12:21PM | Tuesday, 13 December 2011 | Start-ups are being encouraged to consider South America as a place to do business, after two local entrepreneurs celebrated the launch of their luxury leather bag line in Argentina.
12:25PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 | Experts say you shouldn’t compare start-up incubators based on capital raising figures alone, after new data revealed US incubator Y Combinator has funded companies as its rival TechStars.
12:44PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 | Start-ups in the United States will gain increased access to capital and resources, after US President Barack Obama announced a $2 billion package to aid budding entrepreneurs.
12:54PM | Monday, 12 December 2011 | Connect2Field chief executive Steven Orenstein talks to StartupSmart about the company’s interest in mum-and-dad businesses, and its plans to go global.
12:55PM | Friday, 9 December 2011 | Up to 20 research hubs will be set up nationwide as part of a new $249 million research program, which will also see the establishment of up to 50 research training centres for PhD students.
12:26PM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 | Start-ups looking to be acquired by Google may already be on the company’s radar, with chairman Eric Schmidt saying the search engine giant acquires a company every week.
12:08PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 | Facebook has hired the co-founders and several team members of geo-social app Gowalla but will not acquire the service itself, which is due to be shut down in January.
12:04PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 | Online payments business Paymate has been acquired by point-of-sale finance provider FlexiGroup, reportedly for less than $5 million, as the eCommerce sector continues to grow.
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.
12:01PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 | Sydney-based ATP Innovations has won the Best Science Based Incubator Award at an international conference for incubators at the weekend, having helped start-ups including Marathon Targets, ingogo and StageBitz.