An Adelaide coding school is helping Indigenous students crack the tech sector

- May 26, 2022 2 MIN READ

Defence SA intern and Aeronautical Engineering student Justyce Manton came across tuition-free coding school 42 Adelaide through her professional mentor, who suggested it would complement her skill set. Little did she know at the time, her world was about to be opened to a new world of education, relationships, and cultural development. “42 Adelaide provides… Read more »


How to get deals done for your startup

- May 26, 2022 6 MIN READ

The main way tech startups grow is through creating technology that solves valuable problems for their customers but another way they grow is through cutting smart deals with other companies.  The first few deals I negotiated were content licensing deals, first for Microsoft’s online efforts and then for Yahoo, back in the mid-to-late 1990s. Since… Read more »


Ignition Lane’s Wrap: the state of Cloud, VC advice, Tiger stripes, cattle class crypto, M&A fires up

- May 23, 2022 5 MIN READ

Welcome to Ignition Lane’s Tech Wrap, where they cut through the noise to bring you their favourite insights from the technology and startup world.  Ignition Lane works with ambitious business leaders to apply the Startup Mindset to their technology, product and commercialisation problems.  This wrap goes out free to subscribers on Saturdays. Don’t forget you can catch… Read more »


Innovation isn’t enough: How Australian startups and scaleups miss the message on branding

- May 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Scaleups and ASX-listed tech brands need to stop relying on product-centric functional marketing and embrace engaging brand messaging and communications if they wish to succeed.  This is one of the central findings of a landmark research study conducted by Hotwire and the University of Sydney Business School. The study, Decoding Tech Brands, examined the use… Read more »

Julie Stevanja - Her Black Book

Hear how Zero Co’s Mike Smith, Unhedged’s Saksia Albers and Her Black Book’s Julie Stevanja build revenue for their startups and think about raising

- May 22, 2022 2 MIN READ

Ask any successful startup founder and they’ll tell you it didn’t happen overnight. It took countless hours, days, months, maybe even years to nail the idea, stick the landing, and hit crucial money milestones that make or break a business. Founders count ARRs in their sleep and how to hit those revenue targets will be… Read more »


APAC company deals nosedived in April

- May 20, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Deal activity in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, fell by nearly 30% in April according to new financial analytics firm GlobalData. A total of 1,166 deals were announced in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region during April 2022, which GlobalData says is a decline of 29.4% over the 1,651 deals announced in March. While the data looks… Read more »


Here’s where to find the best paying jobs as an IT contractor in Australia

- May 19, 2022 3 MIN READ

Tight supply and increasing demand have pushed prices for IT contractors skyward, new figures have confirmed – yet while Sydney may be Australia’s largest city, it’s not the place where contractors can make the most money. That prestigious honour goes to Canberra – where, the newly released Hays Technology Contractor Rates Guide 2022 found, contractors across most… Read more »

Drone, farm, agriculture, agtech

Why Australian agtech needs talent with a wide range of experience

- May 15, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australia is well-positioned to build and maintain a large and healthy agricultural industry ($81 billion of production in 2021/22). Australia also has a unique opportunity to leverage our higher-education infrastructure, skilled workforce and sophisticated capital markets to integrate modern technology into our agricultural industry for the purpose of vastly improving the volume of high-quality agricultural… Read more »


How to ask someone to be your technical cofounder

- May 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sometimes when you present the opportunity as “we just need you to build what we specify” you’re taking away the biggest motivation there is. If you’ve been working in startups for a while, you’ll be familiar with this kind of request: Seeking: Technical Cofounder I am looking for someone to join us as a technical… Read more »