Held at new startup hub The York Butter Factory, Startup Weekend Melbourne was a weekend-long, hands-on experience where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs came to find out if their startup ideas were viable.
Sydney based start-up Deputy.com has been selected as a finalist in the fifth annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) Start-Up Challenge. As the only finalist selected from the Asia Pacific region, the company will be awarded a package of US$10,000 in AWS credits and a trip to attend the AWS Start-Up Challenge Grand Finale.
Planning is well underway for the 2012 Digital Parents Conference in Melbourne on March 30, 2012, with Kleenex Mums joining again as the platinum sponsor. Early bird tickets to the conference sold out in record time, and sales are continuing steadily more than five months out from the event.
Dejan Andrevski has created just that with his new start up Gift a Ball. The 25 year old only launched this business a few weeks ago, but already it is causing a buzz in business circles, with Andrevski being named a Startup Smart Future maker just last week in their awards for 25 and under entrepreneurs.
The team that won the first Startup Weekend competition held in Australia will be heading to China to demo at Techcrunch Disrupt Beijing.