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.Read More
A booming skincare start-up created by two Deakin graduates is the latest success story from the University’s entrepreneurial accelerator program, which pits student teams with bright ideas against each other in a scenario reminiscent of television program ‘Shark Tank’.Read More
World-leading IT expert, Professor Svetha Venkatesh, is using pattern recognition and machine learning to explore frontiers in medicine, materials, mental health and many other sectors.Read More
Starting a business is hard work, but it is not as complex as you might think. You just need to know which steps to take so you can figure out if your idea is a good one, which is crucial to getting started.Read More
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.Read More
Entrepreneurship is about providing a solution to a problem and bringing people and resources together to make that change. But how do you find the right idea to focus on?Read More
Digital content is one of the most consumed “goods” in the online marketplace. However, buyers and sellers still can’t seem to agree on a fair price for these goods.Consumers realize that, regardless of the platform, content is valuable and there are costs involved.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Social enterprises all over the world are turning the tables on the traditional business model and putting community needs ahead of financial gain. Thankyou is a social enterprise that was founded in Melbourne in 2008. It sells bottled water, food and body care products, and uses the profits to support international community development projects.Read More
Breezing around photographic studios, positioning herself under warm lights and staring down the barrel of a camera comes naturally to 26-year-old Jess Holsman, but an on-screen career wasn’t part of the agenda when she was completing her Graduate Diploma of Psychology.Read More
The Crossroads report is commissioned by StartupAUS on behalf of the national tech startup community. It sets out an action plan for growth and maturation of the Australian startup ecosystem, identifying key policy areas that require government intervention and recommending specific actions that should be taken to accelerate the growth of the tech sector.Read More
Lying on a sick bed in a specialist hospital in Jeddah, my dad asked my mom to come closer. “I’ll leave this world soon,” he told her. “Go back home with the kids. Your family will take care of you.”Read More