ICT teacher shortage leaves knowledge economy looking stupid

5:08PM | Friday, 9 May 2014 | David Grover

The shortage of computing experts in Australian schools has serious implications for our future as a player in the knowledge economy.

Growth  | Technology  | Networking  | Tech  | Government and Regulation

Stitch looks to make a date with the over 50s market

5:58PM | Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | Kye White

A new Australian startup is offering a clean Tinder-like service for adults over 50.

 | Social media  | Websites  | Starting  | Networking  | Tech

Startup Spring Festival to include over 100 events

9:45PM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | Rose Powell

The first ever annual Startup Spring Festival, a celebration and awareness raising festival about the Australian tech start-up scene, now includes over 100 events.

 | Technology  | Business advice and education  | Networking

Is Australia’s tech start-up scene a self-satisfied boys’ club?

4:10PM | Wednesday, 18 April 2012 | Oliver Milman and Michelle Hammond

The York Butter Factory's sexist tweet begs the question: just how male-centric is the tech sector? The answer may surprise you. BY OLIVER MILMAN AND MICHELLE HAMMOND.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Social media  | Leadership  | Managing people  | Female entrepreneurs  | Networking  | Tech

Protecting your IP in a co-working space

2:55PM | Tuesday, 14 February 2012 | Oliver Milman

The explosion in co-working and incubator hubs in Australia has given rise to a slew of start-up entrepreneurs worried about IP theft. BY OLIVER MILMAN.

 | Leadership  | Intellectual property  | Starting  | Networking

Top 10 crowdfunded start-ups

1:02PM | Thursday, 19 January 2012 | Oliver Milman

Crowdfunding is continuing to prove a popular method of sourcing start-up capital. But does this method of funding actually lead to decent businesses? BY OLIVER MILMAN.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Starting  | Networking

Incubate or incubust

11:53PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 | Mahesh Sharma

Are mentor-driven incubators just a flash in the pan for both entrepreneurs and investors?

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Starting  | Networking

Top 10 start-up meet-ups in Australia

11:57PM | Thursday, 10 November 2011 | Oliver Milman

There are plenty of networking meet-ups that are aimed squarely at start-ups. We’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Starting  | Networking

Should you be speed dating your mentor?

11:44PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 | Oliver Milman

Mentorship no longer requires a lengthy courtship. Mentor network PushStart has introduced the concept of mentor “speed dating” for start-ups that need a quick-fire dose of advice from multiple industry experts.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Planning stage  | Starting  | Growing  | Networking

Top 10 qualities to look for in a start-up mentor

9:20PM | Thursday, 29 September 2011 | Oliver Milman

Start-ups of Melbourne rejoice! As we reported yesterday, start-up incubator PushStart revealed that it is to hold its first mentor speed dating event, Mentor Live, in the city next week.

 | Leadership  | Growing  | Networking

Collaborate to innovate

9:27PM | Monday, 19 September 2011 | Mahesh Sharma

The age-old notion of artists collaborating in a central space has been given life in the 21st century as start-up businesses champion the practise of co-working with each other.

 | Business planning  | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Growing  | Networking

Top 10 start-up incubators

9:05PM | Thursday, 15 September 2011 | Oliver Milman

There’s a new breed of business incubators on the scene. We check out 10 of the best.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Starting  | Networking  | Tech

Standing out in the events crowd

7:44PM | Tuesday, 19 July 2011 | Oliver Milman

A new breed of small business events is emerging and they can prove invaluable to anyone looking to launch, get funding or just merely plug their new business. Here’s how you can capitalise on an event.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Growth  | Growing  | Networking  | Tech

Industry associations – are they worth it?

7:52PM | Monday, 18 July 2011 | Oliver Milman

Is it time for start-ups to start taking their industry associations more seriously? StartupSmart garnered two opposing opinions on the merits, or otherwise, of joining an industry body.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Growing  | Networking

Finding your growth ally

7:09PM | Wednesday, 13 July 2011 | Marc Peskett

Businesses looking to upscale should consider forming a business alliance as an alternative growth strategy.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Growing  | Networking

The rise of the start-up accelerators

6:39PM | Monday, 6 June 2011 | Oliver Milman

YCombinator-style seed funds such as Startmate and PushStart are gaining traction in Australia. But does this trend mean that start-ups will now look beyond traditional VCs?

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Starting  | Networking  | Tech

Sisters networking for themselves

3:33PM | Monday, 7 March 2011 | Alexandra Cain

Ever-increasing numbers of women have been propelled to start-up their own companies, however female entrepreneurs still face challenges that often aren’t encountered by men.

 | Growth  | Leadership  | How I did it  | Starting  | Growing  | Female entrepreneurs  | Networking

Plugging into the network

10:25PM | Friday, 22 October 2010 | Oliver Milman

A recent UK study shows that half of all small business owners don’t enjoy donning their name badges to gather contacts and business leads over wilting sandwiches and mocktails. Here’s why you should.

 | Growth Strategy  | Leadership  | Business advice and education  | Starting  | Networking