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. …

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How Can Your Startup Benefit From the $20,000 Business Tax Break?

Guest post by Rob Chaloner, Founder and Managing Director of Stratton. Rob is passionate about developing smarter ways to buy and finance cars. With stratton, he’s working to help Australian buyers disrupt the traditional car buying, financing, and insurance markets through smarter products and online services. New and early stage startups are the types of businesses that…

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BizSpark Speakers Series: Noel Verma (PwC) R&D and Government Grants

You are invited to join the first Microsoft BizSpark evening for startups, small & medium business (and those interested) in Adelaide. Noel Verma, Senior Manager at PwC will be joining us to discuss the range of funding options available to startups in Australia. This includes things such as the refundable R&D tax credits and other…

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How to scale effectively

Guest post by Colette Grgic from BlueChilli   So you want to grow… If you’ve resolved that 2015 is your year to grow your business, then you’re probably brainstorming like crazy now to find the best ways to do that. More marketing spend? A focus on referrals? Partnerships? Whether you should grow your business to…

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Get involved in Startup Muster 2015 – submissions close in two weeks!

Startup Muster is the largest survey of the Australian startup ecosystem, and aims to raise awareness for government, investors and media. The first report has revealed a lot of surprises about the industry, and we’ll be working hard to gather more data this year to provide deeper insights, and track progress in the industry over time….

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How to fund your first Startup – the 5 B’s

Guest post by Colette Grgic from BlueChilli   You’ll never forget your first. There’s something really magical about your first startup. It’s like your first love. Your first heartbreak. It’s tough, but it’s got to be done. Once you’ve committed to take action and work on your own thing, one obstacle that trips founders up…

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Open Innovation events in NSW and QLD

Source: http://openinnovation.com.au/   Open Innovation brings together industry experts and the startup and developer communities to create solutions to problems worth solving Large corporations and government organisations want to innovate but don’t often get the opportunity to engage with innovators in a meaningful way. This is your chance to get in front of the right…

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QLD Government startup initiative for not for profits

Source: http://www.qld.gov.au/dsitia/initiatives/startup-qld/   Startup Queensland Startup Queensland funding will help build capability within the Queensland startup community, by delivering practical information, advice and networking opportunities, collaboration, connectivity, and transformational entrepreneurship. You can apply if your activity: is conducted on a not-for-profit basis will have a broad impact on the Queensland startup community focuses on building entrepreneurial…

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Brisbane Startup Meetup + Queensland MIC SCRUM are joining

As most of you would know, we’ve got startup networking drinks at the Queensland Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) next Friday afternoon from 5.30pm – http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bizspark_au/archive/2014/09/24/more-meetups-coming-your-way.aspx But things just got even better, the MIC will be holding their SCRUM at the same time! Shakeel Yusuf, the Senior Manager for R&D Incentives for PWC,  will be joining the combined MIC Scrum/Startup…

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Applications open soon for $18 million Australian Small Business Advisory Services programme (FED)

Below is a media release from THE HON BRUCE BILLSON MP, Minister for Small Business, Federal Member for Dunkley that was released yesterday about a Government program that provides small business advisory services to small businesses and startups. Applications open soon for $18 million Australian Small Business Advisory Services programme A new funding round will soon…

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