Labor announces $500 million Smart Investment Fund policy, startups welcome move to ease funding crunch5:55PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas
The startup community has welcomed Labor’s intention to increase the amount of capital available to startups, but some have questioned whether a proposed $500 million startup investment fund is the right mechanism to achieve that goal.
Bill Shorten’s STEM policy wins startup support: “The best thing we’ve heard from either party in 20 years”5:05PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas
Labor’s Futuresmart policy aims to have coding taught in every Australian every primary and secondary school by 2020.
Entrepreneurs aren’t shy when it comes to chasing similar business ideas, with a string of on-demand storage companies springing up recently after German startup SpaceWays launched in Australia.
Startups and VCs welcome budget measures but concerned about government’s “overall strategy” for startups5:33PM | Wednesday, 13 May 2015 | Broede Carmody
Startups and venture capitalists have welcomed the Abbott government’s push to reform employee share schemes and implement a crowdfunding equity scheme.
Australia will likely have a crowdsourced equity funding scheme in place before the end of the 2015-16 financial year.
The Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Program, implemented in last year’s budget as a replacement for Innovation Investment Fund and Commercialisation Australia, was a target for savings in the latest federal budget.
Treasurer Joe Hockey says the government is sticking to its plan to strengthen Australia’s economy as he revealed a budget deficit of $41.1 billion for 2014-15.
Budget 2015: tax cuts to support startups, but few measures to encourage or educate potential entrepreneurs5:07PM | Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | Kye White
A reduction in the company tax rate, help with costs of starting a business, and the ability to write off every asset that costs less than $20,000, are among the positives for startups in the 2015 Federal Budget.
The Australian startup ecosystem should embrace refugees if it is to achieve greater cultural diversity, according to the coordinator of an entrepreneurs program at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
General wisdom among tech entrepreneurs is that the ideal number of co-founders is two or three. Here’s a short guide to picking the right person.
Regional Queensland startups get a boost with ilab roadshow visits, Mentor Blaze coming to Cairns and Townsville4:19PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas
Entrepreneurs in regional Queensland are set to receive a boost, with ilab planning a series of Regional Startup Roadshow seminars in Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Maryborough, while Mentor Blaze events will run in Cairns and Townsville on the same day as Brisbane.
The health tech revolution will be televised: New accelerator offers $40,000 and broadcasting services4:29PM | Friday, 17 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas
A new virtual accelerator program focusing on health tech startups is offering $40,000 in broadcast time and services in exchange for 7% equity, with the possibility of a further $40,000 cash in exchange for another 7% in equity.
Australia is about to see the launch of an equity crowdfunding platform aimed specifically at the health-tech sector, inspired by the explosive popularity growth of health-tech meetup groups.
Nitro’s Sam Chandler explains why it no longer makes sense for Australian startups to move to Silicon Valley3:28PM | 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
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.
The BBC is set to give away a million Raspberry Pi-style computers to British school students to encourage children to take up coding.
It has never been easier to found a startup in Australia, according to social entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author Roger Hamilton.
Old Taskmaster is back with a take on whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the centre of Australia's startup scene.
A Hong Kong-based ASX-listed company is planning to take on the internet’s biggest name, Kim Kardashian, with a rival celebrity mobile phone game.
Art and technology converged at the Perth International Arts Festival over the past week to create digital artwork with no limits.