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Israel inspires young Aussie entrepreneurs to be team players

11:34PM | Friday, 27 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

They say the biggest lesson from the trip was the need to work co-operatively as a national ecosystem.

Lucy Turnbull backs Policy Hack winner's outstanding idea

11:26PM | Thursday, 26 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

Policy Hack winner Erin Watson-Lynn now has a high-profile patron for her push to teach kids entrepreneurial skills through a Lemonade Stand Day.

Students get a chance to ‘test-drive’ cyber careers

11:14AM | Thursday, 19 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

A program hoping to grow the number of young people aspiring to a career in STEM has launched in Australia with the aim of connecting high school and uni students with corporate mentors.

Israel an innovation revelation for Wyatt Roy and party

11:17PM | Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

A group of 50 Australian entrepreneurs, founders, investors and public servants have returned from a fact-finding mission to Israel with a host of lessons and inspiration.

Why the end of the year is a bad time to launch

11:05PM | Tuesday, 10 November 2015 | Alan Jones

Instinctively pushing your team, suppliers and investors to be finished by year’s end can have negative consequences for your business.

It’s time for an eAustralia Card

11:58PM | Monday, 9 November 2015 | Matthew Sorell

Australian e-government is a long way behind many other developed nations, and our national leadership continues to offer little in the way of policy direction.

Turnbull talks innovation again ahead of policy launch

11:01AM | Monday, 9 November 2015 | Denham Sadler

The federal government will be delivering its much-anticipated innovation statement next month.

Zhushing the envelope: Australia Post launches investment fund and is planning drone trial

11:05PM | Monday, 2 November 2015 | Kye White

Australia Post is getting in on the innovation act, announcing it has launched an investment fund and will begin a major drone delivery trial in 2016.

“No one can shut it down”: Kim Dotcom outlines plans for “people’s” alternative internet

10:54PM | Friday, 30 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

The “world’s most controversial internet entrepreneur” Kim Dotcom has further outlined plans for an “alternative internet” that he says would guarantee users complete privacy.

Seedy state: iLab ready to Germinate more Queensland startups

10:36PM | Friday, 23 October 2015 | Kye White

There’s no better time than now to be a Queensland startup, according to iLab director Bernie Woodcroft, with early stage accelerator program Germinate accepting applications.

Bountye brings the op shop into the digital age

10:24PM | Thursday, 15 October 2015 | Kye White

The humble op shop has been a fixture of charitable fundraising for many years and Sydney startup Bountye wants to ensure that continues into the digital age.

Board band: Surfing the wave of disruption

10:19PM | Wednesday, 14 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

A Sydney startup that wants to disrupt the sports equipment industry has launched its first product: an Internet of Things surfboard.

App aims to let travellers find a bit of home wherever they are

10:13PM | Tuesday, 13 October 2015 | Denham Sadler

Teresa Truda was in the office of her Melbourne ad agency at 10pm when she came up with the idea for her startup.

Lessons from an unlikely tech entrepreneur

10:07PM | Tuesday, 13 October 2015 | Lincoln Easton

From teachers to artists, stockbrokers to plumbers, no one is short of an idea for the Next Big Thing.

Mad Paws raises $1.1 million as pet-sitting competition gets ruff

10:19PM | Thursday, 8 October 2015 | Kye White

There’s a search on for the next big thing in the sharing economy and investors are backing pet-sitting marketplaces in the hopes of finding it.

The problem with rating people on the new app Peeple

10:15PM | Monday, 5 October 2015 | Joseph Reagle

The web is bemused and irate about an app that will let people rate other people as if they were baubles purchased on Amazon.

NFL quarterback great Steve Young passes on his startup wisdom

9:47PM | Friday, 18 September 2015 | Kye White

Great business leaders need to be accountable and encourage a culture of inclusion, according to former NFL quarterback Steve Young.

Six reasons enterprises might rethink hiring an app developer from Craigslist

9:13PM | Friday, 18 September 2015 | Mark McDonald

The classic trade-off – you can have it fast and cheap or you can have it good– holds in the world of app development.

How startups can improve the world 1% at a time

9:21PM | Thursday, 17 September 2015 | Kye White

The Pledge 1% philanthropy program is well on the way of meeting the goal it set late last year of signing up 500 companies by December.

Facebook dislike won’t be disagreeable, Zuckerberg says

9:38AM | Thursday, 17 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Facebook will soon be testing an empathy button to give users a different way to react.