With the new year looming we can expect to introduce a number of new startups in 2013. With that, we need great concepts and and even better people to transform these into global web businesses. It sounds easy, but there is a lot more to it. Find out more about the mechanics of how Pollenizer builds startups from scratch.
Naked Wines Australia has announced that they have reached a significant milestone in just 3 months since launching: recruiting over 2000 Angels [‘Naked Wines Angels* are customers who invest each month the amount of $40 which is transferrable and redeemable for wine purchasing in future orders and receive a further discount of 25% – 50% off when they buy wines] resulting in $1million in funds for direct investment in Australian winemakers.
Over the next few weeks we will be looking across the country to check out some of the people doing amazing stuff that we think you should have on your watch list. Our first look today is at some of the future faces of women in tech across the City of Sydney. Each are in different spaces, working with different technologies. Some have a big team, some have a small team – some are flying solo. But we think you should keep an eye out for all of them!
Leading small business accounting software provider Xero continues to change the accounting game with the addition of online invoicing.
Over the last 6 years the company has been building accounting on the web. This has been a major investment, to build a full accounting system that connects small business owners to their accountants, bookkeepers, banks and other business solutions. Over 111,000 businesses now run on Xero.
The name Steve Jobs is synonymous with entrepreneur. In fact, he could be one of the greatest entrepreneurs in the history of the world. He had a vision and saw it through and now his company is one of the most well-known businesses of the world. That being said, there are a few things that every young entrepreneur can learn from the late Steve Jobs.
Want to get involved in the fast-paced startup industry but unsure where to start, which of yor skills apply and where to look? In this free class, we’ll take students through the process of landing a job at a startup, what skills employers are most interested in, how to position yourself and a few other tricks of the trade to get yourself noticed.
The Wall Sticker Company started in 2006 when, both desiring a business of their own, founders Jen and Fi started making kid’s customized canvasses then selling them to area kid’s boutiques. As the demand for their hand painted items became too much, they purchased a vinyl cutter off of eBay for about $300, started cutting out the names, then established their shop in Jen’s back shed. That ‘aha’ moment came as they stuck one of these names right to a wall, and they immediately knew that they had an outstanding product; something so new that would appeal to lots of markets.
Come along to our Q&A night in Melbourne next Tuesday, October 16th at 6pm and speak with Startmate co-founder Niki Scevak and Alan Downie and Matt Milosavljevic, the founders of Bugherd, a Startmate season 1 company. Get a better understanding of the program, discuss your application and find out what is good and bad about Startmate.
Do you know what three words sum up your reputation? And what your personal and professional reputation is worth in the real world? Rachel Botsman is a ‘sharing innovator’ who studies collaborative consumption (online sharing of everything from apartments to cars and skills) and believes our reputations will become more important than our credit history in the new economy.
Growing your business on social media takes time and effort. Sure you can hire someone to deliver your small business social network accounts 5000 Facebook fans or Twitter followers. But if you are a coffee shop in Australia, does it really do you any good to have 800 new page Likes from New York City or India? Even worse, are you wasting money on fake Facebook accounts?
Using a new and unique presentation format, Brainworth teaches high-‐level programming subjects in a series of challenges, tasks and games, and will branch out from there into other fields of science and business. Brainworth will serve tertiary students looking to test and improve their skills in a rich online game world, providing new ways for students to collaborate and take charge of their own education.
Marketing is about values and to encourage people to remember much about your brand you have to create a compelling narrative around your product. More than a decade ago Steve Jobs said that our only defense against a noisy world was to be clear about what we wanted people to know and remember about us. That’s what marketing is about – formulating the story you want your customers to know about and then making it part of everything you do.
We have an exclusive offer for a limited number of companies to be involved in a new project we are backing, sending video blogger Simon on a 20 day, 10 city trip across the best startup hubs in the US. This 10 part series will be a REALISTIC look on what is happening in the US for Australians.
A real-estate agency with an employee car-pool program and four bikes on hand for locals to borrow, was last night recognised for its community building and sustainability initiatives at the City of Sydney Business Awards 2012. Martin Property from Zetland was awarded the 2012 EnergyAustralia Sustainability Award at a gala dinner at The Westin Sydney, with the judges praising the small business for its culture of energy efficiency and community responsibility.