Deals site Spreets cops $600,000 fine for false and misleading representations

4:54PM | Monday, 27 April 2015 |  Discount deals site Spreets must pay a fine of $600,000 to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for making false or misleading representations to consumers, the Federal Court has ruled.

Spreets and StyleTread co-founders take a shine to jewellery startup Gemjoli

5:45PM | Friday, 30 May 2014 |  Spreets co-founder Justus Hammer and StyleTread co-founder Bjorn Behrendt have joined Australian online jewellery startup Gemjoli as advisory board members.

Australia’s oldest start-up incubator Pollenizer turns six: How it’s evolved

3:21AM | Wednesday, 5 March 2014 |  Pollenizer is a cornerstone of the Australian start-up ecosystem and like any start-up they’ve been evolving constantly.

Australia needs to get better at angel investment: Spreets founder

1:57PM | Thursday, 9 January 2014 |  Spreets founder Dean McEvoy has called for local angel investors to get better and faster at investing in start-ups at a recent angel investor education program.

Leading accelerator program Startmate opens applications for fourth intake

10:51PM | Monday, 7 October 2013 |  Designed to turn Australian technical founders into successful global entrepreneurs, one of Australia’s first start-up accelerators Startmate is now open for applications.

Start-up pitching competition at upcoming angel investor event

9:14PM | Friday, 27 September 2013 |  Start-ups will be able to pitch their idea to an exclusive angel investor dinner in Queensland in November, in an event run by start-up networking group Innovation Bay.

Coalition wins federal election: What next for start-ups

9:00AM | Sunday, 8 September 2013 |  The election is over. The Coalition has won. Now what does it mean for Australia’s start-up sector?

New findings reveal which Australian universities are creating the most entrepreneurs

8:35PM | Tuesday, 20 August 2013 |  Data released this week by US tech database CrunchBase has found the University of New South Wales produced more technology entrepreneurs in the past 15 years than any other Australian university.

Pollenizer celebrates fifth birthday: Five lessons from the start-up pioneer

3:32PM | Monday, 4 March 2013 |  Mick Liubinskas has highlighted the trials and tribulations of Pollenizer, including how it turned Spreets into a $40 million company, as the online venture builder celebrates its fifth birthday.

The Pollenizer effect

11:04PM | Monday, 5 November 2012 |  Since start-up incubator Pollenizer launched four-and-a-half years ago, Australia’s tech sector has grown dramatically. Here are five secrets to how Pollenizer assesses and works with start-ups. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.