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.


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

Smartphone sales growth about to slow dramatically, warns IDC

12:09PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The growth rate for smartphones is set to slow dramatically over the coming years, both in terms of volume and revenue, according to a forecast released this week by IDC.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology

Let bitcoin grow before you regulate: US expert tells Australian Senate inquiry

11:55PM | Wednesday, 26 November 2014 | Kye White

The G20 nations, including Australia, need to take the lead when it comes to producing a regulatory framework for bitcoin according to the US Chamber of Digital Commerce president.

 | Planning

New online community launches for entrepreneurs and investors

11:34PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new website has launched to help entrepreneurs and investors succeed in the startup industry.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Your small business or multinational corporation is not a startup

11:30PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Taskmaster

Your humble correspondent noticed a new coffee shop had just opened up on the main street of Parts Unknown. While toiling away at frothing a skinny soy cappuccino, the barista claimed he was running a startup.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Innovation

Bitcoin Group still looking at listing on the ASX despite delays

11:26PM | Monday, 24 November 2014 | Kye White

Bitcoin Group’s plans to raise $20 million at 20 cents a share on the ASX are still on track, despite a slight delay.

 | Planning  | Financing a business

Government report identifies six disruptive tech trends to watch

11:37PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mobile messaging apps such as Whatsapp are killing traditional text messages while multi-screening is going mainstream, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Technology  | Government and Regulation

Startup Weekend Australia gains new sponsorship and launches platform, making events easier to organise

11:34PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Startup Weekend Australia has launched a new national platform and announced a sponsorship from Intuit QuickBooks Online at an event held last Thursday at Sydney’s Tank Stream Labs.

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

Four ways to prepare yourself for the transition from corporate to startup life

11:56PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Making the leap from a secure, well-paying corporate job to the world of startups can be a daunting task.

 | Business planning

Seven pieces of startup advice from Envato co-founder Collis Ta’eed

11:56AM | Wednesday, 19 November 2014 | Kye White

Envato co-founder Collis Ta’eed says he didn’t realise venture capital was an option when looking at ways to grow the business in its early days.

 | Planning

The hard truth about startups in Australia

11:49PM | Friday, 14 November 2014 | Michael Mehmet

Startups are a bit of a thing in Australia right now. You probably know or have heard of someone who has recently become involved with a startup – or may even be that person, yourself.

 | Planning

NICTA RMIT Data Analysis Lab set to open

11:56PM | Thursday, 13 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

NICTA is preparing to open a new hub for applied data analytics projects later this month at Melbourne’s RMIT University.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology  | Workspace

ACS wants to put the digital economy at the heart of the Victorian elections

11:25PM | Wednesday, 12 November 2014 | Kye White

With the Victorian election just around the corner, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has called on the major political parties to recognise the digital economy as the key driver of economic growth in the state.

 | Planning

Should you stay or should you go? The big question for many Australian startups

11:45PM | Monday, 10 November 2014 | Kye White

Startup founders need to get out of Australia and see the standard set by entrepreneurs in successful tech hubs around the world, according to Startup Victoria’s Scott Handsaker, but that does not necessarily mean they should move there.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Crowdsurfer promises you’ll never lose your friends again

11:21PM | Wednesday, 5 November 2014 | Kye White

At a concert last year, Matt Gerard was standing in a sea of people, struggling to find his friends. It was there he came up with the idea for Crowdsurfer, an app that lets you know where your friends are in real time.

 | Business ideas

Navigating Australian immigration as a startup

11:25PM | Wednesday, 5 November 2014 | Jackson Taylor

The federal government has announced the National Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda, which includes several reforms to employer sponsored visas which will affect startups.

 | Planning

Australia’s own This Week in Startups launches

11:59AM | Monday, 3 November 2014 | Kye White

If Australia can produce three or four more Atlassians, then its startup ecosystem will start to matter on the global stage, according to US entrepreneur and angel investor Jason Calacanis.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Apple and Samsung’s global smartphone market share slipped in the October quarter as Xiaomi surged

10:55PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple’s share of the global smartphone market slipped during the October quarter, despite the release of the iPhone 6, as Chinese vendor Xiaomi became the world’s third largest vendor.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology

Technology won’t change everything: Intel anthropologist Genevieve Bell

10:41PM | Friday, 31 October 2014 | Kye White

Technology isn’t changing humanity, certain parts of what make us human have always been changing, according to Intel anthropologist Genevieve Bell.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology