CEOs investing in “broad cross-section” of new technologies

1:06PM | Tuesday, 17 January 2012 |  Nearly eight in ten Australian manufacturing and services businesses have invested in new technologies in the last three years, with computer hardware and software the focus of most of the spending, according to a new report.

Borrow from another industry

1:00AM | Tuesday, 17 January 2012 |  Studying industries other than your own is a great way to spot new ideas that can help you get an edge on the competition.

Tasmanian businesses get $8 million government funding boost

1:01PM | Monday, 16 January 2012 |  Tasmanian businesses have an opportunity to innovate and diversify, an expert says, after the Federal Government closed an $8 million funding round for businesses in the state.

Five stand-out start-ups from CES 2012

1:51PM | Monday, 16 January 2012 |  This year’s Consumer Electronics Show have wrapped up with start-ups given a new bespoke exhibition area in which to stand out from the crowd.

Women 2.0 unveils finalists for PITCH Startup Comp

1:44PM | Monday, 16 January 2012 |  Entrepreneurial network Women 2.0 has unveiled this year’s finalists of the Women 2.0 PITCH Startup Competition, including a shopping Q&A platform and a social app for college students.


1:14PM | Monday, 16 January 2012 |  Brett Krieger and Jason Nah have launched what they call a social hiring platform. But how will the business stand out in a saturated recruitment market? They explain all.

Staffing a start-up

1:56PM | Monday, 16 January 2012 |  It's a nice position to be in to be looking for new staff for your start-up. But the process has raised quite a few questions and challenges for us. BY MARK CAMPBELL.

iPhone innovators look to US after securing Kickstarter funds

1:59PM | Friday, 13 January 2012 |  Two Melbourne entrepreneurs have turned to Kickstarter to help develop an iPhone mount that attaches to prams and bicycles, six months after the release of an iPhone case that doubles as a bottle opener.

G’Day USA 2012 launches pitch competition for Aussie start-ups

1:44PM | Friday, 13 January 2012 |  This year’s G’day USA program will feature a host of events including Digital Australia Shootout, a pitch competition for Australian start-ups in media, entertainment and technology.

NewME Accelerator scores sponsorship from major VC

1:38PM | Friday, 13 January 2012 |  US-based start-up program NewME Accelerator has secured venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a sponsor, joining the likes of Google, HP and social networking site Tagged.