Video Interview: Nikki Durkin from Y Combinator

5:04PM | Monday, 7 May 2012 |  Having launched her first business aged 15, Nikki Durkin has broken through the glass ceiling of the IT industry. In this video, she explains how you can follow in her footsteps. BY ORSI PARKANYI.

The rise of school-aged soloists

8:38PM | Wednesday, 22 August 2012 |  Is there such a thing as too young to become a successful soloist? If there is, someone forgot to tell these young entrepreneurs they “weren’t ready” to make it in business. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Flightfox accepted into Y Combinator after snagging $800,000

5:00AM | Thursday, 31 May 2012 |  Australian travel start-up Flightfox has been accepted into US-based incubator Y Combinator and raised $800,000 in capital, just months after joining Startmate, the Sydney accelerator.

Three start-ups to watch in Y Combinator’s latest batch

3:07PM | Thursday, 29 March 2012 |  Start-up incubator Y Combinator has held its 14th demo day for 65 start-ups, with many start-ups fielding investment offers following their presentations.

99dresses shuts down amid financial woes

1:46PM | Monday, 23 January 2012 |  Australian start-up 99dresses has temporarily closed its doors after 20-year-old founder Nikki Durkin ran into financial troubles, although the business’ former incubator is confident that Durkin will bounce back.

PushStart launches seed fund for start-ups

12:59PM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 |  Start-up mentorship network PushStart has launched its first accelerator seed fund, which will hand pick budding entrepreneurs to receive $20,000 in funding and access to a heavy-hitting group of mentors.

99dresses founder Nikki Durkin joins Y Combinator

11:44PM | Friday, 18 November 2011 |  Twenty-year-old Australian entrepreneur Nikki Durkin will participate in the fabled Y Combinator program in the United States, as she seeks to replace eBay as the world’s premier online fashion portal.

99dresses and rome2rio among iAward winners

8:25PM | Monday, 8 August 2011 |  Online start-ups 99dresses and rome2rio have been honoured at the 2011 iAwards, while Sajari and Calibre Hosting were among the winners of this year’s MEGA NSW event.

10 reasons investors don’t invest in start-ups

11:13PM | Monday, 22 November 2010 |  Learn why start-ups are failing the funding test and how to ensure your business is investor ready.