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Alphatise gets ready to take on e-commerce giants by “putting the consumer in the driver’s seat”

8:00AM | Tuesday, 5 August 2014 | Kye White

After two years development and having already raised $3 million in funding, Sydney-based e-commerce startup Alphatise has launched.

Planning  | Business ideas

Lack of dedicated incubators and accelerators holds back booming Australian health startup sector

8:21PM | Monday, 4 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australia’s health tech startup scene is booming, both in terms of interest and innovation, but funding remains a major issue for startups, according to a leading figure in the sector.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Cashflow  | Leadership  | Management

First episode of That Startup Show taped in Melbourne

8:07PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

A who’s who of the tech and startup scene gathered in Melbourne to watch the filming of the first episode of That Startup Show, a new web and TV series aimed at the startup community.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Business advice and education

Meet the co-founders of a $300,000 tech business – who have never met

8:22PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Nina Hendy

The tyranny of distance isn’t an issue for two Australian men who have built a $300,000 tech startup in just a year.

 | Planning

THE NEWS WRAP: USB security is 'fundamentally broken'

8:17AM | Friday, 1 August 2014 | Kye White

Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell say USB security is fundamentally broken, and there’s no easy fix.

 | Planning

Three years is an eternity for startups, but we need one more year

7:31PM | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 | Alan Jones

Before you chuck in your full-time job and begin the startup journey, how do you know for sure an accelerator or incubator is going to improve your chances of success?

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Startmate opens applications for 2015 intake

7:32PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Sydney-based mentor-driven seed funding program Startmate has opened applications for its 2015 intake, with the iconic program now entering into its fifth year.

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

FRIDAY TIDBITS: Guess the news source, #startupproblems, startup guy fashion

7:00PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Followers of startup news (and yes, we assume that is you), this is one to have some fun with.

 | Planning

Tin Alley beta winter internships set to begin for 2014

7:40PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Tin Alley beta program has finished the selection process for its winter internship program, with benefits anticipated both for students and the startups they’ll work for.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Managing people  | How to hire staff

The top four e-commerce platforms: which one is right for you?

7:29PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Adam Arbolino

Having a quality e-commerce platform behind your brand is critical in maximising your sales and turning your ‘bricks’ into ‘clicks’.

 | Planning

Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless: Best of the Web

7:59AM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Cara Waters

You shouldn’t waste your time taking a Myers-Briggs personality test according to Joseph Stromberg who explains in Vox why it's totally meaningless.

 | Planning

NEWS WRAP: Sales are up but shares are down for Amazon

7:16AM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Kye White

Amazon shares have fallen after it announced strong sales and a big loss.

 | Planning

Melbourne’s indie game scene gets a funding boost

7:11PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Kye White

When friends Jake Strasser, Stuart Gillespie-Cook, Michael McMaster and Nico Disseldorp decided to develop a game to kill time over summer, they never thought it would lead them to San Francisco.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Young entrepreneur to launch a startup that helps you get tasks done in less than four hours

7:01PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Speedlancer is a new platform that will allow users to outsource miscellaneous tasks to experienced freelancers. But there’s a catch – projects will be finished within four hours.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

From ‘GigaCat’ to ‘L1m3Monk3y’: Simple tips for naming your startup

7:28PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Taskmaster

The great news is that even if you are lazy or creatively bankrupt, you can still choose a great startup name. The Taskmaster shows you how.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Advertising  | Leadership  | Management

Attention tech startups! DVI wants to hear from you

7:18PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Kye White

Disruptive Investment Group (DVI) has almost $2 million in the bank and is actively looking for startups to invest in.

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

FRIDAY TIDBITS: The fox in the fish house, #ubericecream and Baillieu’s bungle

7:07PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Just as there was speculation that Rupert Murdoch had fallen out of love with Twitter, he has resurfaced at Sydney incubation hub, Fishburners.

 | Planning

Getting to $1 million: Naomi Simson

7:19PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | StartupSmart

In the second of this Friday series we talk to Entrepreneurs' Organization member Naomi Simson, RedBalloon founder, about cracking the $1 million revenue mark.

 | Planning

BEST OF THE WEB: Computers are broken, why the GDP is useless, the economics of Transformers 4, and the ‘nice internet’

7:48PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

At the annual KV CEO Summit, both Larry Page and Sergey Brin sat down to discuss a wide range of topics including the acquisition that never was, why computers today are still pretty bad, their partnership over the last 16 years, and much more.

 | Planning

NEWS WRAP: Microsoft confirms up to 18,000 jobs will go in ‘realignment’ of workforce

7:16AM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | Kye White

Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella has confirmed the company will shed up to 18,000 jobs in the next year.

 | Planning
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