The Nitro story: How to grow a software company from five guys to over $25 million in annual revenue10:00AM | Friday, 4 October 2013 | Rose Powell
Taking on the “gorilla in the room” competitor doesn’t always end well, but it seemed like a great idea to the founding team of now international software company Nitro when they squared up to Adobe in 2005.
Can you see the surface of your desk? No? Oh dear… the situation’s worse than Old Taskmaster feared!
Regret. It’s an emotion your humble correspondent is all too familiar with. The secret lies in how you deal with it.
Customer discovery and honing start-up ideas were the key topics explored during the first evening of the Next start-up development program, run in co-working space York Butter Factory on Monday.
Optus Innov8, a start-up accelerator program, has appointed Humphrey Laubscher to be a senior associate on their management team.
Even if you don’t follow the footy, there’s a valuable business lesson to be had from Hawthorn’s victory in the AFL grand final on Saturday.
Over 80 developers, designers, marketers and entrepreneurs gathered in Sydney for a 48-hour hackathon last weekend to launch apps for charities and care organisations.
Occasionally, when you read a business news website, you’ll spot something that really makes you shake your head. A prime example is BlackBerry deciding, amidst its current troubles, to buy a new private jet.
Founders can now launch their start-ups in one of the world’s most popular travel destinations, with an incubation program launched in Minas Gerais in Brazil offering a one-year visa and access to coworking space, mentoring and education, and $US35,000 in seed capital.
Well, after a long season, it’s finally here. Hawthorn plays Fremantle in the AFL grand final this Saturday. Old Taskmaster has distilled six key lessons for your business.
When it comes to smartphones, there’s a whole heap of jargon. Quad-core processors? AMOLED displays? Android or iOS? Well, in layman’s terms, here’s an explanation of some of the words and phrases you’ve often read but never asked about.
How Jolla was born from the wreckage of Nokia is an inspiring tale for anyone fed up with working for someone else and thinking of launching their own business.
Moves to free up investment flows between Australia and its Asian neighbours have been welcomed as an opportunity to attract overseas investors to Australian start-ups.
Start-up accelerator programs Startmate, Pollenizer and AngelCube have partnered with international outsourcing platform oDesk in a new support program, oDesk Upstarts.
A new, Google Australia-sponsored start-up incubator program, Melbourne NEXT, will launch next week at the York Butter Factory co-working space.
Jolla, a smartphone start-up launched by former Nokia staff, has announced that unmodified Android apps will be able to run on its MeeGo-based Sailfish operating system.
Late last week, fast-food chain Pie Face announced its latest expansion – a 24/7 drive-through in Queensland.
Australia prides itself on its multiculturalism. However, migrant entrepreneurs face some unique challenges when starting up.
If you want to be an entrepreneur then you will need to grow yourself and your business throughout your lifetime, and you won’t achieve that doing what you’ve always done!
Do you want a financially festive Christmas this year? If so, the time to start thinking and planning for it is right now!