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.

Broadening your target market

1:34PM | Friday, 13 January 2012 |  Setting your sights on the higher end of the market can work wonders for your business, but you also run the risk of limiting the scope of your potential customer base. As Only Logistics founder Scott Carson found out firsthand. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

THE NEWS WRAP: Tourism industry calls on Federal Government for financial support

1:16AM | Friday, 13 January 2012 |  The tourism industry has called for the Federal Government to offer it the same financial support provided to car manufacturers.