Start-up TV

April 2014

VIDEO: How I validated my startup idea: Edwin Onggo from GiggedIn

4:47PM | Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | By Rose Powell Even a brilliantly creative idea is not enough on its own to build a booming startup. The first major challenge many founder fails at is validating their idea.

March 2014

Kogan expanding to New Zealand: Watch our exclusive Q&A video with him here

3:34PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | By Rose Powell Electronics startup superpower Kogan is setting up shop in New Zealand.

Why not spending our $1.3 million investment capital quickly was the best mistake we made

3:05PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | By Rose Powell Bellabox, a mailed monthly beauty samples box, is booming. Co-founder and chief executive Sarah Hamilton shares why they didn’t immediately pursue their extensive growth plans and how it turned out for the best.

February 2014

Will 2014 be the year of the entrepreneur?

2:18PM | Friday, 28 February 2014 | By StartupSmart Sir Richard Branson has predicted 2014 will be the year of the entrepreneur. In this video, Professor Alan Brown, from Surry University, explores what the year of the entrepreneur could mean.

The three big challenges that stop start-ups getting going: Noah Kagan

2:21PM | Friday, 21 February 2014 | By Rose Powell Noah Kagan is the founder of AppSumo and a world-renowned growth hacker. After working with hundreds of start-ups, he’s identified the three common issues holding aspiring entrepreneurs back.

VIDEO: Why I invested in Twitter and Instagram, and what I look for in investments

2:13PM | Monday, 3 February 2014 | By Rose Powell For serial start-up investor Jon Teo, start-ups that change how users engage with technology are the most exciting.

January 2014

VIDEO: Why getting your core team and advisors right is the best thing you can do for your start-up

1:27PM | Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | By Rose Powell PDF technology company Nitro has moved beyond start-up stage, and is now turning over $25 million a year, with offices in Melbourne, San Francisco and Dublin.

Why you probably shouldn’t take on advisers who aren’t also investors

1:19PM | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | By Rose Powell Should you avoid committed advisory relationships from people who won’t financially back you? Ed Dowling, co-founder of, discussed this question at the Startup Victoria Conference last year.

Pitching app called Intercourse hits branding issue after interest from unanticipated markets

1:00AM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | By Rose Powell The founders of an app for seeking feedback on pitches are scrambling to rebrand after a deluge of interest from potential clients keen to use it but concerned about its cheeky name.

December 2013

Canberra launches first commercially-focused hackathon

12:53PM | Friday, 13 December 2013 | By Rose Powell Canberra co-working space Entry29 hosted the city’s first commercially-focused hackathon recently, with over 50 entrepreneurs gathering for 32 hours to code and launch new online products or services.