News & Analysis

Melbourne community space Level 3 launches B2B pitch nights to help startups secure enterprise customers

- February 11, 2016 2 MIN READ

From the way the startup landscape is often portrayed in the media, what startups covet above all else is funding. That may be true for some, but any investor will likely tell you that the smarter ones are after customers. Customers, however, can often be harder to come by than investors. Melbourne company Versent, which… Read more »


Rackspace Small Teams, Big Impact competition returns this year; startups invited to enter

- August 7, 2014 2 MIN READ

At last year’s Small Teams, Big Impact competition, there was a balanced mix of talent and disaster. Some startups excelled in their pitches, others were cringe-worthy. The Rackspace Small Teams Big Impact competition had everything you would see on X Factor Australia, minus the make-up and overwhelming stench of desperation. It was a competition of ideas. And it’s about to happen all over again.


Clash of egos at pitching events

- February 3, 2014 3 MIN READ

You can always sense a clash of egos at startup pitching competitions – between contestants and judges. It’s no different to, say, the X Factor auditions – except that, at pitching competitions, there’s always at least one loud-mouthed heckler.


The Geepers Challenge invites you to attend the inaugural Finals event!

- December 6, 2013 2 MIN READ

It’s been two months since we invited our readers to take up the Geepers Challenge, and the inaugural competition has almost reached its conclusion. During October, 17 ideas were submitted to Geepers, via the competition website, for new location-based services that could be “powered by Geepers” and introduced to the market in early 2014.


Exclusive Workshop with Mainstream Media

- October 25, 2013 2 MIN READ

In an exclusive event open only to ten startup or innovative small business teams, we have pulled out all the stops and are giving you the opportunity to pitch your newsworthy story to some of Australia’s best journalists and editors.