Five Canberra-based start-ups have received $170,000 in government grants to develop their products and services, but a local player says Canberra’s start-up scene still has a long way to go.
A lack of workplace flexibility could prompt more men to start their own business, after a report revealed 18% of men have considered leaving their job because of inflexible arrangements.
Sydney entrepreneur Brad Lindenberg is close to a multi-million dollar capital raising for a start-up that was conceived, attracted big name clients such as Ralph Lauren and Sportsgirl and launched all in less than a year.
Carbon-conscious start-ups have been targeted by GE’s new Ecomagination Challenge, which will see five winners awarded $100,000 cash, and a potential capital pledge of up to $10 million.
Cash-strapped developers and talent-starved tech start-ups are being encouraged to utilise a new “crowdcoding” website dubbed Late Labs, which allows developers to trade code for equity.
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The building and telecommunications industries are expected to pick up in the next few years as the mining sector slows, although other businesses are set to struggle, according to a new report.
Australian start-ups looking for inspiration are being encouraged to study the 2012 Inc. 5000 list, which features the fastest-growing companies in the United States.
Global tech giant Microsoft has updated its logo after 25 years in a bid to reflect the company’s ever-growing product portfolio, highlighting several logo lessons for start-ups to take note of.
A local online fashion start-up is taking the invitation-only concept to a new level for its launch, only accepting people who have a high “Klout score”, which is a measure of a person’s online social influence.
Sydney start-up incubator Pollenizer works hard for its decent investment success rate. This time-lapse video shows two days of start-up hothousing prior to launch compressed into under two minutes.
The local head of US hosting giant Rackspace has risked provoking indignation among start-ups for claiming that Australia is “off the radar” of US technology firms investing in overseas markets.
Australian employees are more pessimistic about job security and financial wellbeing than those in recession-hit countries because they fear the worst is yet to come, a new report reveals.
The founder of Y Combinator says venture capitalists are becoming increasingly selective about the start-ups they fund, after revealing the latest batch of the accelerator’s start-ups.
A Perth specialist life science company will use a $1 million grant from Commercialisation Australia to develop biomarkers for diabetic kidney disease, which can kill up to 56 million people a year.
Start-up retailers looking to spice up their offerings before spring may want take a closer look at Wheel&Barrow, which has been named top kitchen retailer in a survey by Canstar Blue.
Small business sales rose by almost 5% year-on-year in July and by 3.8% over the year to the three months to July, with assistance for households as part of the carbon tax package a main driver, according to a new report
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Australian businesses are increasingly using cheap overseas firms to help them join the app rush, only to end up with a botched job, a local app developer has claimed.
Small businesses have been warned that creditors are coming down hard on outstanding payments and bad debt, following the release of figures that showed an easing in the number of company collapses.