Elance-oDesk aims to get the entrepreneurial pulse racing with city meet-ups

9:13PM | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 | Kye White

Elance-oDesk has launched The Pulse, a new initiative aimed at bringing entrepreneurs together in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Business ideas

The collaboration checklist

9:23PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

When it comes to leveraging your time, money, contacts and resources you can’t beat the power of collaboration. Not only do strategic partnerships or alliances open you up to new contacts and opportunities, they can also help you value-add to customers and land larger accounts.

 | Planning

Apple iPhone 6 release: Australian app developers and startups react

9:13PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple has now released its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones in Australia, and the near inevitable crowds are lining up around the block. Here’s the reaction from Australian app developers.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology

Here’s what I learnt by launching 10 startups and losing $43k along the way

9:55PM | Friday, 19 September 2014 | Nina Hendy

For years, the overnight success story he was craving eluded Nic Blair. Here's what he's learnt from launching 10 startups and losing $43,000 on the journey.

 | Planning

Westpac and BlueChilli offer $40,000 for real estate disruption

9:38PM | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Westpac Group, in conjunction with accelerator Blue Chilli, is offering $40,000 to the Australian startup that can create the most useful and disruptive business solution for its SME and commercial real estate customers.

 | Business ideas

Minimal meetings and managers: the tech companies shaking up the “big company” mentality

9:24PM | Wednesday, 17 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Vending machines full of free Apple products, fully catered meals, band rooms, huge cafeterias that look like any on-trend café; the offices of Yammer, Dropbox and Stripe leave a lasting impression.

 | Business ideas

Do we need to concentrate on one city or build at a national level?

9:35PM | Monday, 15 September 2014 | Mick Liubinskas

Recent comments by Atlassian cofounder Mike Cannon-Brookes sparked a discussion about whether Australia's startup scene should be focused on one city. Here's another perspective.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Government and Regulation

Could online dating hold the key to finding the right co-founder?

9:14PM | Friday, 12 September 2014 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is hoping to connect like-minded and passionate entrepreneurs through the power of online crowdsourcing.

 | Planning

Hills looks to hoist innovation up on a pedestal

9:38PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Hills Limited, the maker of the iconic Hills Hoist, is on the hunt for Australia’s next great technology solution.

 | Planning

No more waiting for wait staff makes Servr a Lean Startup Machine winner

9:29PM | Monday, 8 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Hospitality-led digital platform Servr was announced as the winner of Lean Startup Machine Sydney last weekend.

 | Planning

THE NEWS WRAP: Apple strikes deal with major US financial institutions on mobile payments

9:23AM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Kye White

Apple has reached deals to lower its card transaction fees with some of the largest financial institutions in the US as part of its plan to launch its mobile payments platform, sources have told Bank Innovation.

 | Planning  | Technology

Sydney, Australia’s startup capital? Melbourne responds

9:57PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Scott Handsaker

Australia doesn't need a startup capital, and certainly not one that operates at the expense of other communities that are popping up around the nation.

 | Planning  | Business planning

AngelCube demo day reveals a diverse class of 2014

9:18PM | Wednesday, 3 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Kicking off a round of demo days that will be held in Sydney, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York, the latest round of AngelCube’s early stage startups did their best to impress a room full of investors and influencers in Melbourne, Tuesday night.

 | Business ideas

The Australian startup scene is booming, but we still face a crippling problem and it’s not funding

9:56PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Kye White

The Australian startup scene is booming with large numbers of startups being launched every day, but we still lack experienced founders and teams, according to a number of Australian investors.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Startup ecosystems and compound interest: the case for keeping your startup in Australia

9:30PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Mick Liubinskas

Why are so many people working to help keep as many startups as possible in Australia?

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Government and Regulation

Six of the best startup tips these entrepreneurs ever received

8:31PM | Friday, 29 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

StartupSmart has asked some of Australia’s most successful startup entrepreneurs and community leaders for the best piece of advice they’ve received.

 | Planning  | Growth

UOW launches $10m seed fund to support Australian innovation

8:39PM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | StartupSmart

The University of Wollongong’s (UOW) iAccelerate initiative has today launched its $10 million seed fund that will enable a raft of Australian early and advanced startups to grow and thrive.

 | Planning

Where Dungeons & Dragons meets 3D printing

8:30PM | Wednesday, 27 August 2014 | Kye White

Melbourne startup Creo Ludio wants to unlock the potential of 3D printing by offering a tool for users to easily design all sorts of customisable objects.

 | Planning

Tasmania takes promising steps to building its startup ecosystem

8:53PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | Kye White

Tasmania’s startup ecosystem is starting to attract the attention of mainland accelerator programs.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Forget the clutch, self-driving cars need ‘adjustable ethics’ set by owners

8:02PM | Monday, 25 August 2014 | David Tuffley

One of the issues of self-driving vehicles is legal liability for death or injury in the event of an accident.

 | Planning  | Innovation