Start-up TV

February 2014

The three big challenges that stop start-ups getting going: Noah Kagan

2:21PM | Friday, 21 February 2014 | By Rose Powell Noah Kagan is the founder of AppSumo and a world-renowned growth hacker. After working with hundreds of start-ups, he’s identified the three common issues holding aspiring entrepreneurs back.

VIDEO: Why I invested in Twitter and Instagram, and what I look for in investments

2:13PM | Monday, 3 February 2014 | By Rose Powell For serial start-up investor Jon Teo, start-ups that change how users engage with technology are the most exciting.

January 2014

VIDEO: Why getting your core team and advisors right is the best thing you can do for your start-up

1:27PM | Wednesday, 22 January 2014 | By Rose Powell PDF technology company Nitro has moved beyond start-up stage, and is now turning over $25 million a year, with offices in Melbourne, San Francisco and Dublin.

Why you probably shouldn’t take on advisers who aren’t also investors

1:19PM | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | By Rose Powell Should you avoid committed advisory relationships from people who won’t financially back you? Ed Dowling, co-founder of, discussed this question at the Startup Victoria Conference last year.

Pitching app called Intercourse hits branding issue after interest from unanticipated markets

1:00AM | Monday, 6 January 2014 | By Rose Powell The founders of an app for seeking feedback on pitches are scrambling to rebrand after a deluge of interest from potential clients keen to use it but concerned about its cheeky name.

December 2013

Canberra launches first commercially-focused hackathon

12:53PM | Friday, 13 December 2013 | By Rose Powell Canberra co-working space Entry29 hosted the city’s first commercially-focused hackathon recently, with over 50 entrepreneurs gathering for 32 hours to code and launch new online products or services.

November 2013

Three years of supplier struggles, tears and ultimately triumph: Start-ups are Scary series

11:31AM | Wednesday, 20 November 2013 | By Rose Powell The Thank You range of products stampeded onto the shelves of Coles and Woolworths recently, after overwhelming demonstrations of social media support from customers.

Inside the deal: Canva co-founder and investor talk about how their partnership came together

11:11PM | Wednesday, 13 November 2013 | By Rose Powell Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins and Blackbird Ventures managing director Rick Baker shared how their investment partnership emerged at a Silicon Dragon network event in Sydney last week.

Feeling flat? How to rediscover your start-up passion ahead of Global Entrepreneurship Week

11:23PM | Wednesday, 6 November 2013 | By Rose Powell It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week next week, and while there is a lot to celebrate about the local start-up community and the excellent businesses involved, many entrepreneurs may be feeling overwhelmed and burnt out.

October 2013

Ecommerce tips: How to ensure more customers actually finish their sale

10:35PM | Wednesday, 30 October 2013 | By Rose Powell Getting customers the whole way through the online check-out process can be a challenge in an environment where entertainment and competitors are only a click away.