99dresses hopes to take on eBay as the web's pre-eminent online fashion retail portal by overhauling its systems and business model to underpin a possible expansion to America.
From boom to bust, from unconference to BarCamp and beyond, Mahesh Sharma tracks the fortunes of Australia's startup community.
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.
Tech23 offered a rich bounty for start-ups, including thousands of dollars in cash and an all-expenses paid networking trip to Silicon Valley. Props logistics company StageBitz managed to take out both.
Mobile booking application GoCatch will use its $50,000 prize from the Tech23 awards to release a feature for its app where passengers can rate drivers, as the company hits back in its "war" with the NSW Taxi Council.
Perth-based app developer Filter Squad flew across the country to pitch at this week's Tech23 event. The move paid off to the tune of $25,000.
A cloud infrastructure start-up, OrionVM, has taken out the $25,000 broadband innovation award at the Tech23 event held in Sydney this week.
As the world's recovering economy threatens to be devoured whole by the second coming of the global financial crisis, Australia could have a secret weapon: an event dubbed "speed dating for start-ups".
Fresh from a $15 million investment windfall, Aussie-owned Texas-based company BigCommerce plans to double its Sydney engineering team to support its lofty ambitions to become the global leader in software as a service (SaaS) e-commerce applications.
The co-founder of taxi mobile application goCatch has hit back at criticism by the NSW Taxi Council that its iPhone application puts passengers at risk.
The $15,000 prize at Startup Weekend Sydney was taken out by a document collaboration website for teachers, which pipped 12 other business ideas, including a modern remake of the Tamagotchi.
Telstra customers will have the opportunity to directly question CEO David Thodey using local website OurSay.org.
The reported moves by Amazon to establish an Australian presence have not worried local cloud start-up OrionVM, which believes it has always trumped its rival.
Perth-based geospatial mapping company NearMap has reported a 2000 per cent year-on-year growth in revenues, as the company targets an expansion into new platforms and customer segments.
The inaugural group of graduates has emerged from the seed accelerator program Startmate, with two participants deciding to relocate to Silicon Valley.
The Australian start-up scene is poised to receive a major funding injection, with Sydney Angels on the verge of closing a $10 million sidecar investment fund, which will target early stage start-ups.
After overseeing the production of Macquarie Bank's most ambitious online project to date, Ned Moorfield turned his back on the corporate workforce to chase his start-up dreams.