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Government data hackathon smashes participation records with over 1000 participants nationwide

7:55PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A hackathon aimed at getting developers to make use of government data sets has attracted a record number of participants across 11 events nationwide.

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

The new website turning spare bedrooms into FIFO rental gold

7:56PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The mining boom, and the resulting increase in fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, has led to housing shortages across Australia. It’s a problem an innovative new website hopes to solve – by turning spare rooms into cash.

 | Planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Websites  | Start-up Profiles

Freelancer messenger app gets the wearable treatment

7:26PM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Freelancer has optimised its Messenger app to work on the Android Wear platform, with the hope freelancers and employers will use it to communicate more effectively when working remotely on a project together.

 | Planning  | PR

THE NEWS WRAP: FTC takes Amazon to court over unlawful billing of in-app charges

7:26AM | Friday, 11 July 2014 | Kye White

The US Federal Trade Commission alleges Amazon has unlawfully billed parents for millions of dollars in children’s unauthorized in-app charges.

 | Planning

Five things you didn’t know about selling gift certificates

7:58PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Do you sell gift cards, vouchers or certificates on your website or through your business?

 | Planning  | Legal

Joint effort: Aussies send bitcoins to help US buds legalise marijuana

7:27PM | Thursday, 10 July 2014 | Kye White

Bitcoins are being sent from Australia to help finance a marijuana legalisation campaign in the American state of Oregon.

 | Planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business

NSW startup collaborates with Google, Game of Thrones and plans to rapidly expand overseas

7:37PM | Wednesday, 9 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian startup leading the way in contactless communications has big plans for the future, including a rapid overseas expansion and further collaborations with some of the world’s biggest companies.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Four tips to push past the point of no inspiration

7:38PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

We've all felt the frustration of staring at a blank computer screen or piece of paper when it needs to be full of ideas or content. Here are four tips to help you get started.

 | Planning  | Leadership  | Management  | Mentor  | Amanda Jesnoewski

How I launched my startup in five days for only $125

7:21PM | Tuesday, 8 July 2014 | Stacey Jacobs

After getting a taste of the startup landscape back in 2009 when I was interviewing (then) fledgling startups like Waze and Shapeways for Contagious Magazine in London, I decided startups were where I wanted to be. Fast-paced environment + technology… I was sold.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business

Melbourne startup tackling homelessness through collapsible shelters

7:10PM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Melbourne-based startup has designed and developed portable shelters for the homeless, which can be put together in less than two minutes.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Start-up Profiles

The Internet of Things by Optus-Innov8 Seed at Vivid Ideas 2014

7:59AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | StartupSmart

Last month we took part in the Internet of Things event at Vivid Festival. We spoke to a number of Australia’s thought leaders about where they see this exciting development heading.

 | Planning

New Australian equity crowdfunding platform set to launch as federal government considers reforms

7:24AM | Monday, 7 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A new Australian equity crowdfunding platform called Equitise is gearing up for launch, as the federal government considers the recommendations handed down in the recent CAMAC report.

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

TIDBITS: Matt Rockman, Captain America and those gendered toilet issues

7:27PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

We know that Matt Rockman is a bit of a startup hero to many, but perhaps this is taking things a bit too literally.

 | Planning

Trust, a shared vision and an eye for detail: how to find the right cofounder for your startup

7:47PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

The right partnership can make or break a startup, but an event in Sydney next week is aiming to bring together different sections of the startup ecosystem and help them with the necessary skills to find the right cofounder.

 | Planning  | Growth

Five reasons to launch your business idea now

7:21AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

You may be unhappy with your own job, were recently made redundant or maybe you just have a great idea and want to see if your product or service idea will take off.

 | Planning  | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber gets the nod to operate in London

7:20AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Kye White

London’s transport regulator, Transport for London, has ruled that Uber can legally operate in the British capital.

 | Planning

Startup mythbusting: The seven biggest startup myths

7:57PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Franck Nouyrigat

I’d like to share with you some of the major myths I’ve been fighting against in the past five years.

 | Planning  | Business planning

'Phablets' and wearable tech on-trend for Aussie consumers

7:20PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Wearable technology is the big growth area to watch as Australia’s attraction to smartphones continues to strengthen.

 | Planning  | Technology

Australia gets its own live startup show

7:27PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | StartupSmart

New web series That Start Up Show will focus on the fast-growing Australian entrepreneurial boom and the culture that surrounds it.

 | Planning

$US100,000 up for grabs at PayPal and Braintree Sydney Hackathon

7:57PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | StartupSmart

PayPal and Braintree will be hosting a 24-hour hackathon where developers compete for the chance to win a trip to Silicon Valley and $US100,000.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning
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