Find Yourself a Cofounder! Syd & Melb Events

- May 15, 2012 2 MIN READ

Cofounder Speed Date will run two events this month in partnership with two of Australia’s leading startup hubs: Fishburners (Sydney) and York Butter Factory (Melbourne). Entrepreneurs Ryan Wardell and Nav Saini, who cofounded the event, believe it has the potential to be as big as StartUp Weekend and are also looking to expand further afield.


Startup / BizSpark Networking Meetups!

- May 14, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

The first of these events happened in connection with Shoe String Launch and Eagle Waves Radio at Vivo Cafe last Thursday afternoon. Due to it’s stellar success, there will now be a startups networking event there every Thursday afternoon from 3.30pm – 7.00pm – Happy Hour Priced Drinks are available throughout this time and are only $5.00 – So come on down and mingle.


How To Start A Business In Thailand With $20 Over A Weekend

- May 14, 2012 3 MIN READ

Last year I had the pleasure of spending 3 weeks in Thailand. Nowhere near long enough for such a beautiful country. However, I did have time to set up a business whilst there, which I believe still runs to this day. At the time it was an act of desperation as I had less than $50 and needed to return home to Sydney. In hindsight however it has become a great example of a truly rapid and lean business establishment.


Do our Stars determine our Entrepreneurial Path?

- May 14, 2012 2 MIN READ

I first interviewed Penny on radio last year, and I found what she had to say very interesting and fascinating, at the time she was getting ready to film her pilot of her new show, “The Stars Behind the Stars” of which the first cut is just above. As Steve Jobs was a massive influencer in our community, I found this first look at the show very intriguing, I also find the fact that companies too have birth dates that determine the path they will take an interesting concept.


High Performance: Its Not What You Do But How You Do It!

- May 14, 2012 4 MIN READ

Research has confirmed that when people who are perceived as ‘experts’ offer advice and information to others, these people actually lose the capacity to process information and make decisions for themselves. The most successful and highest performing athletes I have worked with are those who consider themselves as the experts of their own career and take control and responsibility accordingly.


This Weeks Startup Roundup!

- May 11, 2012 2 MIN READ

All the latest news from the Startup Scene this week – Facebook App Store, 19 year old geniuses, Failed PR Stunts and Creepy Clowns – A real mixed Bag!!


The Funding Games – 4th 500Startups Class!

- May 11, 2012 2 MIN READ

We must say we are extremely impressed and proud of what members of this years Startmate class are getting up to overseas. 500Startups began their 4th incubator class at the beginning of April and Aussie Startup – Happy Inspector was one of the ones chosen.


Aussie Startup Scores $100K from Citrix in US Competition

- May 11, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

In a pitching competition held yesterday in SanFrancisco Citrix awarded a $100,000 check to two startups ScriptRock and AppEnsure as part of the winning prize. The move was a surprise because Citrix had planned to write only one cheque. The judges gave Alan Sharp-Paul, Michael Baukes and Leo Venegas high marks because of the progress the company has already made.


Servcorp Business Shorts – Louis Lautman

- May 10, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

In Lautman’s young life, he’s made over 10,000 cold calls in person and on the telephone and has given over 1,500 presentations, workshops and seminars. Today Lautman travels globally helping entrepreneurs free up their time, do more of what they love and accelerate revenues by sharing his inspirational and transformational message of empowerment through conscious entrepreneurship


Blue Chilli Long Table launching with a Crowd Sourced Cocktail!

- May 10, 2012 2 MIN READ

Blue Chilli Long Table will be officially opened by 10 year old Conner a Sydney “graduate” of Club Kidpreneur, whose Lemonade Stand will be open for business following the formalities. Sebastian Eckersley –Maslin, founder of Blue Chilli said “The Long Table is a brand that empowers collaboration where everyone is sitting at the same long table helping each other out in their individual businesses.”


Innovating the Face of Retail

- May 9, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

As small business owners around the country are feeling the burden of rentals, and the current pricing and markets prevent many would be retailers from entering the market, we are starting to see a new innovative entrepreneur emerge in the space. I am talking about the [soon to be] trend of co-retailing. I love it, and think it is absolutely awesome.


19 Year Old, Makes Selling Online EVEN Easier!

- May 9, 2012 1 MIN READ

Sahil Lavingia dropped out of college in his first term, instead deciding that he wanted to get some “real” work experience under his belt working for a real company. One thing lead to another and he started working for Social Media Startup Pinterest, which get’s currently over 100 million views in a month according to latest statistics.


Why your Startup will probably Fail

- May 8, 2012 3 MIN READ

“If you’re like I was a couple of years back every idea you’d tell your friends, family or co-workers would come with negative feedback, “oh great idea, but you’ll fail because of x”, “oh fantastic idea but Google did that”, “Mike seriously? There is a tech-bubble, I’d wait 30 years before trying when the market is better” or “OMFG you’re going to quit University to work on that”.


16 year old who runs a 5 Million Dollar Company

- May 8, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

Get ready to start hearing a lot more about young entrepreneur Maddie Bradshaw. She is 16 years old and already heads up the multimillion dollar business M3 Designs which she created from her bedroom back in 2006 when she was just 10 years old!


Startup TidePool closes $1.5 million Funding Round

- May 8, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

TidePool is a startup that aims to determine a users personality from photos. Tidepool uses a unique set of images to uncover personality and other psychological characteristics from photos. To begin your assessment on Tidepool, you are presented a number of photos. You are asked to rank photos by which ones you like best.