Smart Energy co-founders Beau Savage, Elliot Hayes & Jasper Boyschau When we started our solar company Smart Energy three years ago we had just enough money to sign a lease on a warehouse in Byron Bay and buy one pallet of solar panels. We needed every penny we could get so we saved money… Read more »
Adelaide’s reputation as a startup hotspot took a massive leap last month when the release of the StartupBlink Startup Ecosystem Rankings 2019 report revealed the South Australian capital had cracked to top 150 global cities for startups, rising from 227 on the list to 143. Australia overall jumped six places from 11 to 5th. It’s… Read more »
We doubled down for five months, and I thought I’d share how we got our app live under our $5,000 budget and the lessons we learned along the way.
No Yelling allows learner drivers to connect with instructors, book appointments and complete transactions through an app and online platform.
Training existing and new businesses with the knowledge to fly drones and apply them to their work is Perth drone training startup Global Drone Solutions.
There is one Aussie startup that has been creating change on a global scale for more than a decade and its got the numbers to back it up – 17 million database, 246,000 fans on Facebook and 1 million uniques a month.
The age old conundrum, you really want to leave that well paid corporate gig and create something your own from scratch. Sadly these types of adventures cost money – sometimes lots of money.
So you’ve come up with an idea and now you’re looking to raise capital? Before you approach investors, you might want to take this reality cheque. Entrepreneur and investor Martin Martinez spoke candidly with Shoe String about some of the misconceptions that have surfaced in the startup community about Australian investors; and made a compelling argument as to why bootstrapping is the best approach for startups.
It starts with a spark, a flash of inspiration. Every startup has a story. Every founder remembers when the ideas started to come together – when that gut feeling finally started to make sense. The path to realising that vision though often means finding help. Help to build it. Help to turn that nub of a concept into something that can be articulated.
Participants in this survey may be called upon to discuss their businesses with various forms of niche and mainstream media when the report is issued at the end of February 2013. Please be sure to fill in all the answers and be as descriptive as possible when needed, please note this survey is for startups that still own 100% of their equity and are registered businesses within Australia.
Need to start marketing your startup but you have no budget for noodles let alone marketing? This class is for you, in it, you will learn several marketing tactics that will cost you little or no capital. Each tactic discussed will come with an applicable, real-world example of how it worked (or failed). At the end of the class, you will have workshopped several techniques to apply to your own business, and walk away with a clear set of to-do’s for applying them.
Founders who choose to bootstrap their way through their pre-profitable years surviving meal-to-meal on Maggi noodles are better off than their funded counterparts in the long run. Time that would have been spent hunting down, wining and dining investors was focused to build bigger and better products without relinquinshing control to anyone.