TIDBITS: Matt Rockman, Captain America and those gendered toilet issues

7:27PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

We know that Matt Rockman is a bit of a startup hero to many, but perhaps this is taking things a bit too literally.


Trust, a shared vision and an eye for detail: how to find the right cofounder for your startup

7:47PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

The right partnership can make or break a startup, but an event in Sydney next week is aiming to bring together different sections of the startup ecosystem and help them with the necessary skills to find the right cofounder.

 | Planning  | Growth

Five reasons to launch your business idea now

7:21AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

You may be unhappy with your own job, were recently made redundant or maybe you just have a great idea and want to see if your product or service idea will take off.

 | Planning  | Growth

THE NEWS WRAP: Uber gets the nod to operate in London

7:20AM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | Kye White

London’s transport regulator, Transport for London, has ruled that Uber can legally operate in the British capital.

 | Planning

Startup mythbusting: The seven biggest startup myths

7:57PM | Thursday, 3 July 2014 | Franck Nouyrigat

I’d like to share with you some of the major myths I’ve been fighting against in the past five years.

 | Planning  | Business planning

'Phablets' and wearable tech on-trend for Aussie consumers

7:20PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Wearable technology is the big growth area to watch as Australia’s attraction to smartphones continues to strengthen.

 | Planning  | Technology

Australia gets its own live startup show

7:27PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | StartupSmart

New web series That Start Up Show will focus on the fast-growing Australian entrepreneurial boom and the culture that surrounds it.

 | Planning

$US100,000 up for grabs at PayPal and Braintree Sydney Hackathon

7:57PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | StartupSmart

PayPal and Braintree will be hosting a 24-hour hackathon where developers compete for the chance to win a trip to Silicon Valley and $US100,000.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning

Guy Kawasaki tells StartupSmart why MVP should go beyond just viable

7:31PM | Wednesday, 2 July 2014 | Kye White

Minimum viable product, or MVP, is missing two ‘V’s according to current Canva and former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning  | Business advice and education

Geelong draws on sports history for tech future headstart

6:23PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Kye White

Australia has long punched above its weight in sports, and now a new accelerator aims to help Australian sports technology startups excel.

 | Planning  | Growth Strategy

Ingogo founder welcomes big changes to Victorian taxi industry laws

6:48PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Kye White

Victoria is leading the way with new regulatory changes that will open up the taxi industry, according to Ingogo founder Hamish Petrie.

 | Planning

StartupAUS and AVCAL call government to task for funding shortfall

6:32PM | Monday, 30 June 2014 | Kye White

StartupAUS and the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) have called on the federal government to ensure adequate funding is provided to the Commercialising Ideas stream of the Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Government and Regulation

Know when you’re “flearning”, not flying

6:51PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Taskmaster

As you will recall, last week your humble correspondent talked to a would-be entrepreneur whose big idea was to use drones to home deliver pizzas.

 | Planning  | Business planning

FRIDAY TIDBITS: (NOT) Pyramid schemes, and startups on the small business agenda?

6:26PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

It was an innocent enough question on the Silicon Beach mailing list: “I'd love any feedback anyone has about the Founder Institute” (FI), but it unleashed a rather colourful forum discussion around “pyramid schemes” and “idiocy”.

 | Planning

“Australians love apps”: ACMA figures show mobile commerce is booming

6:18PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The mobile commerce sector in Australia is booming, with monthly sales for December growing by a massive 448% in just three years, according to an ACMA report.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites

Ex-Googler wants to help you crowdsource everyday decisions

6:10PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Feeling indecisive? If so, a there’s a new Android app set to launch that’s set to answer all your questions.

 | Planning

Best of the Web: Clicks before creativity; Name your machine; Uber just old-school capitalists

6:05PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | Eloise Keating

Marketers don’t need to be more creative: The advertising and marketing industries have traditionally invested heavily in their creative departments because that’s where the magic happens, right? But what if this investment has been at the expense of actually tracking the effectiveness of the content?

 | Planning  | Technology

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