Launching a film competition on an unsightly subject inspired Laurence Wolf to create a local online video competitions website.
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.
Start-up hunters have set their traps — networking events, accelerators, and hobby weekends. They wait for their eager and naive prey to take the juicy bait: to ditch their dreary lives for the fame and riches that only a start-up can offer.
99designs strengthened its claim as the world's number one purveyor of crowdsourced logo competitions by acquiring German rival 12 Designers, but the quest for global domination has created enemies and taken casualties.
CultureAmp's makers quickly found out that it isn't enough to build a product and hope that customers will see the benefit in using it; instead, the product has to meet the needs of the market.
The recent launch of VC firm Blackbird Ventures caps the two-year rise to power of Startmate founder Niki Scevak.
Can you really complain about a lack of government start-up support in Australia?
It's OK to change the direction of your start-up, says Roamz founder Jonathan Barouch, who has decided to recreate his app from scratch.
In Silicon Valley, the time from failure to success can be fleeting.
Adioso co-founder Tom Howard lives and breathes Australian start-ups, but will his own start-up succeed?
Playing to the market won't make a great start-up, but a passion for your idea will.