SouthStart 2015 conference announces keynote speakers and plans more investor-friendly direction

1:06PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

South Australia’s largest startup conference has announced its keynote speakers for 2015, including Shark Tank investor Stephen Baxter, OneShift founder Gen George and BlueChilli’s Alan Jones.

Planning  | Business planning

Devices and enterprise software to lead IT spending growth in 2015: Gartner

1:30PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Global spending on devices and enterprise software is projected to grow in 2015, but data centres and telecom services is set to remain sluggish.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Technology

Is 2015 the year of enterprise software?

1:55PM | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

An increasing number of startups are helping Australian companies boost their performance and streamline services by leveraging new technology.

 | Planning  | Business planning

She Makes Games: encouraging women to make video games

1:37PM | Friday, 9 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

About half of Australian video gamers are female, but men account for 88% of game developers. The Girl Geek Academy has organised an event in Melbourne later this month that hopes to help change that.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology

Three things to keep to keep in mind when moving your startup overseas

1:36PM | Thursday, 8 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Whether chasing customers and investors in the US or even as far away as Poland, Australian entrepreneurs are no strangers to setting up shop overseas.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Four things to keep in mind when considering a pivot

1:31AM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Many Australian startups have pivoted into successful companies. But how do you know it’s the right time to change the direction of your company, or the product or service it provides?

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Management

Victorian sports startups to get a head start with new accelerator program

1:02PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) has announced an accelerator program to help Victorian startups tap into the $300 billion global sports products market.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Meet the NSW startup allowing travellers to search for events in their own language

1:19PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is looking to help locals and travellers find major, accessible events anywhere in the world in their own language.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Escaping the herd mentality: why some Aussie startups are choosing the Big Apple over Silicon Valley

12:44PM | Thursday, 18 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

A growing number of Australian startups are moving to New York rather than Silicon Valley.

 | Planning

David Chung of etaskr on chucking in corporate life to chase the startup dream: #2015istheyear

12:49PM | Wednesday, 17 December 2014 | Amir Nissen

Today we’ve got a case study of the corporate kind, bringing you up close and personal with David Chung, co-founder of etaskr.

 | Planning

Bid-based shopping platform promises fear-free haggling

12:40PM | Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | Dinushi Das

Sydney-based startup Bidz Direct has developed a new shopping platform that’s attempting to give consumers more control over pricing.

 | Business planning

Action on cyberbullying: token gesture or the way forward?

12:15PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | Ilan Katz

The reaction to the federal government’s plans to clamp down on cyberbullying has ranged from hostility from some libertarians to scepticism about yet another government attempt to make the internet safer.

 | Planning

How Ash Davies created his ‘YouTube for books’ startup Tablo: #2015istheyear

12:47PM | Friday, 12 December 2014 | Amir Nissen

Startups, like genius, are 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Successful startups execute. But executing drains your energy, so it’s important to go back to the well of inspiration somewhat regularly, to make sure you’re up to the task.

 | Planning

How to validate your idea over Christmas: #2015istheyear

12:34PM | Thursday, 11 December 2014 | Amir Nissen

You’ve got an idea for a startup – good for you. What most people don’t realise is that ideas are worth next to nothing.

 | Planning

Love is in the app: Sydney startup Pozee brings reality back to dating

12:51PM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Dinushi Dias

Sibling co-founders Courtney and Joanna Hayes have launched a new app encouraging singles to put down their mobile devices and meet in real life.

 | Business ideas

Three key design lessons from the Australian designer behind Google Wave

12:26AM | Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Australian designer behind Google's now-defunct Wave service has shared the key lessons learnt from the innovative but ultimately unsuccessful service.

 | Planning  | Marketing

What teenage entrepreneurs think of the government’s higher education reforms

12:03PM | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

Young entrepreneurs are worried the deregulation of university fees will burden them with more debt before starting their own business.

 | Planning

The race to get products under the Christmas tree from Kickstarter-backed projects

12:27PM | Friday, 5 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The challenges for Kickstarter-backed hardware startups don’t end once you’ve raised the money.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Marketing  | Growth

Startup Melbourne promises to be “basecamp” for Melbourne startups

12:29PM | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 | Kye White

A new startup organisation has launched in Melbourne with the goal of being “basecamp” for the Melbourne startup community.

 | Planning

Hackagong announces 2014 winners

12:09PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

This year’s Hackagong has seen the largest turnout since it was founded in 2012, with almost 50 teams competing for a prize pool of more than $100,000.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital