Start-up TV

February 2012

Why we need social entrepreneurs

2:23AM | Friday, 24 February 2012 | By Oliver Milman Linc Energy CEO Peter Bond - ranked as the 10th wealthiest person in Australia – explains why the value of entrepreneurship isn’t purely in the personal income that is generated.

The accidental entrepreneurs

2:15AM | Friday, 17 February 2012 | By Oliver Milman Innovation often starts from the desire to create value, rather than extracting it, as this wonderfully-illustrated video explains.

Social media: the view from 2062

2:59PM | Friday, 10 February 2012 | By Oliver Milman Every entrepreneur wants to know future trends. This year’s Social Media Week is doing its but by outlining how people will look back on social media in the year 2062.

Sh-t that tech entrepreneurs say

2:18AM | Friday, 3 February 2012 | By Oliver Milman Hang around tech start-ups for long enough and you will be able to speak their language. For beginners, however, this guide is quite handy. Just remember to “pivot” at some point.

January 2012

Bill Gates reflects on the death of Steve Jobs

1:20AM | Friday, 27 January 2012 | By Oliver Milman Although the duo were portrayed as bitter entrepreneurial rivals, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were also friends and collaborators. Here, Gates recalls his final interaction with Jobs, as well as reflecting upon the late Apple founder’s legacy.

What sort of banks should we have?

1:11AM | Friday, 20 January 2012 | By Oliver Milman The (second) global financial downturn has put the focus on whether banks should be reformed. This lively UK discussion throws up some rather left-field ideas.

The Page Turner

1:59PM | Friday, 13 January 2012 | By Oliver Milman They say necessity is the mother of all inventions. Ingenious as it is, we’re not convinced of the desperate consumer need for the Page Turner, however.

Beware of the ‘consultantz’

1:20AM | Friday, 6 January 2012 | By Oliver Milman There are consultants who can provide genuine help to your start-up if it hits a rocky patch. And then there are ‘consultantz’ who provide gems of advice such as ‘Make money mobisode.’

December 2011

Starting Lean in 2012

12:20PM | Monday, 19 December 2011 | By Oliver Milman The banks aren’t lending. Global markets are in crisis. Investors are hard to find. If you’re starting up in 2012, it makes sense to do it the Lean way. Lean Startup creator Eric Ries explains how it’s done.

You have a business idea. Now what?

12:29PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 | By Oliver Milman Successful entrepreneur and CEO, Jay Adelson, demystifies the process of launching a company by answering aspiring entrepreneur's questions. Today he discusses what the initial steps are after coming up with an idea for a new company.