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

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