Will the last AU based start-up please turn off the light?

It appears the Australian Federal Government is determined to do a Thelma & Louise and literally drive off a cliff into the abyss over truly mindless and ill-conceived legislation as concerns encryption, privacy and security. It has the potential to make us totally uncompetitive in global information technology markets and cut off at the knees a fledgling Read more about Will the last AU based start-up please turn off the light?[…]

Start-up Incubators in Sydney

Below are a list of Start-Up Incubators that currently operate in Sydney and are principally Australia/Sydney focussed. Note: I have not incubators which are part of a global chain or organisation, these are ‘home grown’ incubators only… BTW if you think I’ve missed someone that should be on this list – let me know. Cicada Read more about Start-up Incubators in Sydney[…]

Start-ups, Investment and Education in Australia: we need to do better

(This is a copy of a post I recently wrote on LinkedIN). I read Stuart McKeown’s post ‘Why Being an Australian Startup Sucks’ with interest. Especially in light of the recent failure of 99dresses and the in-depth exposé of the roller coaster Nicki Durkin went through. On the face of it Stuart’s article indicates that Read more about Start-ups, Investment and Education in Australia: we need to do better[…]

Start-up News Roundup – 24th April

Below is our selection of news and events in the Australian start-up community for the week so far. A little bit light with this week being wedged between Easter and Anzac Day. TechCrunch calls out Australia’s venture capital issues, but get a key fact wrong It appears that TechCrunch got in hot water by overstating Read more about Start-up News Roundup – 24th April[…]

Start-up News Roundup – 17th April

Below is our roundup of startup news in Australia for the week. Guy Kawasaki Aims to Democratize Design Through Aussie Startup Canva Quite a biggie this, Guy Kawasaki has joined the startup Canva, based in Sydney, as their Chief Evangelist according to this article in xconomy. Unfortunately he won’t be based in Sydney, but it Read more about Start-up News Roundup – 17th April[…]

Start-up News Roundup – 10th April

In a world first, Australian bank invests in peer-to-peer lending startup This article in Startup Smart covers the Westpac’s Reinventure Group recently announced a $5 million investment in Sydney-based  peer-to-peer lender SocietyOne. Australian VC calls on others to “write cheques” to encourage female entrepreneurs In this article in Smart Company, Adrian Stone challenges investors to Read more about Start-up News Roundup – 10th April[…]

Broadband, what businesses in Sydney really need

There is a lot of talk about NBN not being available for businesses and all the problems this is causing. Which is understandable, businesses of any size can make use of more bandwidth, but I think the problem is being presented in a too ‘cut and dry’ case – it’s really a lot more complicated Read more about Broadband, what businesses in Sydney really need[…]

Australian Privacy Policy

Australian Privacy Policy, comes in next week

If you are running a business that uses computers, which is quite likely the majority of us, you need to pay special attention to the new Privacy Policy in Australia that it is to come into force next week. The new privacy policy has 13 new Australian Privacy Principles; some of which can be a Read more about Australian Privacy Policy, comes in next week[…]