Australian start-ups


I’m worried people won’t take my business seriously as I’m only 21. Help!

11:16PM | Thursday, 25 November 2010 |  Gone are the days when age equals experience. You need to look no further than some of the world's biggest brands to see that.

10 best start-up ideas of 2011

12:01PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 |  The ‘Eureka’ moment was alive and well in 2011, with plenty of weird and wonderful business ideas, from “man candles” and electronic flower pots to a bus shelter being turned into a giant oven in the name of advertising. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Top 10 most complained about ads of 2011 revealed

12:49PM | Thursday, 15 December 2011 |  Start-ups are being urged to steer clear of race, religion and sex in their marketing efforts, after the Advertising Standards Bureau revealed the most complained about advertisements in 2011.

The cult of Lean start-ups

12:18PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 |  Start-ups in Australia are increasingly using the 'Lean' method to get up and running. But what does this actually mean? BY OLIVER MILMAN

Fruit Ninja maker joins $3 million NSW Government scheme

12:10PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 |  The next edition of the highly popular Fruit Ninja app will be developed at Halfbrick Studio’s new Sydney office as part of the NSW Government’s new $3 million Interactive Media Fund.

Bubble Gum Interactive shares in $10 million CA funding round

12:45PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 |  Sydney-based games studio Bubble Gum Interactive is one of 23 innovative companies to share in $10 million through Commercialisation Australia, along with a host of health-related projects.

Gilmore exits AIC with sobering assessment for start-ups

6:00AM | Thursday, 23 June 2011 |  Rowan Gilmore has quit his post as the chief executive of the Australian Institute for Commercialisation, admitting that conditions for start-ups haven’t greatly improved during his tenure.

TechCrunch Disrupt, infographic mania and the world’s top SME sites

5:34PM | Thursday, 26 May 2011 |  This week's pick of the web features a $4bn start-up fund, TechCrunch gnomes and some eye-popping graphics.

Working in the Bubble

1:11PM | Wednesday, 19 January 2011 |  RedBubble founder Martin Hosking explains how he nailed his website’s value proposition and turned it into an international success story.

Reflecting on kids’ safety

1:21PM | Wednesday, 5 January 2011 |  A focus on child safety could be the basis for a standalone business.