Nitro’s Sam Chandler explains why it no longer makes sense for Australian startups to move to Silicon Valley

3:28PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Here are two key reasons why it no longer makes sense for early stage Australian startups to relocate their headquarters to Silicon Valley

Planning  | Business planning  | Growth

Medtech’s Got Talent is back – and this year’s winner gets $60,000 in funding

3:13PM | Friday, 27 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Applications are open for health tech pitching competition MedTech’s Got Talent, with Victorian startups encouraged to apply.

 | Planning  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital

Nominations about to close for the 2015 iAwards

3:49PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Startups now have less than one week to enter the 2015 iAwards, with nominations for this year’s competition closing on March 25, with categories recognising startups and R&D, young entrepreneurs, and social enterprises.

 | Planning

Do you need worldwide terms and conditions?

3:15PM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Vanessa Emilio

Your online business sells to overseas customers as well as Australian customers. Do you need worldwide terms and conditions – and is there such a thing?

 | Planning

Gamification harnesses the power of games to motivate

3:09AM | Friday, 20 March 2015 | Kevin Werbach

Walk through any public area and you’ll see people glued to their phones, playing mobile games like Game of War and Candy Crush Saga. They aren’t alone.

 | Planning  | Technology

A guide to navigating university for student entrepreneurs

3:04PM | Thursday, 19 March 2015 | James Alexander

A revolution in entrepreneurship is underway. A student, armed with a MacBook, an internet connection and a great idea can create a company that reaches people around the globe, with just $5000 dollars or less.

 | Planning

Intergenerational prosperity depends on supporting research

3:41PM | Monday, 16 March 2015 | Michael Withford

According to the Intergenerational Report (IGR) released earlier this month, Australia’s future productivity and prosperity depends on innovation and technology.

 | Planning  | Innovation  | Business Grants  | Government and Regulation

Blue sky thinker raises $200,000 to bring Google Analytics-style data to bricks-and-mortar retailers

3:38PM | Friday, 13 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

David Mah, the co-founder of successful online shopping app Blue Sky, has raised $200,000 in seed funding for his latest venture, which provides Google Analytics-style real-time data to bricks-and-mortar retailers.

 | Planning  | Marketing  | Financing a business

Twentysomething startup founders in the minority - but why?

3:59PM | Friday, 13 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Young entrepreneurs like 20-year-old CoinJar co-founder Ryan Zhou are actually in the minority, according to a survey about the age of startup founders.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth

BBC to give away computers to get kids to code: could it work here?

3:47PM | Friday, 13 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The BBC is set to give away a million Raspberry Pi-style computers to British school students to encourage children to take up coding.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Swiss army knife lessons: stop looking for absolute truths about startup success

3:28PM | Friday, 13 March 2015 | Alan Downie

Like anything you read on the internet, most of it is plain bullshit. And the stuff that isn’t bullshit should still come with a lengthy list of disclaimers.

 | Planning

Uber and Etsy: Why traditional advertising just doesn’t pay off

3:33AM | Friday, 13 March 2015 | Kirsten Robb

Two of the most successful e-commerce businesses operating in Australia say they will stick to marketing themselves through social channels because they simply can’t make traditional marketing like TV or radio ads pay.

 | Planning

Four US services that would go gangbusters in Australia

3:50PM | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

StartupSmart has chosen four American startups or services that would hit it off in Australia should they launch Down Under.

 | Business ideas

The Big Pitch competition is back for 2015 with $5 million up for grabs

3:41PM | Wednesday, 11 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australian startups will have the opportunity to battle it out once again for a funding pool of $5 million as part of Oxygen Ventures’ Big Pitch competition.

 | Planning

Australian entrepreneurs should look towards 3D printing and the Internet of Things: Roger Hamilton

3:14PM | Tuesday, 10 March 2015 | Broede Carmody

It has never been easier to found a startup in Australia, according to social entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Roger Hamilton.

 | Planning  | Business planning

Responsible development of new technologies critical in complex, connected world

3:55AM | Monday, 9 March 2015 | Andrew Maynard

On July 31, 2012, a massive blackout swept across northeast India.

 | Planning

Geospatial conference an opportunity to put Queensland startups on the map

3:19PM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Brisbane is hosting a national conference for the geospatial industry, with the event presenting a valuable opportunity for startups developing or consuming mapping and geospatial services to network with leading industry, government and academic figures.

 | Planning  | Business ideas

Microsoft innovation centre adds to South Australia’s booming tech scene

3:44PM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Microsoft has launched its second Australian Innovation Centre, with the South Australian centre aiming to graduate more than 40 startups, provide training to at least 250 people and create at least 80 jobs over the next 18 months.

 | Planning  | Technology

Pet-focused daily deals site chows down on growing demand for doggie products

3:29PM | Friday, 6 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

A website that offers daily deals for pet products has launched nationwide.

 | Planning

Should Australia’s Silicon Valley be Melbourne or Sydney? Why not build a startup nation instead!

3:56PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Taskmaster

Old Taskmaster is back with a take on whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the centre of Australia's startup scene.

 | Planning  | Business planning