Doing business overseas


Aussie duo launch Kickstarter-funded start-up from Argentina

12:21PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 |  Start-ups are being encouraged to consider South America as a place to do business, after two local entrepreneurs celebrated the launch of their luxury leather bag line in Argentina.


12:54PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 |  Connect2Field chief executive Steven Orenstein talks to StartupSmart about the company’s interest in mum-and-dad businesses, and its plans to go global.

Sydney incubator ATP Innovations scoops award

12:01PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 |  Sydney-based ATP Innovations has won the Best Science Based Incubator Award at an international conference for incubators at the weekend, having helped start-ups including Marathon Targets, ingogo and StageBitz.

Canberra start-up Gift A Ball set to roll into US market

12:00AM | Monday, 5 December 2011 |  Canberra-based start-up Gift A Ball is preparing to launch in the United States, despite launching just two months ago, after agreeing to split its US profits with a California-based operator.

Oroton highlights sales strategies for start-ups

12:01PM | Thursday, 1 December 2011 |  Australian luxury label Oroton was among the top local retailers in 2011, increasing revenue by 12% despite the retail downturn, suggesting start-ups can learn from the 73-year-old company.

Melbourne start-up iLID turns to Kickstarter for funding

12:04PM | Thursday, 1 December 2011 |  Start-ups shouldn’t rely on crowdsourcing platforms to generate traffic, according to Melbourne-based start-up iLID, which is raising funds on Kickstarter for its iPhone-inspired product.


11:49PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 |  Guy Sewell talks to StartupSmart about how he aims to take his business’ technology, an interactive - 3D way of displaying online information - global.

How Aussie start-ups can crack the US

11:35PM | Tuesday, 29 November 2011 |  Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes speaks to StartupSmart about Australia’s start-up scene, his tips for entrepreneurial success and why he dislikes the “build to flip” business model.

Marathon Targets ships robots to US for $50 million contract

11:22PM | Monday, 28 November 2011 |  A batch of high-tech military robots created by Sydney start-up Marathon Targets has been shipped to the United States to help train Marine Corps, after the business won a US$50 million contract.

Project PowerUp sets sights on Silicon Valley

11:45PM | Thursday, 24 November 2011 |  The founder of Sydney-based crowdfunding site Project PowerUp says he plans to visit Silicon Valley early next year to drum up interest from investors, with the possibility of relocating there.