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

Mobile video app shortlisted for journalism grant looks to solve crowdsourced content problem

5:18PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Kye White

A Brisbane startup is developing an app which aims to give journalists much easier access to crowdsourced content.

 | Planning  | Business ideas  | Technology  | Social media

THE NEWS WRAP: Intel revs up its auto offerings

5:20AM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | Kye White

Intel has unveiled its technology for autonomous cars. The chip maker will provide an application-ready platform with its own processors and operating system.

 | Planning

Google admits to a diversity problem, releasing stats on its staff

5:44AM | Thursday, 29 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Google has admitted it has a diversity problem releasing stats that show their staff is 70% men; 61% white, 30% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 2% black. The numbers point to a glaring problem, but the behemoth’s admission could be a first step to change.

 | How to hire staff  | How to start a...

Entrepreneurship is the new internship

5:33PM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | Kye White

Elastice founder Christopher Drake believes starting your own business is more beneficial than organising corporate internships in the hope of landing a graduate job.

 | Planning

Five reasons why Brisbane is Australia’s best city for startups

5:15PM | Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | Alex Ghiculescu

Here are five reasons why Brisbane is Australia's best place to launch a startup.

 | Planning

Online platform Pledger pitches in to connect companies with charities

5:29PM | Monday, 26 May 2014 | Kye White

One of the finalists at this Friday’s Sydney Genesis student entrepreneur pitching competition hopes to provide charities with an easier way to access support from corporate sponsors.

 | Planning

Startups, is Brisbane calling?

5:56PM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Brisbane-based River City Labs is calling on investment-ready startups around the nation to apply for the chance to pitch at its June investment dinner event RiverPitch

 | Planning

The age of holistic product development

5:45PM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Nathan Dintenfass

Over the last decade a few major themes have dominated the evolution of product development, particularly software development

 | Planning

Top 10 things employees must know before making the leap to becoming an entrepreneur

5:01PM | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Steve Sammartino

Before becoming an entrepreneur, I thought I could march into my first startup and show the world how it’s done. Here are 10 things I wish I had known.

 | Planning

Australia, the Valley of Robotics?

5:39PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Marc Andreessen told The New York Times recently that “new valleys will eventually emerge. But they won’t be Silicon Valley copycats”. We asked some of Australia’s most forward-thinking startup leaders about what kind of “valley” Australia could be?

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Innovation  | Technology

How to build a compelling product: Canva founder Melanie Perkins

5:13PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Melanie Perkins

Recently, I was looking back through the very first plan I put together for what has now become Canva. It’s amazing to look at the similarities between what I first imagined seven years ago and what we’ve now built.

 | Planning  | Sole trader

Don’t call me Taskie!

5:58PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Taskmaster

The problem with kids these days is they just have no respect – not like in my day, Sonny Jim Crockett. Here’s a case in point.

 | Planning

Community for curly-haired women takes out top Startup Weekend prize

5:27PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

The first all-female (bar one male) Startup Weekend successfully concluded Sunday night with First Curled Problems capturing the attention of judges for the originality of their idea and points for the execution of their MVP.

 | Planning

Budding entrepreneurs show diversity of Brisbane’s startup scene

5:33PM | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Twelve Brisbane entrepreneurs have shared in $25,000 worth of funding courtesy of the Brisbane Council Lord Mayor’s Budding Entrepreneurs Grant Program.

 | Planning

Startup industry looks to budget for government investment in innovation

5:50PM | Friday, 9 May 2014 | Kye White

Funding and tax policy changes to support innovation are two outcomes a number of startup industry figures will be looking for on Tuesday night.

 | Planning  | Business Grants  | Government and Regulation

Will your new ERP system be a success?

5:40PM | Friday, 9 May 2014 | Peter Hill

How will you judge whether your ERP system is a success? Will it deliver the benefits that you were expecting?

 | Planning