Profiles

Australian startup founders need to stop breaking the law when it comes to internships

- July 17, 2015 5 MIN READ

Over the last few years as our startup ecosystem has grown, it has become common practice for startups facing financial constraints to ‘offer’ unpaid internship opportunities to more often than not younger aged people. A lot of the time these ‘internships’ are built on the hope that it will lead to a paid job in the company, or at the very least give the incumbent ‘free worker’ some really great exposure on what it is really like to work at a startup.

Profiles

Source Legal Online wants to lower barriers to legal services through a monthly subscription model

- June 23, 2015 2 MIN READ

The legal industry is famous for its traditions and formality and, as a result, doesn’t exactly have a reputation for innovation. Of course, there a handful of legal professionals working in the background trying to change the way things are done. The last few years have seen new firms arise looking to provide people with greater access to legal services than traditional firms, which bill by the hour at prices unaffordable for the majority.

Profiles

Startup BarBooks demonstrates there is value to creating platforms for small niche communities

- June 12, 2015 4 MIN READ

Doing one thing and doing it well – like targeting one specific industry vertical – has worked for many Australian startups. Companies like Safety Culture with its iAuditor product for OH&S personnel is a classic example of this, and now Sydney based startup BarBooks, founded by Joshua Knackstredt and Pouyan Afshar is looking to dominate the accounting software space its own specific niche: barristers.

Insights

Access to justice is a startup issue too

- July 17, 2014 2 MIN READ

Justice is buzzword around community groups at the moment, but it extends beyond them as operators. One of the major issues being talked about at the moment is that startups and entrepreneurs don’t have equal access to justice.

Insights

There is no such thing as a free worker!

- February 8, 2013 5 MIN READ

A common theme with start-ups is the hunt for cheap (read: free) labour – and with a pool of eager-beaver workers (read: students looking for a CV-booster) putting their hand up to work for peanuts, it is very tempting for over-worked founders to get some “interns” to share the load.