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Five tips to help entrepreneurs find a great co-founder

4:06PM | Tuesday, 21 April 2015 | Michael Ugor

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 Townsville

4:19PM | 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 services

4:29PM | 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 set to get an equity crowdfunding platform dedicated to health-tech sector

4:27PM | Friday, 10 April 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paris v Kim: ASX-listed games company takes on Kim Kardashian scoring deal with Paris Hilton

3:09PM | Tuesday, 3 March 2015 | Kirsten Robb

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.

Perth International Arts Festival gets hacked – in a good way

3:18PM | Monday, 2 March 2015 | Eisha Gupta

Art and technology converged at the Perth International Arts Festival over the past week to create digital artwork with no limits.

Appster launches high school course to find the developers of tomorrow

2:30PM | Tuesday, 24 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Melbourne startup Appster is partnering up with the Department of Education in Tasmania and New Town High School in Hobart to create a new course designed to teach students the foundations of coding and app creation.

A new force in gaming? Controls combine virtual reality with exercise, motion tracking and resistance

2:16PM | Friday, 20 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

An Australian tech company called The Realm has created a new motion tracking control system with force feedback that co-founder Matt Long says will give gamers a more immersive experience – along with a calorie-burning workout.

An Airbnb for washing machines? How to achieve a circular economy

2:56PM | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | Mariale Moreno

For the circular economy to thrive, we must be serious about reducing waste.

A yarn about startups pussyfooting around: How pausing a kitten delivery turned into a full-grown cat-astrophe

2:00PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Taskmaster

If you promise your customers kittens, you better deliver!

Wearable tech wins at Melbourne BattleHack

2:47PM | Monday, 2 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

The team that won last year’s BattleHack competition will once again take on Silicon Valley for the chance to win $US100,000.

Federal government looks at creating a free geocoded national address database

1:19PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The federal Department of Communications has issued a survey to industry and developers to gauge the interest in creating a geocoded national address platform that would be free for users.

Toowoomba startup community looks at getting its first coworking space

1:08PM | Friday, 30 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

As the nation focuses on the outcome of the Queensland election, the Toowoomba startup community is looking forward to a big year ahead in 2015, with a number of events and a new coworking space on the agenda.

Australia’s sporting advantage key to startups tackling global markets

1:13PM | Tuesday, 27 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Australia is a world leader when it comes to sporting technology but more could be done to support its sports-tech startups, according to the founder of a company that specialises in helping athletes and individuals recover from injuries.

SouthStart 2015 conference announces keynote speakers and plans more investor-friendly direction

1:06PM | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

South Australia’s largest startup conference has announced its keynote speakers for 2015, including Shark Tank investor Stephen Baxter, OneShift founder Gen George and BlueChilli’s Alan Jones.

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