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Space discovery: Startup has got the parking lot

11:54AM | Friday, 20 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

After 13 years working in traffic management, Bryan Goudsblom knows how hard it is to find a car park.

How shopping around for an idea led to carwash startup

11:25AM | Wednesday, 18 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

When Areej Alsheikh wants to do market research, she goes shopping.

StartSomeGood’s Tom Dawkins urges social enterprise investors to not fear risk

11:37PM | Friday, 13 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Dawkins says his crowdfunding site is seeing more socially conscious ventures seeking financial backing than ever before.

What sizzled and what fizzled as my food startup got 1000 subscribers in 24 hours

11:03AM | Thursday, 12 November 2015 | Thomas Nijam

Email works better. Make sure you test. Target a niche audience.

Drone startup is ready to test the waters

11:27PM | Wednesday, 11 November 2015 | Mark Kearney

Dan Squire was surprised drones weren't being used to solve long-standing problems in the water industry. So he created a startup to do just that.

“If you do something really great VCs will swarm you”: AirTree Ventures’ Paul Bennetts

10:23PM | Monday, 12 October 2015 | Kye White

Geography and warm introductions don’t make a difference to AirTree Ventures investment director Paul Bennetts.

Three things young entrepreneurs need, according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

9:32PM | Thursday, 10 September 2015 | Kye White

Speaking at a conference in Melbourne yesterday, Wozniak said young founders were his “favourite people in the world” and gave some tips on how they could place themselves in the best possible position to succeed.

How to write a winning Y Combinator application: tips from Aussie startups that have done it before

9:48PM | Monday, 7 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

Applications have just opened for Y Combinator’s winter batch, one of the most prestigious startup programs in the world.

Israeli pitch night delivers lessons for the local scene

9:19PM | Thursday, 3 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

In an Australian first, ten Israeli startups have pitched to a room of invite-only Australian investors more than 12,000km away and provided some useful lessons for local entrepreneurs.

What investors really want: It’s not primarily a great idea

9:15PM | Wednesday, 2 September 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new study has revealed that investors are looking for an impressive and reliable founding team above all else in an early-stage startup.

ParkFit off to fast start even before River City Labs Accelerator

8:53PM | Monday, 31 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The program doesn’t even officially start for another two weeks, but the River City Labs Accelerator has already paid dividends for a Brisbane fitness startup.

Investor speed dating to be part of Future Assembly

8:50PM | Friday, 28 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

A new tech conference focusing on the Internet of Things wants attendees to walk away with practical connections and investment opportunities, not just new knowledge.

Unearthed hackathon wants resourceful problem solvers

8:14PM | Tuesday, 25 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Over 100 tech innovators will be trying to solve problems facing the resources industry in just 54 hours as part of an Unearthed Sydney hackathon in Sydney this weekend.

Pitch night gives chance to listen in on judges

8:44PM | Thursday, 20 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Startup Victoria is adding a layer of transparency to its latest pitch night with judges airing their thoughts then and there, live on stage.

Aussie startups can be the world’s best and it’s time for investors to believe it

8:26PM | Tuesday, 18 August 2015 | Alan Jones

It’s hard growing a tech startup industry in this country; even harder when the people hoping to profit from it don’t believe we might be capable of competing with the best of Silicon Valley.

Are you going to San Francisco? The answer is yes for 20 startup tyros

8:55PM | Thursday, 13 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Twenty budding Queensland entrepreneurs will soon be learning from the likes of Facebook and Apple, after being chosen to take part in River City Labs’ Startup Catalyst trip to San Francisco.

Founder Institute awards two fellowships

8:34PM | Monday, 10 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

The Sydney branch of the Founder Institute has announced the two fellowship winners that will receive a free spot in its startup launch program.

Startmate ready to pour more money into eight startups

8:59PM | Friday, 7 August 2015 | Denham Sadler

Australian mentor-driven seed fund Startmate has increased its investment for promising startups to $150,000 as applications open for its 2016 program.

FinTech Pitchfest an opportunity for five startups to impress investors

8:22PM | Thursday, 6 August 2015 | Kye White

Innovation Bay and the FinTech Summit are partnering to expose five early fintech startups to investors next month.

How to create diversity targets with teeth

8:44PM | Wednesday, 5 August 2015 | Leith Mitchell

Australian business leaders are very capable of strategy development, setting aspirational targets, and overcoming barriers. Except when it comes to gender diversity.