THE NEWS WRAP: Patent trolls killing startup culture in the US

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

THE NEWS WRAP: Patent trolls killing startup culture in the US A new study has been released that says patent trolls are killing startups.

Planning  | Growth

Four tips for startups I wish I knew when I started

6:14PM | Thursday, 12 June 2014 | Alex Ghiculescu

When we launched Tanda at the end of 2012, we were truly going in blind. Here are the four things we wished we would have known before starting.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Australia’s 10 Internet of Things companies to watch

6:39PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Kye White

Everybody is talking about the Internet of Things, so here are our top 10 Australian companies to watch in this space.

 | Business ideas  | Technology

The self-lubricating skin-like condom that has piqued the interest of Bill Gates

6:25PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Kye White

A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong are developing a next generation condom that “looks, feels and acts” like real tissue, and they have the support of Bill and Melinda Gates to do it.

 | Business ideas

Sharp idea leads to Australia’s latest Kickstarter success

6:14PM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

With a goal of raising $45,000, and having reached $300,000 with 16 days to go, Darkly Lab’s LazerBlade looks to be Australia’s next runaway Kickstarter success.

 | Business planning  | Growth Strategy

How to prepare to manufacture hardware

6:41AM | Wednesday, 11 June 2014 | Mark Pesce

Drawing from our experience bringing Holiday by MooresCloud to market, this series covers the whole journey: concept to design, preparation for mass production, compliance testing, manufacturing, and what to do when things break down – because they will break down.

 | Planning

The Upside of Startup Depression

6:00PM | Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | Tom Howard

I’ve experienced a lot of depression during my life – not really suicidal depression, but melancholy, anxiety, fearfulness and crippling self-doubt, and it’s been a big factor/complication over the course of building Adioso.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Dean McEvoy’s nine tips for startups (and one tip for investors)

6:54PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Dean McEvoy is something of a hero among Australia’s startup scene, having sold his second company, the daily deal site Spreets, to Yahoo! for $40 million. His current startup Icon Park, a crowdfunding platform for restaurants, looks to be a hit too, attracting considerable attention, including whispers of a TV deal.

 | Planning  | Growth

Why Google thinks Old Taskmaster is a crazy old cat lady from Wisconsin

6:49PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Taskmaster

The other day, your loyal correspondent sat back in a leather recliner, brandy old-fashioned in hand, after a long day spent toiling in Taskmaster Towers.

 | Planning

The NBN is in a regulatory hole – time to stop digging

6:19PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Stephen King

Has there ever been a bigger policy mess than the NBN? The latest claims are that NBN Co risks breaching Australia’s consumer law on the grounds of misleading and deceptive conduct.

 | Planning

OPINION: The startups are like girlfriends analogy needs to die, along with other sexist gaffes

6:31AM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Startups, we have a problem. Less than 24 hours after the justified storm of disapproval in response to Atlassian’s engineer referring to Maven as a demanding'', ''complaining'' and ''interrupting girlfriend, I was sitting at Innovation Bay’s Smart Money event (part of Vivid Sydney) to hear the analogy repeated.

 | Planning

Best of the Web: McDumpals, Weblandians and about those IPOs

6:16AM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | Bronwen Clune

The secret sauce on McDumpal’s Big Scam: If you’ve never heard of McDumpals then that’s about to change. No, it has nothing to do with discarded Big Macs, but a leading shop for stolen credit cards, which first went online in late April 2013.

 | Planning

Which e-commerce platform is right for my business?

6:40PM | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | Ben Nicoll

When it comes time to assess which e-commerce platform is right for your business, there are a few key questions to ask before looking at the options available.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Sole trader

HealthKit founder gets a rude shock as Apple uses its name for iOS 8 platform

6:40PM | Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | Kye White

The co-founder of Melbourne-based startup HealthKit, Alison Hardacre, was surprised and confused to learn Apple is using its name for one of iOS 8’s features.

 | Business ideas

Turning your great idea into a shipping product

6:04PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Mark Pesce

Everyone who’s made the journey from idea to product agrees: Hardware is hard. Mark Pesce draws on his experience of bringing MooresCloud to market.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Riding in the rain: Australian startup develops cutting-edge motorcycle helmet visor

6:38PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Kye White

One of the winners of last week’s Sydney Genesis startup competition aims to make riding a motorbike in wet conditions a whole lot safer.

 | Planning  | Start-up Profiles

Australia ranked second best place to be a female entrepreneur

6:27PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Eloise Keating

Australia is the second best place in the world to be a female entrepreneur, according to international rankings released this week.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Everything you need to know about building a startup in China

6:26PM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

China’s booming mobile market is creating lucrative new business opportunities for startups, according to Australian entrepreneur and Koombah cofounder Jason Lim, who recently returned from China.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Innovation  | Management

Unitrends acquires NICTA cloud security startup Yuruware

5:46PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Yuruware, an Australian-based innovator of data protection technology for Amazon Web Services (AWS), has been acquired by Unitrends.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Business planning

No, internal and external startups are not the same

5:26PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Nathan Kinch

To set the tone for this piece let’s look at two definitions, the first for a startup and the second for a company, as defined by Steve Blank.

 | Planning