The experienced Australian entrepreneurs behind Startmate have almost completed the first phase of their new mentor-driven funding program.
From boom to bust, from unconference to BarCamp and beyond, Mahesh Sharma tracks the fortunes of Australia's startup community.
Australian-born, Bangalore-based Mahesh Sharma is ZDNet's India correspondent.
After an innocuous start, $60 million investment fund Uniseed is paying dividends for its stakeholders: three of Australia's biggest universities and a trillion-dollar super fund.
The fortunes of a Melbourne cloud computing start-up could be a prototype for how Australian universities can successfully commercialise their intellectual property.
Local start-up Kaggle has developed a platform that has tackled some of the greatest dilemmas of our time: HIV prevention and predicting the winner of the Eurovision song contest.
Entrepreneurs are renowned for being innovators, but lately they've had to undergo some innovation themselves, making use of new tools providing opportunities for commercialising ideas that don't fit with the current system.
The current model of start-up commercialisation fails entrepreneurs, with the balance of power too heavily weighted in the favour of financiers and advisers, according to the head of a start-up advisory firm.
If there is any truth to the saying "necessity is the mother of invention" then the government offices in Canberra should be a more fertile breeding ground than hotel rooms frequented by Tiger Woods.
The mobile app market promises developers untold riches or possible failures. Melbourne start-up JMango hopes to avoid the latter.
Matt Clarke was working for a large financial services company which had decided to take development of a new application in-house when he first met Radek Cerny, the software engineer who would become the other half of the founding team behind Australian start-up expanz.
Graham Dawson talks about the future of iPhone app development and augmented reality.