Mahesh Sharma

Mahesh Sharma earned his pen licence in his homeland, where he covered the technology industry for ZDNet, SMH, Sky Business News, and The Australian--first as an FTE, and later as a freelancer. The latter fueled his passion for startups and empowered a unique perspective on entrepreneurs' passion to solve problems using technology. Armed with this knowledge, experience, and discipline, Mahesh has returned to his spiritual homeland India to document the mixed fortunes of one of the world's most exciting technology economies.

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Stayz founder helps SMBs online

Stayz founder helps SMBs online

Holiday website Stayz was a unique way for holiday homeowners to get the word out about their property, turning physical assets into digital capital. The website's founder now hopes to replicate this for the broader category of small businesses, helping SMBs to spruik their wares online.

published March 12, 2012 by

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Start-up accelerators foster brain drain

Start-up accelerators foster brain drain

The local growth in start-up activity and investment has provided a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Australian entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality, but it has also accelerated the export of our best and brightest talent and intellectual property.

published March 7, 2012 by

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Cutting through push spam

Cutting through push spam

It's happened to everybody; the phone vibrates or emits a sound notification, you feel instantly popular and in demand, and proudly whip out your phone to see who has contacted you, only to realise that it was just another annoying update from an unused app.

published February 28, 2012 by

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Start-ups: a lucrative target for hackers

Start-ups: a lucrative target for hackers

A security researcher recently explained to me that any hacker "would've loved to have hacked in to Twitter five years ago", because, if he had, then he would have potentially had a lifeline directly in to its key systems and information.

published February 27, 2012 by

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Cloud HR app solves chicken-and-egg issue

Cloud HR app solves chicken-and-egg issue

RecruitLoop has taken the cloud service delivery model to the Australian recruitment industry and in the process may have solved the chicken-and-egg problem that plagues start-up marketplaces often touted as the "99designs of x or y".

published January 29, 2012 by

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Stanford encourages Oz entrepreneur

Stanford encourages Oz entrepreneur

PhD student Jenna Tregarthen felt helpless as she watched her best friend suffer from an eating disorder, but that all changed when she was accepted into one of the world's most exclusive entrepreneurship programs.

published January 11, 2012 by

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Incubator boom pushed to breaking point

Incubator boom pushed to breaking point

Entrepreneurs are being encouraged to solve the world's biggest problems in the fields of the National Broadband Network, big data and big markets in order to qualify for the PushStart accelerator program, which has just been launched.

published December 15, 2011 by

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