Space the final frontier for Aussie entrepreneurs

9:00PM | Wednesday, 16 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

When Brian Lim wanted to create a space startup everyone thought he was crazy.

Business ideas  | Innovation

Uber shows that it means business

9:47PM | Wednesday, 16 September 2015 | Cara Waters

The ride-sharing startup launched Business Profiles on Uber for Business at its headquarters in San Francisco on Tuesday.

 | Business ideas

Making electric cars fun: why the newest Porsche runs on batteries

9:24PM | Wednesday, 16 September 2015 | Pierre McDonagh

Examining the gap between people expressing concern for the environment, but not changing their consumer behaviour when it came to the cars they bought.

 | Business ideas

Control issues: Patent reveals Google’s self-driving car is not all hands-off

9:30AM | Wednesday, 16 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new Google patent has addressed some of the questions surrounding how a self-driving car would actually be operated.

 | Business ideas

“The best day Australian startups have seen in years”: Reactions to PM Turnbull

9:50PM | Tuesday, 15 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Founders, investors and entrepreneurs have welcomed former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment as prime minister.

 | Planning

Tech sector cheers on new PM Malcolm Turnbull

9:42PM | Tuesday, 15 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

The Australian startup community has welcomed the new PM’s immediate focus on new technologies and “disruption” in his first speech on Monday night.

 | Planning

Leadership conference featuring Richard Branson labelled a “joke” and “con job” by attendees

9:57PM | Tuesday, 15 September 2015 | Renee Thompson

A conference headlined by Richard Branson over the weekend has been slammed on social media by attendees in Melbourne and Sydney for including too little substance.

 | Planning

‘Startup’s best friend’ Malcolm Turnbull becomes prime minister

9:28PM | Monday, 14 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Malcolm Turnbull, the politician voted to be most supportive of startups, will be the 29th prime minister of Australia after winning a leadership ballot against Tony Abbott.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Scientists turn to crowdfunding to save Australia's space research from cutbacks

9:41PM | Monday, 14 September 2015 | Michael Burton

Cutbacks to Australia’s science funding from the federal government are forcing us to look at a new funding model for one of the nation’s best space research facilities.

 | Planning

Sachs cloth: Wall St pitches in as ThredUp raises $US81 million

9:45AM | Friday, 11 September 2015 | Kye White

San Francisco-based online shopping startup ThredUp, which specialises in second-hand clothing for women and children, has raised $US81 million at a valuation of around $500 million.

 | Business ideas

‘Pear-to-pear’ economy for the picky consumers

9:22PM | Thursday, 10 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Alistair and Helena Martin discovered an area that was ripe for disruption after seeing that only the neighbourhood birds were benefitting from a bountiful nearby lemon tree.

 | Business ideas

Three things young entrepreneurs need, according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

9:32PM | Thursday, 10 September 2015 | Kye White

Speaking at a conference in Melbourne yesterday, Wozniak said young founders were his “favourite people in the world” and gave some tips on how they could place themselves in the best possible position to succeed.

 | How to start a...

How to write a winning Y Combinator application: tips from Aussie startups that have done it before

9:48PM | Monday, 7 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Applications have just opened for Y Combinator’s winter batch, one of the most prestigious startup programs in the world.

 | How to start a...

Fintech startups dominate Product Hoist top five from August

9:45PM | Friday, 4 September 2015 | Steven Speldewinde

Fintech is hot right now in Australia as this month’s Product Hoist top five shows.

 | Business ideas

Israeli pitch night delivers lessons for the local scene

9:19PM | Thursday, 3 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

In an Australian first, ten Israeli startups have pitched to a room of invite-only Australian investors more than 12,000km away and provided some useful lessons for local entrepreneurs.

 | How to start a...

Wanna bet? Startup plans to make friendly wagers fun again

9:51PM | Thursday, 3 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Brisbane startup wants to put the power back in the hands of the punters rather than the bookies and reignite the social aspect of gambling.

 | Business ideas

What investors really want: It’s not primarily a great idea

9:15PM | Wednesday, 2 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new study has revealed that investors are looking for an impressive and reliable founding team above all else in an early-stage startup.

 | How to start a...

Snapsave aims to be piggy bank for the modern age

9:27PM | Tuesday, 1 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Sydney startup wants to bring the age-old piggy bank into the 21st century and help people digitally save their spare change.

 | Business ideas

ParkFit off to fast start even before River City Labs Accelerator

8:53PM | Monday, 31 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The program doesn’t even officially start for another two weeks, but the River City Labs Accelerator has already paid dividends for a Brisbane fitness startup.

 | How to start a...

Riding the fintech WAIV to a $100 million valuation

8:15PM | Monday, 31 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

It was a problem that used to keep John Fenga up at night: what if, one day, he needs to urgently transfer funds overseas to his daughter?

 | Business ideas