Is this what a classroom SHOULD look like in Australia?

- December 12, 2013 2 MIN READ

I love some of the things happening in the education sector right now; it seems that there is a growing consensus within Generation Y that, on the whole, traditional education never really gave us a well-rounded view of the real world and as such many of us have fallen prey to some harsh life lessons when it comes to work, money and … well, life.


A bleak future for Gen Y startups?

- November 20, 2013 3 MIN READ

A new study of 242 Australian youth indicates that Gen Y are headed towards alarming levels of financial and family stress; the release states there’s been a “disturbing increase in Gen Y financial illiteracy and debt”. What does this mean for the future of business?

News & Analysis

AppInstruct teaching entrepreneurs how to leverage $53 billion app economy

- November 13, 2013 2 MIN READ

Australian education startup AppInstruct has just launched an online course to teach aspiring entrepreneurs how to turn their app concept into a commercial success. Co-Founded by Nicholas Wright, Vijay Santhanam, Iain Dowling and Indy Chakrabarty, who have extensive experience in building commercial apps including Optus Recharge Now, AppInstruct combines technical and business skills to deliver a comprehensive and accelerated learning outcome.

Startup TutorBee breaks down barriers in education
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Startup TutorBee breaks down barriers in education

- September 11, 2013 3 MIN READ

Australian startup TutorBee provides a convenient and specialised service for students to undertake tailored online tutorials with their own private tutor – regardless of their geographical location. TutorBee was announced the winner of the Australian Centre of Innovation Apps4Broadband Competition, taking the top gong for Best App and winning in the supporting categories of Best App – Health and Social Services and Best App – Business to Business.


Startup OpenLearning disrupts the education industry

- August 13, 2013 3 MIN READ

Forget blackboards and chalks. Forget long, theory-heavy lectures at 8am in the morning. Forget the online platforms that failed to make learning a more enjoyable experience. OpenLearning is set to excite students and teachers around the world who have long suffered the inadequacies of outdated educational tools.


CommBank Women in Focus & their Silicon Valley Trip

- March 12, 2013 2 MIN READ

Multi-award winning business woman Yvette Adams, has been selected as one of ten women across Australia to go on the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to the tech capital of the world – Silicon Valley in California, USA. Her company, The Creative Collective, which is based out of Maroochydore, is a leading digital media and training agency servicing clients around Australia which she founded in 2007 from home after the birth of her second child.


Highlights of the Week [Must Reads]

- January 11, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

Because media IS our business, we obviously spend any spare moments we have trawling the web looking at interesting articles, blogs, stories and opinions across the world’s startup landscape. On a Friday every second week we will be collating all of these into a post for you to scan through and read at your leisure. We have labelled the links with our description of why we think you should read them.


Event: Monetising your App [online event]

- January 8, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

So you’ve got an idea for an app? Awesome! But how are you going to turn this puppy into a real business? There are options galore: charging for it, selling virtual goods, or everyone’s guilty pleasure, running ads. What will be your strategy? Learn the tricks and trades of various mobile monetization strategies and put yourself in a position to grab your share of this rapidly growing $2B dollar market.


WeTeachMe Event in Melbourne

- November 20, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

As part of the City of Melbourne’s Knowledge Week WeTechMe are putting on another one of their Speed Teaching events. The night will contain quick fun 15 minute classes on how to think laterally, break the ice with new people, inspire change, improve your small business, master design thinking and more.


Brainworth: Revolutionising Education

- August 15, 2012 2 MIN READ

So … I think I could learn to code python in like a week or so now, especially after seeing this awesome new startup the other day. Brainworth aims to make online education fun and engaging starting with a focus at tertiary level to begin with. Brainworth aims to bring about a change in online education by scaling the engagement of the user.