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Should Australia’s Silicon Valley be Melbourne or Sydney? Why not build a startup nation instead!

Tuesday, 3 March
Should Australia’s Silicon Valley be Melbourne or Sydney? Why not build a startup nation instead!

Old Taskmaster is back with a take on whether Sydney or Melbourne should be the centre of Australia's startup scene.

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Seven pieces of startup advice from Envato co-founder Collis Ta’eed

Envato co-founder Collis Ta’eed says he didn’t realise venture capital was an option when looking at ways to grow the business in its early days.

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Labor announces $500 million Smart Investment Fund policy, startups welcome move to ease funding crunch

Labor announces $500 million Smart Investment Fund policy, startups welcome move to ease funding crunch

Friday, 15 May 2015 05:55 | by Andrew Sadauskas

The startup community has welcomed Labor’s intention to increase the amount of capital available to startups, but some have questioned whether a proposed $500 million startup investment fund is the right mechanism to achieve that goal.

Bill Shorten’s STEM policy wins startup support: “The best thing we’ve heard from either party in 20 years”

Bill Shorten’s STEM policy wins startup support: “The best thing we’ve heard from either party in 20 years”

Friday, 15 May 2015 05:05 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Labor’s Futuresmart policy aims to have coding taught in every Australian every primary and secondary school by 2020.

Marketing

A brand guide for startups

A brand guide for startups

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 04:43 | by Michel Hogan

Here are the three foundation elements startups need to consider when setting out to build a brand.

This Australian company is making zombies a (virtual) reality

This Australian company is making zombies a (virtual) reality

Friday, 22 May 2015 04:33 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Australian production company Jumpgate Virtual Reality has released a 90-second trailer for the upcoming horror film Scare Campaign, which will be the first Australian movie to be accompanied by a virtual reality experience.

Technology

Google Jump, GoPro, and YouTube 360 have virtual reality pushing towards the mainstream

Google Jump, GoPro, and YouTube 360 have virtual reality pushing towards the mainstream

Friday, 29 May 2015 05:43 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Key announcements from the Google I/O developer conference have put virtual reality on the cusp of going mainstream, according to two key figures in the Australian virtual reality community.

Brillo and Weave among major announcements out of Google I/O

Brillo and Weave among major announcements out of Google I/O

Friday, 29 May 2015 05:24 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Brillo, a cut-down version of Android aimed at embedded devices, a framework designed to compete against Apple’s HomeKit API, were among the key announcements from Google I/O this year.

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Fintech might be hot right now, but banks are still winning

Fintech might be hot right now, but banks are still winning

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 04:33 | by Amy Auster

The term “fintech” – the marriage of financial services with technology companies – has only recently come into vogue in Australia, with venture capital starting to flow into the sector.

Redflow welcomes Tesla to the battery market, as investors including Graeme Wood and Simon Hackett pour in another $16 million

Redflow welcomes Tesla to the battery market, as investors including Graeme Wood and Simon Hackett pour in another $16 million

Friday, 15 May 2015 06:20 | by Andrew Sadauskas

Redflow has welcomed the entry of US electric car maker Tesla to the large-scale battery market, after investors poured an additional $16.1 million into the zinc-bromide module (ZBM) maker.

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