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?

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Investor speed dating to be part of Future Assembly

8:50PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new tech conference focusing on the Internet of Things wants attendees to walk away with practical connections and investment opportunities, not just new knowledge.

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Round-up of the AngelCube Demo Day pitches

8:44PM | Thursday, 27 August 2015 | Kye White

AngelCube’s latest batch of startups showed their ideas to the world for the first time at the accelerator’s Melbourne community Demo Day on Tuesday night.

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Unearthed hackathon wants resourceful problem solvers

8:14PM | Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Over 100 tech innovators will be trying to solve problems facing the resources industry in just 54 hours as part of an Unearthed Sydney hackathon in Sydney this weekend.

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WeddingBuzz beginning to surf the bridal wave

8:42PM | Monday, 24 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

While planning his wedding, Phil Usher became increasingly frustrated at the archaic practices and lack of transparency in the industry.

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Experts in the field: How a faulty lift could revolutionise crop forecasts

8:38PM | Friday, 21 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

A product that could revolutionise the agriculture industry wouldn’t have existed at all if two young Adelaide University students didn’t get stuck in an elevator together.

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What’s the big idea?: The nine most startling startups from YC Demo Day

8:14PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Over two days this week 104 startups pitched to a room filled with invitation-only investors as part of Y Combinator’s latest Demo Day held at Mountain View, California.

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Pitch night gives chance to listen in on judges

8:44PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startup Victoria is adding a layer of transparency to its latest pitch night with judges airing their thoughts then and there, live on stage.

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Painkillers or vitamins?: Five tips for a first-time entrepreneur

8:38PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Mark McDonald

For every entrepreneur, one thing is guaranteed - you will make mistakes.

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Talks the talk: Live chat startup boasts big sales results

8:55PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Gary Tramer had a hunch. By adding a little science along with some human-to-human interaction, he could substantially improve online sales conversion rates.

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Stream runs dry as local content provider EzyFlix closes

8:27PM | Wednesday, 19 August 2015 | Eloise Keating

Australian movie streaming player EzyFlix has closed eight months after its co-founder told SmartCompany he was anticipating “carnage” and “churn” in the local streaming market following the launch of US giant Netflix.

 | Planning

Aussie startups can be the world’s best and it’s time for investors to believe it

8:26PM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Alan Jones

It’s hard growing a tech startup industry in this country; even harder when the people hoping to profit from it don’t believe we might be capable of competing with the best of Silicon Valley.

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Agent of change: New startup helps young investors take first steps

8:02PM | Friday, 14 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Tarang Patel has co-founded a new Australian startup hoping to help people get involved with investing at an early age, using just their loose change.

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Are you going to San Francisco? The answer is yes for 20 startup tyros

8:55PM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Twenty budding Queensland entrepreneurs will soon be learning from the likes of Facebook and Apple, after being chosen to take part in River City Labs’ Startup Catalyst trip to San Francisco.

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How’s it hanging?: Cloakr founder sees sugar-coated future

8:51PM | Wednesday, 12 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Dominic Goldsworthy was sitting at the local pub, working on his laptop, when he came up with an idea.

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Freight expectations: The next big area for startups

8:16PM | Monday, 10 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian entrepreneurs are looking to capitalise on a growing international interest in startups that are bringing the freighting industry into the 21st digital century.

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Founder Institute awards two fellowships

8:34PM | Monday, 10 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The Sydney branch of the Founder Institute has announced the two fellowship winners that will receive a free spot in its startup launch program.

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Travel Eggs cracks open local secrets

8:07PM | Friday, 7 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Perth-based startup wants to put a local tour guide in your pocket with a new digital travel guide app.

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Startmate ready to pour more money into eight startups

8:59PM | Friday, 7 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian mentor-driven seed fund Startmate has increased its investment for promising startups to $150,000 as applications open for its 2016 program.

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'No' is the new 'yes': Pareto rule for entrepreneurs

8:34PM | Thursday, 6 August 2015 | Mark McDonald

Controlling your attention might be a mental ability, but it can also mean you choose your tasks wisely.

 | Business planning