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…

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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…

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Media-tech, Creative-Tech Meetup – Startup Stories

Startup stories from media-tech startups at different stages The next meetup is at Stone & Chalk, Wednesday 20 April. This is a free event and the subject for this month is: Startup stories from media-tech startups at different stages. http://www.meetup.com/Media-Tech/events/229753850/ The group brings together the media, entertainment, games and creative industries with the technology and startup sectors. The media-tech…

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First lot of startup meetups for 2016 – Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you all know our first meetups of 2016 are about to hit the road! These are the cities we’ll be visiting and the dates we’ll be there: ·         Wednesday 2nd March, 4.30pm-6.30pm – Perth ·         Thursday 3rd March, 4.00pm-6.00pm – Adelaide ·         Friday 11th March, 4.00pm-6.00pm – Brisbane…

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Discounted tickets to Microsoft Australia’s Ignite conference for BizSpark Members

This is something that you guys have asked me about every year and I’m extremely happy to share the news – I’ve finally managed to secure discounted tickets to Microsoft Australia’s Ignite conference for BizSpark members, woohoo! Some of you might be asking, what is the Ignite conference?We’re bringing together the best of all your favourite tech…

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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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Startup Meetups – Countrywide!

We’re hitting the road again – woohoo! 🙂 I’ll add cities here as I confirm them, but to start us off I’ve confirmed: – Sydney, September 3 – http://www.meetup.com/BizSpark-Networking-Australia/events/224153672/ – Melbourne, September 4 – http://www.meetup.com/BizSpark-Networking-Australia/events/224242455/ – Brisbane, September 11 – http://www.meetup.com/BizSpark-Networking-Australia/events/224153597/ – Adelaide, October 15 – http://www.meetup.com/BizSpark-Networking-Australia/events/224552456/ – Canberra, October 22 – http://www.meetup.com/BizSpark-Networking-Australia/events/224552476/ We’ll be having guest…

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Great opportunity – BlueChilli’s expanding in Melbourne!

BlueChilli technology are expanding their operations in Melbourne and have a few limited spaces for you to join them. Get in on this opportunity early as the space in Sydney sold out in two weeks. We are looking for technology-based businesses that would benefit from working alongside other high growth tech startups in a fun…

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Meet Disrupt – "Customizing the world’s sports gear"

Guest post by Gary Elphick, CEO Disrupt Surfing 1. Why are you building this startup? What does it do?  Disrupt began with the founding idea that sporting goods are constructed with a cookie-cutter ‘average’ user in mind. This common view assumes that all sportspeople are identical with the same needs, skill level, fitness and tastes.  This…

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