A Night to Remember

It doesn’t always happen but sometimes there is an event that really sticks with you. You leave the room feeling stronger, smarter and ready to take action. The SPARK Deakin Female Founders night was one of those events.  

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This Company Makes It Possible To Volunteer Remotely

Vollie, a start-up birthed from the city of Melbourne and one of SPARK Deakin’s Accelerator winners, has recognised these excuses, and has devised a way to make volunteering easier and more aligned to the future of work, particularly for the 16-34 market. At present, there are 130 NFPs registered on the platform, alongside thousands of volunteers in all areas from accounting to digital marketing.

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6 Tips For Becoming A Freelancer From Someone Who’s Done It

Lots of people imagine freelancers as being perfectly organised people that roll out of bed (at an hour that suits them) onto a pile of strictly organised files, and a laptop with emails full of opportunities. The truth is, the struggle is real and when you’re starting out it can feel like a constant uphill battle with no one to cling to for support.

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What it takes to be an entrepreneur [Video]

Successful entrepreneur Troy Townsend didn’t expect to end up running a huge business when he was completing his Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University in Geelong. All he wanted was a broad degree that would give him a range of options for life after university. That decision has paid off. He’s co-founded the marketing technology business Tiger Pistol.

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Snapchat Raised $1.8B In A Series F Round

Earlier this week, we reported that the messaging app startup Snapchat was raising more money. Now we have more updates for you.

An SEC filing has been made today with information about Snapchat’s latest Series F round, in which it has raised $1.8 billion. Separately, we’ve also obtained a leaked pitch deck, revealing Snapchat’s revenue and forecasts.

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A Beginner's Guide: How To Get Your Startup Funded in Australia

So, you've got a startup idea. If it's not "Uber for laundry," congratulations, you've taken an important first step. The next hurdle is to find money, and unfortunately, it's going to be complicated.

Angel rounds, Series A, bootstrapping — a lot of funding jargon gets thrown around with little specificity and the fresh-faced Australian startup scene is particularly guilty of this.

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