Profiles

Digital startups facing uphill battle in Australia?

- October 31, 2013 4 MIN READ

Many prominent figures in the startup space believe Australia is having its own Silicon Valley moment. We’re seeing more and more entrepreneurs experimenting with technology and launching startups. But it’s not all sunny on the horizon. Can Australia compete on the global stage?

Brains Trust

Asia presents many opportunities for Aussie Startups

- May 17, 2013 3 MIN READ

There has always been hype around Silicon Valley – it’s warranted of course, San Fran has birthed many amazing startups and founders in it’s time. But being smack bang in the Asia Pac region, should Aussie Startups be looking closer to home for a mass market to explore?

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CommBank Women in Focus & their Silicon Valley Trip

- March 12, 2013 2 MIN READ

Multi-award winning business woman Yvette Adams, has been selected as one of ten women across Australia to go on the ‘trip of a lifetime’ to the tech capital of the world – Silicon Valley in California, USA. Her company, The Creative Collective, which is based out of Maroochydore, is a leading digital media and training agency servicing clients around Australia which she founded in 2007 from home after the birth of her second child.

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AlwaysOn Kickstarts Aussie Startup Growth

- March 4, 2013 3 MIN READ

Connecting Australia’s innovation community to investors and influencers, Silicon Valley’s leading startup network AlwaysOn is pleased to announce the first addition of AO Australia to its 2013 world tour in Sydney at Doltone House on April 11 and 12. AlwaysOn’s goal is simple—to help innovative companies accelerate the pace at which they connect with top investors, partners and customers in the Global Silicon Valley. A trade mission that will see leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurs come to Australia to meet with local businesses will also support the event.

Profiles

10 startup scenes in 20 days … the Recap

- February 25, 2013 1 MIN READ

Over the past 9 weeks our Blogger Simon Walker has shared with us his 20 day adventure in which he looked at the startup scene of 10 US cities, the final episode airs this week on shoestring.com.au – so let’s have a look back over the past 9 weeks at the previous episodes.

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WIN a Trip to Silicon Valley!!

- December 18, 2012 1 MIN READ

Enter for a chance to win a trip to San Francisco to experience life at the heart of the world’s best technology companies for a week. First we will put you through a full scholarship of our Front-end Web development course and then fly you over to the valley to hang out with the tech and design teams at Google, Twitter and Uber.

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Introducing Airtime, Sean Parkers new Startup

- July 18, 2012 1 MIN READ

Sometimes you just need a hilarious KickArse video to explain what a product does, it worked wonders for Dollar Shave Club and this one for Sean Parkers new venture Airtime is just as educationally hilarious on covering the product. He is selling us the best Internet you have ever had. I joined last night and I have to say it’s pretty cool – once you join, it’s as simple as choosing particular friends you may want to chat with or you can select people via their interests.

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The Valley Girl talks to Dropbox

- July 6, 2012 1 MIN READ

If you are ever looking for a different style of interview with THE BIGGEST names in Silicon Valley – You can’t go past Jesse Draper aka the Valley Girl and her Internet TV Show. She really is a gifted individual bringing the right balance of humour, light heartedness and hard hitting technical questions.