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Startup Grind comes to Melbourne

- January 9, 2013 3 MIN READ

Startup Grind, the community of founders, entrepreneurs and ‘wantrapraneurs’, was established in February 2010 in Silicon Valley, by Derek Andersen of RedCommand and TechCrunch fame. The Grind has since expanded rapidly and now has 36 chapters ranging from places such as LA, New York and London to Budapest, Guangzhou, Tel Aviv and most recently, Melbourne.

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Startup Profile: Adioso

- January 7, 2013 3 MIN READ

We’ve all been there. You come up with a seemingly awesome idea but after going through the motions in your head you refuse to pursue it further. You call dealbreaker. For some reason or another, you felt that the idea would not be worth the time, effort or money involved and would probably not scale.


New Startup: Swappa

- November 14, 2012 2 MIN READ

Whilst the group buying and daily deals markets are not as strong as they used be [all round, still some particular companies going very strong because they have strong sustainable business models] one new Aussie company is looking to capitalise on a huge problem within this space. Unused daily deals.


Melbourne Startup rethinks the Online Dating Game!

- October 9, 2012 2 MIN READ

Dating is fun, and finding a date should be too. But most dating sites feel more like work than play. People go onto these sites looking for a connection, yet find the process to be more like job hunting. Profiles are like resumes, messages like cover letters. Girls get inundated, and guys ignored. It works, but it’s a chore.


Event: Startup Grind Melbourne

- September 7, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

Welcome to Official Launch of Startup Grind in Melbourne with special guest Brent Chandler CEO and Founder of Zwift. #3 on The Next Web’s list of Australian Startups to keep an eye on. Zwift has increased sales 800% over the last six months with its innovative suite of online ordering systems and marketing solutions for the hospitality industry.


Event: Controlling Your Sex, Money and Power

- August 16, 2012 2 MIN READ

Over the last 23 years, Image Group International has provided a range of services with in-house workshops, public seminars and confidential one-on-one coaching sessions to the Who’s Who of the business, political, sport and entertainment world. They are Australia’s leading personal brand image advisory and coaching organisation that supports individuals and organisations to grow and monetise their personal and corporate brand in order to maximise their business, career and personal success.


Two Melbourne Blokes, Stake it all on Facebook… and Footy

- August 2, 2012 2 MIN READ

Two young Melbourne tech entrepreneurs have tapped into one of the most potentially valuable markets in the online world – all because of their love of footy. Charles Noble and Bao-Minh Tran-Vo, both 27, are the creators of BigFooty Coach – the first AFL game to be available on Facebook



- July 10, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

I recently got the chance to go along to the AusMumpreneur event held here in Melbourne, hosted by Connect2Mums. The Connect2Mums community is growing daily across the country, as is the support they are able to provide to mothers thinking about taking the plunge and starting their own business. I was able to catchup after… Read more »


Startup Weekend Melbourne

- July 4, 2012 2 MIN READ

Hey guys! I had the great privilege of attending and reporting the recent Startup Weekend event here in Melbourne down at York Butter Factory and I wanted to share with you a small summary of those crazy 54 hours… Startup Weekend focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of… Read more »


AngelCube Melbourne

- June 24, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

On a mind-numbingly cold Friday morning, we headed down to one of Melbourne’s hottest co-working spaces Inspire9 in Richmond to have a chat to the all of the Angel Cube crew. Every friday morning the teams practise and refine their pitches – during which we were lucky enough to sit in, watch and ask questions.… Read more »


Launch48 Melbourne

- June 6, 2012 2 MIN READ

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Launch48 program held at York Butter Factory here in Melbourne. The aim of Launch48 is to bring together participants from different backgrounds and levels of experience in the web industry to think/plan/develop and launch one or multiple web apps in one weekend. This is an… Read more »