5 Things Businesses can Learn from a Startup Culture

Guest post by Lachlan McKnight, CEO of LegalVision Startups are synonymous with technology, rapid growth and disruption of traditional industries. Unsurprisingly, big businesses are seeing the benefits of startup culture including open plan offices, flexible work arrangements and autonomy over individual projects. In a recent Turnstone survey of 515 companies, 90 percent identified company culture…


7 Things We Learned in a Startup Accelerator

Guest post by Andrea Martins, Co-Founder GreenSocks Six months ago, Richard Eastes and I were working hard in our Uber-for-lawn-mowing startup GreenSocks when we got news that we were one of five teams accepted into Brisbane’s inaugural muru-D/River City Labs startup accelerator program. We were thrilled at the $20,000 cash injection and stoked that the…


Meet DesktopSimple – App delivery as-a-service that just makes sense

Guest post by Timothy Mukaibo – Founder DesktopSimple It’s been said that some of the best startups and technologies are invented by a founder wishing to solve their own problem; “necessity being the mother of innovation”, and all that. A few years ago I was a technical consultant on various large-scale Windows desktop migration projects….


Meet Process PA – Support that is always available. Simple, quick, compliant running of your P&C or P&F.

Guest post by Matthew Rowan, CEO and founder of ProcessPa 1. Why are you building this startup? What does it do?I am building this startup because there needs to be an easier way for volunteer organisations to manage documents, governance and their volunteer workforces tasks. Currently there is no online platform dedicated to the specific…


Meet GreenSocks – The easiest way to get your lawn mowed

Guest post by Andrea Martins, Co-Founder GreenSocks 1. What is GreenSocks? GreenSocks is a two-sided marketplace for lawn care services. On the customer side, we save mowing customers the hassle of finding and managing someone to mow their lawn. On the provider side, we find guaranteed jobs for mowing guys and we save them the expense…


New program helping manufacturers capture business value from big data

News Release, Wednesday September 23, 2015, Government of South Australia The State Government has launched a $240,000 program to encourage local companies to explore opportunities for using ‘big data’ to improve productivity, competitiveness, and profitability.  The Big Data Connect Program will be delivered over a twelve-month period by the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre. …


Free Office 365 Developer Camps in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne

Learn how to build apps using standard web technologies that extend the familiar Office and Office 365 experience and potentially sell them to over 1 billion Office users in 147 international markets.  At this DevCamp, you will learn the concepts of the new Office 365 API model and go deep into building out an end-to-end…


Discounted SydStart tickets for BizSpark members

BizSpark is sponsoring SydStart this year and that means discounted tickets for our members! If you’re interested in taking advantage of the 25% off discount, send me an email at BizSpark_AU@microsoft.com with your registered BizSpark email and we’ll reply with the discount code! Too easy!


Microsoft Azure Cloud Essentials DevCamps – Australia wide

At these DevCamps you will learn how to use the new Microsoft Azure features and services including Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines, Websites, and Visual Studio 2013 to build and move a variety of apps to the cloud. You will see how to build web sites, mobile applications, and enterprise-class applications. The Microsoft Azure DevCamps are a…