The inaugural i10 awards recognising high potential and innovative Australian start-ups have been won by social-media analytics company Buzz Numbers, which beat a field of 450 companies compiled in the database of local start-up social-networking site, iPitch.com.au.
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.
Local start-up Noosbox is hoping its selection in the Startmate entrepreneur program will boost the success of its email-sharing application — an idea borne out of frustrations in helping solve customer problems.
Start-up investment fund Startmate has selected five businesses to participate in a three-month program that includes $25,000 seed funding and mentoring from successful Aussie entrepreneurs.
A new website provides an opportunity for small businesses to promote their products and services to a wider audience, in exchange for granting access to their Facebook friends and Twitter networks.
Start-up incubator i.lab is launching an online business validation program to select companies for its development program, which aims to nurture scalable businesses with a high commercial return.
The experienced Australian entrepreneurs behind Startmate have almost completed the first phase of their new mentor-driven funding program.
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.