Lachy Groom

12:07PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 |  Despite being just 18 years old, Lachy Groom has launched and sold three businesses. His fourth start-up, Cardnap, allows users to search for discounted gift cards and resell their own.

Whitney Komor

12:49PM | Friday, 7 December 2012 |  Conventional wisdom suggests that you need a solid set of figures and serious runs on the board before investors will even look sideways at your start-up.

Australian start-up StethoCloud snags $75,000 grant from Microsoft

12:00AM | Thursday, 6 December 2012 |  An Australian start-up that developed a solution to diagnose childhood pneumonia has won a $75,000 grant after being named the runner-up of the Microsoft Imagine Cup Grants program.

Government attacked over business name register privacy fears

12:11PM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 |  The Opposition has accused the Federal Government of breaking “yet another promise” by failing to remedy the issue of home-based business owners’ personal addresses appearing on the National Business Names Register.

Lean start-up model gives ‘permission to give up very fast’, US investor claims

12:24PM | Wednesday, 5 December 2012 |  Pollenizer founder Mick Liubinskas has defended the ‘lean’ start-up model, following criticisms from famed US venture capitalist Marc Andreessen.

Navigating the world’s factory: Three top tips for sourcing from China

12:37PM | Tuesday, 4 December 2012 |  Global eCommerce company has presented three key tips for Australian start-ups looking to source goods from China.

Tech start-ups urged to go Dutch with Startupbootcamp Amsterdam

12:41PM | Monday, 3 December 2012 |  Another European funding avenue for tech start-ups has opened up, with Startupbootcamp Amsterdam offering teams €15,000 in seed funding and the opportunity to pitch for more.

Parliamentary inquiry again calls for small business banking code

11:20PM | Friday, 30 November 2012 |  The Australian Bankers Association is under pressure to adopt a small business banking code of conduct or face new regulations.

Anthony Podesta named 2012 Ernst &Young Entrepreneur of the Year

11:00AM | Friday, 30 November 2012 |  McMillan Shakespeare founder Anthony Podesta has been named the 2012 Ernst & Young Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, with the founders of Jetts Fitness, Ozsale and OzHarvest also recognised at the awards.

Full of beans: Coffee overtakes tea in popularity as Aussies ditch chain cafes

11:18PM | Thursday, 29 November 2012 |  Coffee has overtaken tea as the hot drink of choice for Australian consumers, according to a new report, with an industry analyst suggesting independent cafés are now more popular than coffee chains.