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Labor announces $500 million Smart Investment Fund policy, startups welcome move to ease funding crunch

5:55PM | 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.

Startups, it’s time to talk about copying each other

5:29PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

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 startups

5:33PM | 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.

Budget suggests crowdsourced equity funding scheme coming soon

5:41PM | Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | Kye White

Australia will likely have a crowdsourced equity funding scheme in place before the end of the 2015-16 financial year.

Entrepreneurs Infrastructure Program’s funding cut by $27 million

5:40PM | Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | Kye White

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.

Budget 2015: “Our economic plan is working” Hockey says as he reveals $41 billion deficit

5:37PM | Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | Cara Waters

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 entrepreneurs

5:07PM | 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.

Lack of contacts and knowledge major hurdles for refugee entrepreneurs in Australia

5:30PM | Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

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.

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.

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