'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

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