News & Analysis

And the winner of Shoe String Startup of the Year 2013 is…

- September 26, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

The judges spent many days deliberating because all 10 finalists were outstanding in their own right. But they did finally come to a decision, and tonight we handed the winner a life-size boarding pass to and from San Francisco’s Silicon Valley – the world capital for innovation – where they will have the opportunity to meet some of the most influential entrepreneurs of our time.


Entrepreneurs SeaChange Startup Camp

- March 18, 2013 2 MIN READ

Over the weekend the Seachange Startup Camp was held down in Merimbula, it is one of the only startup style camps to be held out of a metro area in Australia [well for the moment]. This year the organisers Liam O’Duibhir and Ivan McKay ran a “startup bus” down to the camp picking up entrepreneurs from rural Australia and touring country operators doing big things in tech along the way.


Facebook Timeline Rule Changes

- January 21, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

Until January 15th,2013 there have been guidelines around what can be included in your facebook cover image. Some of the previous items included websites, phone numbers and asking people to “like your page” in the artwork of your cover image.


5 Industries where startups will flourish in 2013

- January 7, 2013 2 MIN READ

I hardly ever write these kind of posts, mainly because they are bullshit based on some survey. Whilst the research may point to one particular industry or several that will go “boom” this year, at the end of the day I would rather sell people the truth that it doesn’t really matter what industry you start in, what will will ultimately determine your success is whether or not you get off your backside and make stuff happen. Execution is ALWAYS more important than industry.


2013 Applications for Startmate Open – $50K for 7.5%

- October 4, 2012 2 MIN READ

It’s that time of year again when the Australian incubators open for the next round of tech super stars to come from across the country with their ideas and teams, to be educated, stripped back, MVP’d, coached, mentored, critiqued, inspired and to ride the big fuck off roller coaster that is Startup Land for an intense 5 month program in Sydney.