Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend. The weekend brings together people with different skillsets – primarily software developers, graphics designers and business people – to build applications and develop a commercial case around them.
Around 6 months ago entrepreneurs Jay Whiting and Diesel Laws founded question and opinion app Barkles. The application allowed people to post thoughts and opinions and then users agreed or disagreed with them in an innovative and engaging form of online debate. Today unfortunately Barkles announced that they would be shutting their doors at the end of the month. The announcement made by email and via the twitter account, had some good learnings which we feel are important to all startups, so we thought we would share them with you.
Pinstagram was created by Pek Pongpaet and Brandon Leonardo as a weekend project. What started out as a joke when they were discussing ideas and mentioned how funny a mashup of Instagram and Pinterest would be. So what happens when you combine two of the hottest tech startups together? Well you get Pinstagram!
Not that long ago Andrew & Silvana ran a business from home like many Startups do and didn’t think anything of turning the dishwasher on one day on our way out only to come back an hour later to a house on fire and an office pretty much wrecked. No lives lost but lots of irreplaceable digital data was gone for good!
On Tuesday night 24 women pitched at the Commbank Women in Focus, Female Pitching Competition for TiECon. The comp was tough and the women were judged on their business idea, marketing potential and pitch strength.
There is a change coming and it is starting at a local level, last night the “Living Sydney” party of independents had their launch and declared that they will be running against Clover Moore in the upcoming local elections. All of them are small business owners from different industries and at the heart are fighting for small business.
Often times we are so consumed with growing our businesses that we neglect to help our bodies grow, repair and defend. Here are 7 essential tips to help strengthen body & mind to help get you through the day – and night – at the office or on the go!
The Australian Society of Entrepreneurs are a not for profit entrepreneur organisation that started in May 2011, They have grown to a national body with three chapters in Australia (Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney) and Hong Kong. They are on a mission to drive entrepreneur innovation, education, development and networking, utilising online and offline events.
If you like to keep on top of everything that is going on in the world of Australian Business, then you will quite often find yourself searching through various sites trying to absorb all the latest news and information. We have put together the list of best Aussie sites for local information on what is happening in the small business and startup world. They are in no particular order.