International program targets fashion start-ups as couture segment struggles

11:47PM | Wednesday, 23 November 2011 |  Australian fashion start-ups are being encouraged to apply for a new mentorship program, which includes internships at major fashion houses and access to the most prestigious industry events.

Not just a city of churches

11:00PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  Adelaide’s reputation as a rather slow-paced city notable only for its churches is increasingly at odds with a start-up scene that is beginning to gather pace.

Should I team up with other franchisees to lobby our franchisor?

11:51PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  If there is a need for franchisees to form an independent body, then I would suggest there has been a significant breakdown in communications.

eBay acquires recommendation service Hunch

11:35PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  Auction site eBay has acquired New York-based recommendation service Hunch, in a deal believed to be worth $80 million, as recommendation websites continue to grow in popularity.

Echoing Green Fellowship to stump up $90k for social start-ups

11:33PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  Social start-ups are being encouraged to apply for the Echoing Green Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in capital for entrepreneurs to launch their start-ups and build capacity.

Start-ups dominate Deloitte Technology Fast 50

11:24PM | Tuesday, 22 November 2011 |  Online powerhouses Catch of the Day, Kogan Technologies and RedBalloon are among the companies to appear in this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, which also features iiNet, Atlassian and OzForex.

Founder Institute Sydney opens doors for start-up applications

11:41PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  A Silicon Valley training and networking scheme for start-ups has opened up applications for its new Sydney chapter, aiming to attract 30 budding entrepreneurs to the program.

Incubate or incubust

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

Microsoft and TechStars unveil $20k Kinect Accelerator

11:39PM | Monday, 21 November 2011 |  Microsoft has teamed up with US seed fund TechStars to create the Kinect Accelerator, a scheme where start-ups receive $20,000 to develop technologies for Microsoft’s Kinect motion-sensing system.

iiNet founder Michael Malone named Entrepreneur of the Year

11:09PM | Friday, 18 November 2011 |  iiNet founder and chief executive Michael Malone has told Australian start-ups “it’s all about the product”, after being named 2011 Australian Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.