How can I confirm a potential investor’s experience with start-ups?

2:00AM | Monday, 25 February 2013 |  As with any major recruitment decision, you must perform due diligence on your potential investor.

Should we already know the people who will sit on our board?

1:00AM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 |  If you are just starting out, you should definitely approach the potential board members you already know.

Is hiring a business mentor expensive?

5:01PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  The best mentors are those that don't need to charge a fee to mentor. They do it because they like the person who has asked them and they want to help in some way.

Incubate or incubust

11:53PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Are mentor-driven incubators just a flash in the pan for both entrepreneurs and investors?

Should you be speed dating your mentor?

11:44PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 |  Mentorship no longer requires a lengthy courtship. Mentor network PushStart has introduced the concept of mentor “speed dating” for start-ups that need a quick-fire dose of advice from multiple industry experts.

WizzyBoard takes out $50,000 innovation prize at the Technology Entrepreneurship Forum

11:30PM | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 |  WizzyBoard, a start-up technology based around online games and toys, has won top prize, worth $50,000, at the Technology Entrepreneurship Forum.

Silicon Valley giants lend weight to 50 for the Future program

10:51PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  An ambitious new program called 50 for the Future is to match promising early-stage start-ups with 50 of the leading Australians in Silicon Valley, who will act as mentors to the next generation of budding entrepreneurs.

Making mentoring specific

10:30PM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 |  Mentors can help tremendouslY when starting up. But how do make sure you get more than a coffee from meeting them? BY NIKI SCEVAK.

Startup Weekend partners with Singapore incubator

10:00AM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 |  The latest iteration of Startup Weekend will see hastily assembled start-ups handed the opportunity to join a leading incubator backed by Singapore telco giant SingTel.

Seed fund Startmate to return with expanded program

10:34PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 |  Startmate, the mentor-driven seed fund, has opened up applications for its second funding round, expanding the program to seven start-up businesses.