Business planning



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.

Is 2015 the year of enterprise software?

1:55PM | Monday, 12 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

An increasing number of startups are helping Australian companies boost their performance and streamline services by leveraging new technology.

She Makes Games: encouraging women to make video games

1:37PM | Friday, 9 January 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

About half of Australian video gamers are female, but men account for 88% of game developers. The Girl Geek Academy has organised an event in Melbourne later this month that hopes to help change that.

Three things to keep to keep in mind when moving your startup overseas

1:36PM | Thursday, 8 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Whether chasing customers and investors in the US or even as far away as Poland, Australian entrepreneurs are no strangers to setting up shop overseas.

Four things to keep in mind when considering a pivot

1:31AM | Tuesday, 6 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

Many Australian startups have pivoted into successful companies. But how do you know it’s the right time to change the direction of your company, or the product or service it provides?

Victorian sports startups to get a head start with new accelerator program

1:02PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) has announced an accelerator program to help Victorian startups tap into the $300 billion global sports products market.

Meet the NSW startup allowing travellers to search for events in their own language

1:19PM | Monday, 5 January 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is looking to help locals and travellers find major, accessible events anywhere in the world in their own language.

Bid-based shopping platform promises fear-free haggling

12:40PM | Tuesday, 16 December 2014 | Dinushi Das

Sydney-based startup Bidz Direct has developed a new shopping platform that’s attempting to give consumers more control over pricing.

The race to get products under the Christmas tree from Kickstarter-backed projects

12:27PM | Friday, 5 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The challenges for Kickstarter-backed hardware startups don’t end once you’ve raised the money.

Hackagong announces 2014 winners

12:09PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Broede Carmody

This year’s Hackagong has seen the largest turnout since it was founded in 2012, with almost 50 teams competing for a prize pool of more than $100,000.

Smartphone sales growth about to slow dramatically, warns IDC

12:09PM | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The growth rate for smartphones is set to slow dramatically over the coming years, both in terms of volume and revenue, according to a forecast released this week by IDC.

New online community launches for entrepreneurs and investors

11:34PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

A new website has launched to help entrepreneurs and investors succeed in the startup industry.

Your small business or multinational corporation is not a startup

11:30PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | Taskmaster

Your humble correspondent noticed a new coffee shop had just opened up on the main street of Parts Unknown. While toiling away at frothing a skinny soy cappuccino, the barista claimed he was running a startup.

Government report identifies six disruptive tech trends to watch

11:37PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mobile messaging apps such as Whatsapp are killing traditional text messages while multi-screening is going mainstream, according to an Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Startup Weekend Australia gains new sponsorship and launches platform, making events easier to organise

11:34PM | Friday, 21 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Startup Weekend Australia has launched a new national platform and announced a sponsorship from Intuit QuickBooks Online at an event held last Thursday at Sydney’s Tank Stream Labs.

Four ways to prepare yourself for the transition from corporate to startup life

11:56PM | Thursday, 20 November 2014 | Broede Carmody

Making the leap from a secure, well-paying corporate job to the world of startups can be a daunting task.

NICTA RMIT Data Analysis Lab set to open

11:56PM | Thursday, 13 November 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

NICTA is preparing to open a new hub for applied data analytics projects later this month at Melbourne’s RMIT University.