Why Startups Mustn’t Ignore HR

Guest post by James Burbank, editor in chief at BizzMarkBlog When one first starts considering the combination of startups and HR, it feels a bit off. On one side, you have these agile, tiny companies where there is very little hierarchy and structure and on the other, you have this crusty old practice where boring…


If you missed it… the BizSpark Australia legal webinar is live on Channel 9

If you missed the BizSpark Australia legal webinar last week, you can now tune in on-demand on Channel9. We also captured all the questions asked in the live Q&A and Daniel Szekely, Associate at Clamenz Lawyers, has answered them for you. Why should you have a shareholder agreement? “A shareholder agreement will often be 50+…


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…


LEAPIN Digital Keys launches new line of smartlocks for Airbnb’s and new online store

LEAPIN Digital Keys, an Australian born start-up with offices in UK and USA, today announced the official launch of its new line of digital keys smartlocks and online store, with a focus on Airbnb’s. The smartlocks enable Airbnb hosts to securely and easily manage access to their properties anytime, anywhere. Hosts can use software and…


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….


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…


Nominate for the AIIA iAwards today and be part of the premier awards program for Innovation within Australia’s Digital Economy.

Innovation is now on the top of the national agenda. The recent $1 billion ministerial innovation vision gives the digital ecosystem the opportunity to re-energise itself. The iAwards provide a gateway for technological innovators to play a major role in making Australia a global innovation leader. Hosted by the AIIA, the iAwards encourages nominations from…


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…


Gooroo & Microsoft join forces in global alliance

Melbourne (Australia) 10 February 2016 – In January Australian tech startup Gooroo (www.gooroo.io) secured Microsoft Corporation as a partner, announcing a global alliance that has already started to see the international Microsoft’s Certified Professional (MCP) community take advantage of the platform’s innovative career planning and intelligent job matching tools. Gooroo launched in early 2015 and…