Swiss army knife lessons: stop looking for absolute truths about startup success

3:28PM | Friday, 13 March 2015 | Alan Downie

Like anything you read on the internet, most of it is plain bullshit. And the stuff that isn’t bullshit should still come with a lengthy list of disclaimers.


Uber and Etsy: Why traditional advertising just doesn’t pay off

3:33AM | Friday, 13 March 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Two of the most successful e-commerce businesses operating in Australia say they will stick to marketing themselves through social channels because they simply can’t make traditional marketing like TV or radio ads pay.

 | Planning

Four US services that would go gangbusters in Australia

3:50PM | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

StartupSmart has chosen four American startups or services that would hit it off in Australia should they launch Down Under.

 | Business ideas

The Big Pitch competition is back for 2015 with $5 million up for grabs

3:41PM | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian startups will have the opportunity to battle it out once again for a funding pool of $5 million as part of Oxygen Ventures’ Big Pitch competition.

 | Planning

Australian entrepreneurs should look towards 3D printing and the Internet of Things: Roger Hamilton

3:14PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

It has never been easier to found a startup in Australia, according to social entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Roger Hamilton.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Responsible development of new technologies critical in complex, connected world

3:55AM | Monday, 9 March 2015 | Andrew Maynard

On July 31, 2012, a massive blackout swept across northeast India.

 | Planning

Geospatial conference an opportunity to put Queensland startups on the map

3:19PM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Brisbane is hosting a national conference for the geospatial industry, with the event presenting a valuable opportunity for startups developing or consuming mapping and geospatial services to network with leading industry, government and academic figures.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Microsoft innovation centre adds to South Australia’s booming tech scene

3:44PM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Microsoft has launched its second Australian Innovation Centre, with the South Australian centre aiming to graduate more than 40 startups, provide training to at least 250 people and create at least 80 jobs over the next 18 months.

 | Planning  | Technology

Pet-focused daily deals site chows down on growing demand for doggie products

3:29PM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

A website that offers daily deals for pet products has launched nationwide.

 | Planning

Should Australia’s Silicon Valley be Melbourne or Sydney? Why not build a startup nation instead!

3:56PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Taskmaster

Old Taskmaster is back with a take on whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the centre of Australia's startup scene.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Paris v Kim: ASX-listed games company takes on Kim Kardashian scoring deal with Paris Hilton

3:09PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Kirsten Robb

A Hong Kong-based ASX-listed company is planning to take on the internet’s biggest name, Kim Kardashian, with a rival celebrity mobile phone game.

 | Business planning

Perth International Arts Festival gets hacked – in a good way

3:18PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Art and technology converged at the Perth International Arts Festival over the past week to create digital artwork with no limits.

 | Business planning

Seven errors entrepreneurs make when selling to large corporates and how to avoid them

2:47PM | Friday, 27 February 2015 | Shane Goldberg

The dream of many tech startups is to partner with, or sell their solution to, large companies that will either pay them a truckload of money or on-sell their products through their huge distribution channels.

 | Planning

Appster launches high school course to find the developers of tomorrow

2:30PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne startup Appster is partnering up with the Department of Education in Tasmania and New Town High School in Hobart to create a new course designed to teach students the foundations of coding and app creation.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Business advice and education

AngelCube accelerator applications open: "We don’t just want a high level crazy idea"

2:39PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Kye White

Vision, ability to execute, and global ambitions are the qualities Melbourne-based accelerator AngelCube is looking for from applicants for its 2015 program.

 | Planning

Dating apps look to love interests at heart

2:23PM | Monday, 23 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Interest-specific dating apps could be the way of the future, according to tech entrepreneur Andrew Dowling.

 | Planning

That Startup Show prepares pitching workshops

2:43PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

That Startup Show is set to go on the road across Australia with a series of PitchClub for Startups workshops designed to help founders hone their pitching skills.

 | Planning

Productivity Commission roundtable: how can regulatory reform help Australia’s early stage startups?

2:29PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Sophie Hose

Incentives through the tax system to encourage founders and investors will help shift our risk profile where truly disruptive ideas that challenge our regulatory framework might get funded.

 | Planning

A new force in gaming? Controls combine virtual reality with exercise, motion tracking and resistance

2:16PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

An Australian tech company called The Realm has created a new motion tracking control system with force feedback that co-founder Matt Long says will give gamers a more immersive experience – along with a calorie-burning workout.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning  | Growth  | Tech

Property inspection reports cheaper with a crowd

2:13PM | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Melbourne-based startup Easy Inspect has developed a platform that allows property buyers to share the cost of inspection reports with other interested buyers.

 | Planning  | Business ideas