Start-ups

KPMG to advance with new entrepreneur program

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New partnership between KMPG and a global NGO designed to give Australian entrepreneurs a chance to fast-track business growth.

Equity crowdfunding gathers more fame and partners

Australian crowdfunding platform VentureCrowd announces a $50,000 raise for fashion start-up Fame & Partners.

The fall of 'jerk tech' - why social good is the new black

The unrelenting disruption of technology is changing the way we work and play. But is it changing the values of big corporates, who exist to make a buck?

New Sydney work space targets media innovation

New co-working space for media professionals - the Sakura Innovation Lab - to open in Sydney later this month.

REVIEW: The Ninja Sphere

It’s Australian developed, it runs Ubuntu Linux, and it’s about to control homes worldwide.

SoundCloud joins the billion-dollar start-up club

Popular music and audio-sharing service in discussions to raise about $US150 million in new financing at a valuation that is expected to top $US1.2 billion.

Delhi bans Uber after alleged rape

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Ride sharing service dealt fresh blow to reputation after a passenger accuses one of its drivers of rape.

Flamingo flies the coop

Local cloud start-up heads to the US to conduct an aggressive Series A funding raise.

Win for start-ups as Canberra moves on crowdsourced equity funding

Australia is set to become a more friendly destination for start-ups after Coalition says it will support a regulatory model for crowdsourced equity funding.

UNSW scholarship helps students get started in start-ups

A UNSW scholarship program is offering students the chance to work at companies like Atlassian, Coca-Cola and Oneflare for six months.

Bigcommerce no small fry with ex-Twitter talent on board

Sydney start-up lands former Twitter executive Chris Fry for its board of advisors.

Xero to bring x-factor to StartupAUS

Online accounting wunderkind signs a new partnership with peak body StartupAUS.

The social network cashing in on emerging markets

Facebook has been a roaring success in developed countries, but a new social media platform is about to take developing countries by storm.

Australia is patently falling behind

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While Australia is taking part in the global innovation and start-up boom, we're punching well below our weight in patent applications.

Hackett opens start-up mansion

Former Internode chief and NBN Co board director turns an old Adelaide mansion into a top of the line incubator.

What makes Atlassian Australia's best workplace?

Start-up poster child Atlassian is touring the country in a typically unorthodox way of finding Australia's best software talent.

Cabcharge urges Uber crackdown

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Chairman Russell Balding labels industry disruptor unsafe and a tax cheat.

Fintech hub to be built in Sydney

New hub will bring banks and start-up sector closer, could be operational by April.

Learning to disrupt like a start-up

Operating like a start-up means saying “I create” instead of “I do” and enterprises need to focus on problem-solving if they want to compete.

Changing the rules on cosy bankers

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The finance industry can survive the tsunami of disruption headed its way but it will have to reinvent the digital banking game.

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