Start-up TV

July 2012

A floating fortress of start-ups

7:37AM | Friday, 20 July 2012 | By Oliver Milman Faced with what he saw as an “archaic” US visa system for overseas entrepreneurs, Blueseed co-founder Max Marty is doing the obvious thing – situating a large, live-in cruise ship filled with start-ups, 12 nautical miles off the coast of California.

PayPal’s scorching start-up story

7:57AM | Friday, 13 July 2012 | By Oliver Milman Max Levchin was looking for an air conditioned room on a hot day when he stumbled into a university lecture that would, against the odds, provide the starting point for PayPal. Here, the eCommerce company’s co-founder explains how it all happened.

A guided tour of Hub Melbourne

7:10AM | Friday, 6 July 2012 | By Oliver Milman Since launching in March 2011, start-up co-working space Hub Melbourne has grown to more than 600 members. The Hub’s CEO, Brad Krauskopf, gives a guided tour of the collaborative set-up at the Donkey Wheel House in central Melbourne.

June 2012

SmartCompany editor James Thomson on The Project

6:46PM | Friday, 29 June 2012 | By James Thomson James Thomson, editor of StartupSmart’s sister site SmartCompany, recently appeared on Channel Ten’s The Project to discuss the situation at troubled surfwear retailer Billabong. In case you missed his appearance, here it is.

Top five start-up tips from Spanx founder Sara Blakely

6:47PM | Friday, 22 June 2012 | By Oliver Milman In 2000, Sara Blakely started selling her pantyhose invention, Spanx, from her home. Against the odds, she became the world’s youngest female billionaire. Here are her top five tips for success.

Advance 50 for the Future 2012 – Silicon Valley

6:02AM | Friday, 15 June 2012 | By Oliver Milman Advance 50 for the future honours Australians building companies and giving back through mentorship, investment and advisory support.

President Obama focuses on start-ups

6:53AM | Friday, 8 June 2012 | By Andrew Sadauskas President Obama discusses legislation currently before Congress that would give a tax credit to small businesses. The tax credit will go to businesses that are hiring new employees, or raising the wages of their existing staff.

May 2012

Business licences in Victoria

6:00AM | Friday, 1 June 2012 | By Andrew Sadauskas Does your start-up have all the business licences you need? Do you comply with all the relevant state government regulations?

What is a start-up incubator?

5:13PM | Friday, 25 May 2012 | By Andrew Sadauskas If you're new to the start-up scene, you may have heard about a start-up incubator but not know what the term means. Here's Jay to shed some light on the topic.

How Facebook became the world's biggest social network

5:45PM | Friday, 18 May 2012 | By Oliver Milman Facebook is hitting the stock exchange with its IPO later this week - and the latest estimates increase its potential valuation, making it the biggest floatation ever. But how did the social network get so big – and can it possibly get any bigger?