,000 worth of funding courtesy of the Brisbane Council Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Grant Program.

 | Planning

Startup industry looks to budget for government investment in innovation

5:50PM | Friday, 9 May 2014 | Kye White

Funding and tax policy changes to support innovation are two outcomes a number of startup industry figures will be looking for on Tuesday night.

 | Planning  | Business Grants  | Government and Regulation

Will your new ERP system be a success?

5:40PM | Friday, 9 May 2014 | Peter Hill

How will you judge whether your ERP system is a success? Will it deliver the benefits that you were expecting?

 | Planning

A brief history and future of the Internet of Things

5:24PM | Friday, 9 May 2014 | Dylan Steele

The Internet of Things is set to change the way we live, but it has been around for a little longer than most people think.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Tech

THE NEWS WRAP: Victorian government follows NSW lead with crackdown on Uber drivers

5:27AM | Friday, 9 May 2014 | Kye White

The Victorian government has been issuing $1700 fines to Uber ride-sharing drivers.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

It ain’t hard for Australian startups, claims digital pioneer

5:30PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Cut the bullshit and just do it is the blunt message from digital pioneer Peter Williams for Australian startups.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning  | How to start a...  | Sole trader

CeBIT StartUp 2014 – the rundown from a startup’s perspective

5:41PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Sarah Moran

So what exactly did CeBIT StartUp 2014 offer the budding startup entrepreneur? Sarah Moran gives us the lowdown.

 | Business ideas  | Business planning  | Growth Strategy  | Business advice and education  | How to start a...  | Starting

Aussie startup wants to burst the bubble of expensive hotel internet

5:36PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Kye White

Slow, expensive and often unreliable internet services in hotels have long been a thorn in the side of many a tourist or business traveller.

 | Planning  | Technology

Choosing a technology is choosing a culture

5:30PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Nathan Dintenfass

The technology you choose for your startup can have a big impact on the culture you build.

 | Planning  | Technology  | How to start a...  | Tech

Why not every startup needs a tech co-founder

5:48PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Phil Morle

Most startups get a tech co-founder on board as soon as possible, but it's not the right move for all startups.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Leadership  | Starting  | Tech

THE NEWS WRAP: Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba gets ready to float

5:45AM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Kye White

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has filed to go public in what could be the largest US initial public offering ever.

 | Planning

Facebook and the problem of anonymity

5:13AM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Tama Leaver and Emily van der Nagel

Having some form of anonymity online offers many people a kind of freedom. So how is Facebook dealing with this issue?

 | Planning  | Social media

ADMA report warns marketers on perils of prying

5:07PM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Georgie Moore

Customers don’t trust businesses pushing personal information boundaries or selling it for financial benefit, says ADMA.

 | Planning  | Marketing  | Sales and marketing

A Tasmanian startup is trying to take a bite out of the lucrative online video industry

5:01PM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Kye White

Tasmanian animation startup Biteable has its eyes set on the lucrative online business video market.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | How I did it  | How to start a...  | Tech