Phaedon Stough


Five top Australian start-up pitching events

5:37AM | Friday, 25 May

The founder of Dolphin Tank, a new support network for female entrepreneurs, caused a bit of a stir this week by claiming that start-up pitching events were male-centric. 

How to make the perfect pitch

5:24AM | Wednesday, 2 May

Knowing how to pitch to an audience is one of the most important things an entrepreneur needs to know, particularly if they plan on raising capital from investors.

Harbouring a new start-up scene

2:31PM | Tuesday, 28 February

Sydney   Population: 4.5 million Start-up survival rate: 73.4% (2007 to 2009)    While few people – even Melburnians – would dispute Sydney’s position as the financial and big business hub of Australia, the city has suffered from a series of setbacks in recent years.

Investors look to Australia as Asia-Pacific tech deals soar

2:56AM | Friday, 17 February

The Asia-Pacific is the second top region for global deals in the internet and technology sector, a new report reveals, with US investors becoming increasingly interested in Australian companies.

“Business casual” on the increase among start-ups

5:25AM | Monday, 16 May

Tech start-ups are at the forefront of a growing trend for more informal dress among businesses, according to a consumer researcher.

Getting informal about mentorship

4:39AM | Wednesday, 13 April

You desperately need specialist knowledge and experience to nurture your fledgling business. What do you do? The natural reaction is to make a formal approach to a potential mentor.

MEGA opportunity for tech start-ups

3:11AM | Thursday, 24 March

Tech start-ups have been offered the chance to pitch for investment through the three-month MEGA program, which kicks off in April.

Groupon valued at $US25bn

3:38AM | Friday, 18 March

Group-buying site Groupon has been valued at $US25 billion just 18 months after launch, making it one of the most valuable fast-growth start-ups in history.

5:24PM | Monday, 23 May

Byron Teu put his career as a doctor on ice to work full-time on his start-up, an “intelligent digital curation tool” that provides aggregated content-filled websites to clients.