The Australian startup scene has blossomed in the last decade with more resources available to fledgling tech businesses than ever before. But there are still lingering doubts as to whether startups can have a bright future if they stayed in Australia, with many viewing Silicon Valley as a more startup-friendly location.
Here's ZDNet's guide to the local startup environment.
Michael Lee checks out some of the best Sydney co-working space for Aussie startups.
A profile of Atlassian co-founder and startup advocate Scott Farquhar, complete with a video interview where he talks about the highs and lows of his IT career.
Rather than waiting for a successful startup to appear, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia created its own.
Startups approach venture capitalists to expand, but early stage businesses keep running out of money before they get there. So why does the government fund startups at the VC stage if it wants them to succeed?
Australian startups need not migrate to the US to find success, as long as they aim for a larger global market, according to oDesk and Etsy.
Mahesh Sharma explores the topic of employee stock options for Australian startups.
Mahesh Sharma looks back on how the Australian government's tax changes in 2009 has had huge impacts on startup businesses in the country.
In part three of Sharma's startup series, he looks at the union campaign to lobby Treasurer Wayne Swan to relax changes to employee share schemes.
In part four of the bootstrappr blog's special employee share scheme report, Mahesh Sharma focuses on the law firms that are profiting from the government's 2009 legislation change.
A world without stock options is a world without semiconductor chips, personal computers, video games, and the internet.
Under new changes to tax breaks, big businesses will no longer be able to claim their R&D costs, with the savings going to smaller ones.
In this last installment of Mahesh Sharma's stock option series, he discusses how Atlassian could be the startup ecosystem's saviour.