Pollenizer’s Coachy.com put on ice amid technical issues

1:07PM | Friday, 18 January 2013 |  Pollenizer co-founder Mick Liubinskas has revealed star in-house start-up Coachy.com, which helps users learn new skills, has been put on hold due to technical problems.

How Australia’s top start-up incubators performed in 2012

12:48PM | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 |  The past year has seen Australia’s start-up scene surge. Here’s a wrap-up of how our leading incubators and accelerators have performed this year – and what lays in store for 2013. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

US start-ups raise five times more capital than Aussies: Report

11:20AM | Thursday, 22 November 2012 |  US-based companies raise almost five times more capital than Australian companies in the early stages, according to a new report, which also shows that Sydney remains our largest start-up hub.

The Pollenizer effect

11:04PM | Monday, 5 November 2012 |  Since start-up incubator Pollenizer launched four-and-a-half years ago, Australia’s tech sector has grown dramatically. Here are five secrets to how Pollenizer assesses and works with start-ups. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Hong Kong’s first accelerator opens doors to mobile start-ups

9:43PM | Tuesday, 18 September 2012 |  Tech entrepreneurs are being encouraged to consider Asia as a viable alternative to Silicon Valley, following the launch of AcceleratorHK, the first accelerator program in Hong Kong.

Australia “off the radar” for US tech investment: Rackspace chief

8:21PM | Thursday, 23 August 2012 |  The local head of US hosting giant Rackspace has risked provoking indignation among start-ups for claiming that Australia is “off the radar” of US technology firms investing in overseas markets.

Sydney incubator Pollenizer expands to Singapore, excited by “vibrant start-up ecosystems”

8:45PM | Wednesday, 15 August 2012 |  Sydney tech start-up incubator Pollenizer has branched out to Singapore, launching a new hub in the city state and launching its first start-up there.

Mexican entrée for 500 Startups' Latin American main dish

8:12PM | Wednesday, 8 August 2012 |  Start-up accelerator 500 Startups will expand its reach after acquiring Latin American accelerator Mexican.VC, but a local expert says it could be a while before something similar happens in Australia.

Start-up investors give their top 10 pitching tips

8:43PM | Tuesday, 7 August 2012 |  The difference between an average pitch and a great one can be the difference between business success and failure. To make sure you get it right, here are 10 tips from the experts. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Start-ups warned over “acqui-hire” trend following Facebook’s latest purchase

7:49PM | Monday, 16 July 2012 |  Start-ups need to “recognise the tradeoffs” with regard to acqui-hires, according to tech start-up expert Mick Liubinskas, after Facebook snapped up the team behind mobile content-caching start-up Spool.