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The Upside of Startup Depression

6:00PM | Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | Tom Howard

I’ve experienced a lot of depression during my life – not really suicidal depression, but melancholy, anxiety, fearfulness and crippling self-doubt, and it’s been a big factor/complication over the course of building Adioso.

Turning your great idea into a shipping product

6:04PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Mark Pesce

Everyone who’s made the journey from idea to product agrees: Hardware is hard. Mark Pesce draws on his experience of bringing MooresCloud to market.

Australia ranked second best place to be a female entrepreneur

6:27PM | Tuesday, 3 June 2014 | Eloise Keating

Australia is the second best place in the world to be a female entrepreneur, according to international rankings released this week.

Everything you need to know about building a startup in China

6:26PM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

China’s booming mobile market is creating lucrative new business opportunities for startups, according to Australian entrepreneur and Koombah cofounder Jason Lim, who recently returned from China.

Unitrends acquires NICTA cloud security startup Yuruware

5:46PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Yuruware, an Australian-based innovator of data protection technology for Amazon Web Services (AWS), has been acquired by Unitrends.

Australia, the Valley of Robotics?

5:39PM | Monday, 19 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Marc Andreessen told The New York Times recently that “new valleys will eventually emerge. But they won’t be Silicon Valley copycats”. We asked some of Australia’s most forward-thinking startup leaders about what kind of “valley” Australia could be?

It ain’t hard for Australian startups, claims digital pioneer

5:30PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Cut the bullshit and just do it is the blunt message from digital pioneer Peter Williams for Australian startups.

CeBIT StartUp 2014 – the rundown from a startup’s perspective

5:41PM | Thursday, 8 May 2014 | Sarah Moran

So what exactly did CeBIT StartUp 2014 offer the budding startup entrepreneur? Sarah Moran gives us the lowdown.

Superannuation disclosure pushed back until next year

5:34PM | Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | Kye White

AVCAL supports the federal government’s decision to extend the consultation period for proposed changes to super fund rules that, if implemented, could have a negative impact on startups.

Last-minute travel and tour app launches after taking time out

5:44PM | Monday, 5 May 2014 | Kye White

Last-minute travel app GoStandby launched last week, roughly nine months after it won Startup Weekend Gold Coast.

10 books every aspiring entrepreneur should read

5:40PM | Thursday, 1 May 2014 | StartupSmart

Are you planning your next venture? If so, here are 10 books you really need to check out.

Taskmaster versus the futurologists

4:00PM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | Taskmaster

From time to time, when journalists are doing a story on tech – be it in print, on TV or on the radio – they’ll wheel out a futurologist. The Taskmaster remains a sceptic.

National INCUBATE university accelerator program to pitch at Google Demo Day

4:34AM | Friday, 11 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Fifteen early-stage startups manned by students from four universities will pitch at the National Demo Day for the INCUBATE program during a Google for Entrepreneurs event today.

Barriers are imaginary: A lesson from my childhood

4:37PM | Thursday, 10 April 2014 | Rebekah Campbell

As a 13-year-old New Zealander, I wanted to become prime minister. Here's the lesson I learnt by meeting the PM.

Startup founder’s struggle inspires initiative to help troubled teens

4:44PM | Wednesday, 2 April 2014 | Rose Powell

When Jamie Druitt’s wife left him several years ago, he desperately wanted to speak to other people who had been through the same thing. From that moment of pain, an online platform for teenagers struggling with mental health challenges was born.

When your customer is not a consumer

4:00AM | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Taskmaster

“Customer” and “consumer” often get muddled up and used interchangeably. However, if you’re about to launch a business, there are some crucial differences between the two terms you need to be aware of.

Cybersecurity: Time to think like a fox to fend off the hedgehogs

3:18PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

A report into cybercrime and stolen data has highlighted the risks for online companies saying that “the ability to stage cyber-attacks will likely outpace the ability to defend against them”.

Global Startup Wiki launches, but with doubts Australia will embrace it

3:06PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

There have been attempts at creating a snapshot of the Australian startup scene, but will a Startup Wiki do the job?

Tin Alley internship program is back, with newer companies and no pay for tech interns

3:21PM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Internship program Tin Alley has introduced a new winter program that places 10 interns in brand new companies, the significant difference to its summer program being that these interns aren’t paid.

When net promoter scores turn absurd

3:00AM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Every few years, a new management trend sweeps through MBA land. A recent example has been “net promoter scores”.

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