Mentors Australian startups should get to know: Melbourne Edition (2014)

- March 24, 2014 5 MIN READ

In part two of our Australian Mentors series, we change our focus to Melbourne’s startup scene. Just like Sydney, Melbourne has a strong tech entrepreneur scene with plenty of coworking spaces and accelerator programs. It is a strong ecosystem and home to some of Australia’s biggest online success stories such as Catch of the Day, Kogan, Envato and 99designs.


Exclusive chat with Dean McEvoy

- October 28, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

Dean McEvoy is one of Australia’s most recent Startup Success stories, with his first business Spreets which sold to Yahoo! – In this interview Dean talks about giving back to the startup scene, serendipity and what we need to do in order to build a strong community.


Australian investor Martin Martinez offers startups a reality cheque

- October 16, 2013 2 MIN READ

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.

Brains Trust

Raising Capital: The Legal Basics

- August 28, 2013 3 MIN READ

Most start-ups will never raise an institutional investment round. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. If you can reach profitability and maintain great growth rates without raising capital, do it! Why dilute yourself unnecessarily?


SydStart 2013 Finalists Announced

- May 23, 2013 < 1 MIN READ

As we draw closer to the epic event on Sydney’s startup calender aka SydStart 2013 – we finally got to find out yesterday who the Top 10 were that will be pitching in front of investors next Tuesday.


Event: Who’s Who in the Startup Zoo?

- August 21, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

This event being put on by River City Labs is different to every other pitching event that you have been to. They have turned the tables on the Startup ecosystem. It will be like a reverse pitch with key players in the industry explaining what they have to offer start-ups.


Why Your Startup should be on Angel List

- July 10, 2012 2 MIN READ

Uber, Kaggle, Pinterest, Branchout – just these four companies alone have gone on to raise big rounds of funding after meeting investors on Angel List – $168 million just between the four of them. Over 1000 Startups to date have received funding for their businesses after meeting investors via Angel List.