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THE NEWS WRAP: Early-stage investor 500 Startups teams with SeedInvest for new $100 million public raising fund

6:23AM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Kye White

Early-stage investor and accelerator 500 Startups is using public fundraising for a new $100 million fund.

Planning  | Technology

20 tips to maximise your chances of success in business

6:05PM | Thursday, 26 June 2014 | Jonathan Weinstock

Let’s assume we have already explored the reasons for why businesses fail and focus on what you can do to maximise your chances of being successful. Here is a list of 20 actionable tips.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Mentor  | Jonathan Weinstock

Facebook plans to take on Twitter’s handle on current events

6:04PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Kirsten Robb

If you want to peruse holiday snaps you head to Facebook, but if you want the latest news on a world event you head to Twitter, right?

 | Planning

Two Australian university accelerators named in global top 25 list

6:56PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Two Australian university accelerators have been named in a global list of top 25 university incubators produced by University Business Incubator Index.

 | Planning

Startup stalwart Bill Bartee urges Australia to lift its game when it comes to STEM education

6:17PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Kye White

Bill Bartee says if Australia doesn’t act quickly to lift participation rates in those disciplines, the nation will look back in 20 years’ time with regret.

 | Planning

How to prepare to manufacture hardware – what to do when things go wrong

6:31PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Mark Pesce

What do you do when you're in production and things start to go wrong? Mark Pesce has a few lessons from his own experience.

 | Planning

Last call for bar tabs? Clipp has a shot

6:08PM | Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The introduction of pin-and-chip regulations for credit card purchases threatens to do away with the traditional pub bar tab forever.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Growth  | Growth Strategy

Where does the money go? Thankyou Group wants to track the impact of charity spending

6:37PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Kye White

‘Where does the money go?’ is a question often asked of charities and it’s one Australian social venture Thankyou Group is going to great lengths to answer.

 | Planning

Education streaming service and sexism kit impress judges at EduHack

6:17PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Kye White

A YouTube-like streaming service for teaching materials and a feminism toolkit for teachers developed by students are some of the ideas that came out of Australia’s first education hackathon EduHack last weekend.

 | Planning  | Growth

The top seven tips for offshore development

6:10PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Paul Russell

Offshoring can be low cost, but it’s important not to be low involvement. Here are seven tips on how to get it right.

 | Planning  | Sole trader

Peep inside: Kate Kendall’s new venture and the future of The Fetch

6:24PM | Monday, 23 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

We catch up with Kate Kendall from her new base, New York, to hear about her latest venture, and the dilemma of choosing between two “startup babies”.

 | Planning  | Sole trader

The pizza drone that won’t get a slice of the action

6:41PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Taskmaster

“My idea is revolutionary! It’s a world first!” the would-be entrepreneur says. When a drone delivering pizzas is involved, what could possibly go wrong?

 | Planning  | Innovation  | Technology

Pollenizer launches an online community to help entrepreneurs connect

6:02PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Kye White and Andrew Sadauskas

Pollenizer has officially launched a new online community, called the Pollenizer Guild, which is designed to help startup entrepreneurs connect with one another.

 | Business planning  | Growth  | Business advice and education  | Sole trader

OPINION: What startups can learn from State of Origin

6:31PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Alan Jones

So ‘my’ team, the NSW Blues, won the game on Wednesday night – the series decider – and since then my fellow New South Welsh-persons have been loud on all social media channels about it.

 | Business ideas

THE NEWS WRAP: Mass production of Apple smartwatch to begin in July

6:13AM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | Kye White

Taiwan’s Quanta Computer Inc will start mass production of Apple’s first smartwatch in July, sources told Reuters.

 | Planning

THE NEWS WRAP: Has YouTube killed the indie rock star?

6:13AM | Wednesday, 18 June 2014 | Kye White

Indie labels that have not signed up for Google's upcoming music streaming service could have their videos pulled from YouTube.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Surviving your first year: How clarity is essential to achieve longevity

6:22PM | Tuesday, 17 June 2014 | Stefan Kazakis

Here's a guide for new small business owners on suriviving that crucial first 12 months.

 | Business planning

Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie rallies unemployed youth to launch a startup

6:01PM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Entrepreneurship is the solution for young people in Australia who are struggling to find work, according to Freelancer CEO Matt Barrie.

 | Planning  | Sole trader

Combining passion with computational thinking could help Australian startups

6:35PM | Monday, 16 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

In a follow up to his talk at last week at Vivid Sydney about growing Australian startup culture, Google engineering director Alan Noble has written a an official Google blog post about encouraging more computer science (CS) graduates.

 | Business planning  | Sole trader

The man who couldn’t cook

6:45PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | Taskmaster

“I don’t know how to cook,” admitted the man sitting on a stool at the front bar of The Commercial Hotel in Parts Unknown.

 | Planning  | Leadership
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