LATEST

Startmate unveils its start-up class of 2013

12:00AM | Tuesday, 11 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Niche dating website 7pm anywhere is among the eight start-ups accepted into the 2013 Startmate program, which will include two demo days and a two-month stint in Silicon Valley.

Business planning

Eight start-ups selected for Incubate program at University of Sydney

12:15PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The University of Sydney Union’s Incubate program has selected the eight successful start-up teams who will use $5,000 grants to develop their ideas over the university’s summer break.

Business planning

Anthony Podesta named 2012 Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year

11:00AM | Friday, 30 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

McMillan Shakespeare founder Anthony Podesta has been named the 2012 Ernst & Young Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, with the founders of Jetts Fitness, Ozsale and OzHarvest also recognised at the awards.

Business planning

Melbourne-based incubator SeedLab hunts start-ups ahead of launch

11:07PM | Wednesday, 28 November 2012 | Oliver Milman

A so-called ‘open source’ Melbourne-based incubator is set to launch in February, aiming its sights at early-stage technology start-ups that are looking to work on undeveloped ideas.

Planning

IT innovator among Telstra Business Women’s Award winners

11:53PM | Thursday, 22 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

The founder of an IT consultancy and an accountant turned psychologist are among the winners of the 2012 Telstra Business Women’s Awards, which saw muesli queen Carolyn Creswell take out the top prize.

Business planning

Foundry makes two start-up investments, looks to morph into VC fund

11:00AM | Tuesday, 20 November 2012 | Oliver Milman

Sydney incubator Foundry has revealed investments in two further start-up ventures, announcing that it is looking to raise up to $20 million to turn itself into a fully-fledged venture capital fund next year.

Planning

13-year-old Melbourne girl designs iPad-inspired “padpod”

11:12PM | Friday, 16 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A 13-year-old schoolgirl is the brains behind an iPad-inspired product dubbed the padpod, which recently launched in the Australian market with the help of a local manufacturer.

Business planning

Australian entrepreneurs need to embrace ‘creative destruction’, claims Turnbull

11:04PM | Friday, 16 November 2012 | Oliver Milman

Malcolm Turnbull, the Opposition communications spokesman, says Australia needs to start celebrating the “creative destruction” of industries in order to foster innovation.

Planning

New Gold Coast co-working space opens its doors

11:02PM | Thursday, 15 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A new co-working space has opened on the Gold Coast after partnering with existing venue Gold Coast TechSpace, adding to the list of co-working spaces and incubators in the Sunshine State.

Planning

Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off in Australia

11:58PM | Tuesday, 13 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Global Entrepreneurship Week has kicked off with a bang in Australia, with a lengthy list of events tipped to provide plenty of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Planning

SMEs playing the waiting game with their websites: Report

11:00AM | Tuesday, 13 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Almost half of Australian SMEs with an online presence didn’t launch their website until they were trading for six months, while 15% put it off until their second year in business, according to a new survey.

Planning

Six key things needed to boost Aussie innovation: Report

11:00AM | Friday, 9 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A new Federal Government-commissioned report has outlined six key initiatives to drive Australian innovation, including improving the way commercial agreements are negotiated and helping businesses better engage with researchers.

Business planning

Gold Coast dad gets backing for One Direction app

11:56PM | Thursday, 8 November 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A Gold Coast father is the unlikely creator of an app that tracks the whereabouts of British boy band One Direction, whose management has signed off on the app following a fight with Apple.

Business planning

iPad mini lends itself to location-based apps: Expert

10:25PM | Thursday, 25 October 2012 | Michelle Hammond

App developers should be able to quickly get to grips with the newly released iPad mini, and will also be presented with several opportunities, including the creation of location-based apps, according to an industry expert.

Planning

Australia second easiest place in world to start-up – but it’s downhill from there

10:00AM | Thursday, 25 October 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Australia is the second easiest place in the world to start a business, according to a new report by the World Bank, but drops back to 10th place when it comes to the ease of doing business.

Planning

Female entrepreneurs suffering funding shortfall: Report

10:39PM | Monday, 22 October 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A lack of risk-taking and a preference for service-based industries has been blamed for a shortfall in start-up investment secured by women, after US research revealed female-created ventures receive 8% less funding than men.

Planning

Government secretly freezes funding for start-up services

10:28PM | Thursday, 18 October 2012 | Cara Waters

The Federal Government has frozen funding for small business support services while telling people the process was ongoing.

Legal matters

Sydney doctor named among world’s 50 best new start-ups

10:00AM | Wednesday, 17 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

A start-up launched by a Sydney doctor to aid paediatric care in remote Aboriginal communities has been named among the world’s 50 most innovative new businesses by Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Planning

Gillard urged to help create 'Silicon Beach' for Australian tech businesses

10:38AM | Monday, 8 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

The tech sector has told the Federal Government that regulations need to change if Australia wants to have its own Silicon Valley.

Planning

Time and cost of red tape on small businesses spiralling: Report

10:23PM | Friday, 5 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

Nearly three quarters of Australian small businesses spend longer complying with regulations than they did two years ago, according to a new study.

Legal matters
loading...
loading...
loading...
loading...