G’Day USA celebrates 10 years with event smorgasbord

1:26PM | Friday, 11 January 2013 |  G’Day USA has returned with a vengeance in 2013, with more than 25 events set to showcase Australian business capabilities, marking the 10th anniversary of the promotion vehicle of all things Australian.

Melbourne insulin innovation set for global rollout

1:21PM | Friday, 11 January 2013 |  Australia’s oldest medical research institute has applauded efforts to turn Melbourne into a biotech hub after making a landmark insulin discovery, set to be commercialised overseas.

Indigenous-owned social start-ups set to flourish via new fund

1:17PM | Friday, 11 January 2013 |  Government-backed organisation Indigenous Business Australia is looking for an organisation to establish and manage a new source of funding for indigenous social enterprise start-ups.

‘Busy’ small businesses continue to overlook social media: Report

1:09PM | Thursday, 10 January 2013 |  Small businesses are either unsure or too busy to fully capitalise on the potential of social media, an industry analyst says, after it was revealed only 27% of SMEs are utilising social media.

Pebble to start shipping ‘smartwatch’ after raising $15 million

1:56PM | Thursday, 10 January 2013 |  US-based start-up Pebble has confirmed it will begin shipping its ‘smartwatch’ on January 23, eight months after it smashed its $100,000 Kickstarter goal and raised more than $15 million.

Four business sectors cashing in during Australia's heat wave

1:00PM | Wednesday, 9 January 2013 |  Sizzling summer weather has led to a seasonal swell in profits for some businesses.

US VC funds raised $20.6 billion in 2012 – but what slice did Aussie start-ups take?

1:21PM | Tuesday, 8 January 2013 |  Venture capital firms in the United States raised $20.6 billion from 182 funds in 2012, new figures show, with Australian start-ups among those that benefited from the surge in investment cash.

Energy software accelerator to Surge ahead with $1.2 million

1:08PM | Tuesday, 8 January 2013 |  A US-based energy software accelerator is considering late applications for its second class of companies, chosen from around the world, after raising $1.2 million in an equity offering.

“I’ve suffered $1 million in losses”: Pie Face franchisee tells all

1:01PM | Tuesday, 8 January 2013 |  A group of Pie Face franchisees are preparing to sue the company for millions of dollars, with one franchisee alleging that undisclosed costs were a key factor in the underperformance of his stores.

Start-ups still waiting for government response on VC review

1:58PM | Monday, 7 January 2013 |  The federal government has delayed its response to a review into Australia’s venture capital industry, after previously indicating that it would outline its policy on the sector by the end of 2012.