ilab seeks startups in regional Queensland for Germinate accelerator

10:51PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Indooroopilly-based accelerator ilab is encouraging startups and entrepreneurs in regional Queensland to apply for its Germinate accelerator program.

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“Blow their minds”: Applications open for speakers for Australia’s first national PHP web developer conference

10:55PM | Friday, 3 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The organiser of PHP Australia, the first national conference for web developers who use the PHP scripting language, has announced applications are now open for people interested in becoming speakers for the event.

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Governance Institute says ‘bring back CAMAC’

10:46PM | Wednesday, 1 October 2014 | StartupSmart

The Governance Institute of Australia has put out a plea to the federal government to retain the Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee it says has “been at the forefront of cutting-edge policy”.

 | Planning

You’ll never guess which three words are driving your customers nuts

9:57PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Daniel Scheltinga

We all know that communication is vital to doing business. It’s also an important way startups position themselves in the way they would like their customers to see them; the voice and tone we use reflects our values and approach.

 | Planning

Hackathons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane aiming to turn “health data into information into knowledge”

9:44PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

With interest in health technology booming, an upcoming hackathon across three states is aiming to bring together tech experts and leading medical researchers.

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From art to science: Interest in robotics is on the move, but finance remains an issue

9:32PM | Friday, 26 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The cofounder of a pioneering Sydney-based robotics startup, with a Powerhouse Museum display and a successful crowdfunding campaign under its belt, says the sector is set to get much bigger but finance for projects remains an issue.

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Sydney startup flooded with applications for $100,000 internship

9:26PM | Thursday, 25 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

More than 2700 people have applied for what a Sydney-based startup is calling the “world’s best internship”, with some applicants taking extreme measures to stand out from the crowd.

 | Planning

Elance-oDesk aims to get the entrepreneurial pulse racing with city meet-ups

9:13PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Kye White

Elance-oDesk has launched The Pulse, a new initiative aimed at bringing entrepreneurs together in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

 | Business ideas

The collaboration checklist

9:23PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

When it comes to leveraging your time, money, contacts and resources you can’t beat the power of collaboration. Not only do strategic partnerships or alliances open you up to new contacts and opportunities, they can also help you value-add to customers and land larger accounts.

 | Planning

Apple iPhone 6 release: Australian app developers and startups react

9:13PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple has now released its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in Australia, and the near inevitable crowds are lining up around the block. Here’s the reaction from Australian app developers.

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Here’s what I learnt by launching 10 startups and losing $43k along the way

9:55PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Nina Hendy

For years, the overnight success story he was craving eluded Nic Blair. Here's what he's learnt from launching 10 startups and losing $43,000 on the journey.

 | Planning

Westpac and BlueChilli offer $40,000 for real estate disruption

9:38PM | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Westpac Group, in conjunction with accelerator Blue Chilli, is offering $40,000 to the Australian startup that can create the most useful and disruptive business solution for its SME and commercial real estate customers.

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Minimal meetings and managers: the tech companies shaking up the “big company” mentality

9:24PM | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Vending machines full of free Apple products, fully catered meals, band rooms, huge cafeterias that look like any on-trend café; the offices of Yammer, Dropbox and Stripe leave a lasting impression.

 | Business ideas

Do we need to concentrate on one city or build at a national level?

9:35PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | Mick Liubinskas

Recent comments by Atlassian cofounder Mike Cannon-Brookes sparked a discussion about whether Australia's startup scene should be focused on one city. Here's another perspective.

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Could online dating hold the key to finding the right co-founder?

9:14PM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is hoping to connect like-minded and passionate entrepreneurs through the power of online crowdsourcing.

 | Planning

Hills looks to hoist innovation up on a pedestal

9:38PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Hills Limited, the maker of the iconic Hills Hoist, is on the hunt for Australia’s next great technology solution.

 | Planning

No more waiting for wait staff makes Servr a Lean Startup Machine winner

9:29PM | Monday, 8 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Hospitality-led digital platform Servr was announced as the winner of Lean Startup Machine Sydney last weekend.

 | Planning

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple strikes deal with major US financial institutions on mobile payments

9:23AM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Kye White

Apple has reached deals to lower its card transaction fees with some of the largest financial institutions in the US as part of its plan to launch its mobile payments platform, sources have told Bank Innovation.

 | Planning  | Technology

Sydney, Australia’s startup capital? Melbourne responds

9:57PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Scott Handsaker

Australia doesn't need a startup capital, and certainly not one that operates at the expense of other communities that are popping up around the nation.

 | Planning  | Business planning

AngelCube demo day reveals a diverse class of 2014

9:18PM | Wednesday, 3 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Kicking off a round of demo days that will be held in Sydney, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York, the latest round of AngelCube’s early stage startups did their best to impress a room full of investors and influencers in Melbourne, Tuesday night.

 | Business ideas