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Australian mobile app market booming as tech job growth outpaces the US and UK: Report

8:43PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 |  Australia’s tech jobs market is booming, with the rate of growth for tech jobs outpacing both the US and the UK, according to a new report by the Progressive Policy Institute.

Meet the co-founders of a $300,000 tech business – who have never met

8:22PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 |  The tyranny of distance isn’t an issue for two Australian men who have built a $300,000 tech startup in just a year.

Young Aussie entrepreneur wins nod of approval from Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak for airport meet-up app

8:09PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 |  A young Australian entrepreneur is looking to revolutionise the airport experience with a social media app that has caught the eye of Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak.

OPINION: economic frustration calls for focus — and courage

8:41PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 |  A worrying competitiveness gap in key Australian business sectors requires a keen policy focus from government — and a good heap of courage.

$50k up for grabs for UNSW student entrepreneurs

8:32PM | Friday, 1 August 2014 |  A UNSW student-led startup will be offered up to $50,000 in seed funding through a partnership struck between Venturetec Accelerator and UNSW’s NewSouth Innovations.

Startups rejoice! It looks like employee share schemes are to change for the better

8:32AM | Friday, 1 August 2014 |  The Australian Financial Review is reporting that the Abbott government will be relaxing tax arrangements around employee share programs that have been in place since 2009, with the new proposal opting to tax employee shares only when shares are sold.

Melbourne startup develops water-repellent clothing

7:25PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 |  A Melbourne-based startup is harnessing the power of nanotechnology in order to make water-repellent clothing.

Aussie space industry set for take-off as interest booms

7:50PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 |  The Australian Space Industry is experiencing more interest than ever before and entrepreneurs are looking to take advantage, according to the Space Industry Association of Australia chair Michael Davis.

MAP cadets impress with entrepreneurial smarts

7:37PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 |  CMB Capital and the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) have launched a new cadetship that’s giving entrepreneurs a unique opportunity to learn about how to run a startup, and how to pitch to investors.

Aussie startups shine at 500 Startups’ demo day

7:57PM | Thursday, 31 July 2014 |  Three Australian startups from the Sydney-based seed funding program Startmate stood out at 500 Startups’ demo day for its ninth batch.
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