Australia has a higher start-up rate than any other developed country except the United States, new research shows, with one in ten of all Australians involved in an early stage enterprise.
Starfish Ventures won Best Early Stage Award at the 2012 Australian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association Awards, recognised for its work with software company Quickcomm.
The winner of the 2012 Unleash Your App competition will use the prize money to attend next year’s Google I/O conference, after building an Android app that tracks users’ carbon footprint.
Melbourne will get another co-working space in the form of Electron Workshop, which plans to build a dedicated hacker area within the venue.
Time and cost used to be major barriers to people studying. Thankfully, many business courses are now available online for free. Here are five of the best. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
There are three key steps companies can take to integrate innovation and make it a “way of life” during their everyday operations, according to a new report by Ernst & Young.
The University of Melbourne will offer seven free online courses after partnering with US company Coursera, with three of the courses covering topics in economics and technology.
Australian consumers have some of the lowest customer service expectations in the world, new research shows.
A peak lobby group has called for the appointment of a dedicated federal minister to represent the interests of family-owned businesses, following the first National Family Business Day.
Almost three quarters of Australian small businesses plan to recruit more staff in the coming 12 months, new research shows.
Consumer goods retailers can expect revenue to decline by 0.6% in 2012-13, according to a new IBISWorld report.
Tech entrepreneurs are being encouraged to consider Asia as a viable alternative to Silicon Valley, following the launch of AcceleratorHK, the first accelerator program in Hong Kong.
Australian start-up LIFX has smashed its $100,000 funding goal three days into its Kickstarter campaign, having already raised more than $500,000 for its smartphone-controlled light bulb.
There aren’t too many start-up boards that can match Jedo for heavy-hitters. Here’s how Anneliese Urquhart assembled a board most big businesses would be proud of. BY JOANNE KOH.
Queensland University of Technology is offering entrepreneurs in the creative industries up to $150,000 to develop and launch their ideas through its commercial arm Creative Enterprise Australia.
Since the global financial downturn, the big banks have been reluctant to lend to entrepreneurs. Here are three practical ways to get lending flowing to deserving start-ups again. BY OLIVER MILMAN.
Californian start-up YourMechanic took out the top title at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012, while other standouts included a self-balancing bicycle and a predictive database for app developers.
Australian coders are being encouraged to use newly launched platform Codehire.com, where employers have to “prove themselves” to coders, rather than coders convincing employers.
An impressive lineup of speakers will take to the stage at the 2012 Technology Entrepreneurship Forum, including Jerry Engel and Leni Mayo, while start-ups will vie for $50,000 in prizes.
Aussie innovation is not just being held back by the system. There are also deep cultural factors holding Aussie ideas back from the world stage. BY OLIVER MILMAN.