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".
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.
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.
Australian small business owners now have the opportunity to leverage their best customers via a new application that combines the power of referrals with loyalty rewards schemes.
Mandarin Madness has cracked the 1000-download milestone, and has plans to leverage its unique "agnostic language mechanic" to boost its growing popularity with users in China and Korea.
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.
It is telling that Australian venture-capital providers VCs have barely rated a mention in what has been a watershed year for local start-ups, and it appears that the vanishing act will persist for some time.
Experiments-outsourcing marketplace Science Exchange has raised $1.5 million in funding from a who's who of Silicon Valley investors, just months after the start-up graduated from the illustrious Y Combinator incubator program.
After the hit-and-run experience of group buying websites, you could forgive bricks-and-mortar small businesses for completely shunning the web, but a Sydney question-answer start-up is hoping to overcome this.
The incubator buzz has grown into a fully fledged bubble with the launch of a new type of company that takes a "significant minority stake" in a start-up, but doesn't give any cash in return.
Tyson Lundbech has mixed with some of the best and brightest entrepreneurs, including Apple and 11 times world champion surfer Kelly Slater. He's conquered Startup Weekends around the world and then successfully brought the concept to Australia. Now Lundbech's embarked on a start-up of his own.