Start-up TV

July 2013


7:00AM | Friday, 12 July 2013 | By StartupSmart For every successful start-up there are many that have crashed and burned. But rather than treat failure as a taboo topic, many leaders in the start-up community say it should be embraced as a valuable learning experience.

Kansas goes from "cow town" to start-up village

7:27PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 | By StartupSmart There’s more to Kansas City than its history as a “cow town”, as this video about its vibrant start-up community proves.

June 2013

Start-up mistakes

6:27PM | Friday, 14 June 2013 | By Gavin Lower Earlier this month at an SF NewTech event in San Francisco, attendees were asked what was the biggest mistake start-ups could make. Here are some of their answers.

Tips for starting a fashion-tech business

6:05PM | Friday, 7 June 2013 | By Gavin Lower New fashion websites are regularly popping up as consumers embrace the internet for their retail needs.

May 2013

Sydney start-up founder proposes via Angry Birds

5:07PM | Monday, 6 May 2013 | By Oliver Milman Ben Levi, founder of Sydney venture, took his embrace of technology to a its logical limits by proposing to his girlfriend via Angry Birds and filming the experience.

April 2013

Unique insights from the ‘Spinal Tap of start-ups’

4:00AM | Friday, 19 April 2013 | By Oliver Milman The US tech start-up world is ripe for satirising, a cause enthusiastically taken up by Vooza, a video comic strip dubbed the ‘Spinal Tap of start-ups’ that is a great guide on how not to do it. In this episode, designer Sarah Ebersol explains how birds and trees inspire her.

March 2013

Video: Welcome to the new StartupSmart

3:01AM | Monday, 18 March 2013 | By Oliver Milman As you may have noticed, StartupSmart has had something of a makeover. But beyond the cleaner, more striking design, there are plenty of fantastic new features for budding start-ups to get their teeth into. Here’s a look at what’s changed.

Bitcoin: the start-up that could spell the end for paper money

3:41AM | Friday, 15 March 2013 | By Oliver Milman A US-based venture called Bitcoin, which enables easy financial transactions, is threatening to do away with the cash economy, according to excitable anti-banker analyst Max Keiser.

SXSW 2013 starts with rain, internet cats and e-textiles

3:39PM | Monday, 11 March 2013 | By Oliver Milman The South by Southwest festival, hailed as the launchpad for start-ups such as Twitter, is underway in Austin, Texas. Here is a wrap-up of the 2013 iteration’s rather drizzly opening.

January 2013

The Dick ad the censors didn’t like

1:13PM | Friday, 25 January 2013 | By Oliver Milman Entrepreneur Dick Smith caused a stir this week when his Australia Day-themed ad was deemed unsuitable for early evening TV viewers. Judge for yourself – is this just too much Dick?