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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Tech Industry Salaries The Steadiest In 12 Months, According to Latest Stats From Gooroo

    Melbourne (Australia) 14 December 2015 – In the past month, tech professionals in Australia, the US and UK have seen the steadiest rates of salary and demand overall for the past year, varying by less than 0.3% from October. While Australia saw average salaries for mobile related positions fall...
  • Blog Post: 6 Employment tips for Startups

    Guest post by Alex Tanglao, Legal Analyst, LawPath As a startup, hiring your first employees in an exciting milestone for any founder. It is the cornerstone to growth and development. Taking on new employees is a very stressful and tentative time for any founder. After all, the first few employees...
  • Blog Post: LEAPIN Digital Keys awarded EU Funding

    18/11/2015: The European Commission has awarded start-up LEAPIN Digital Keys funding in the first phase of their prestigious Horizon 2020 SME Instrument program to explore the feasibility of rolling out its digital key/smartlock technology in hotels across Europe. Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument...
  • Blog Post: Australian Tech Jobs On The Rise While USA Faces Continued Decline, According To Latest Gooroo Stats

    Melbourne (Australia) 10 November 2015 – Australian tech jobs are seeing the highest average advertised salaries since March while the USA sees further declines, the October statistics from tech job analysts Gooroo reveal. In the three months to October 2015, the average advertised salary of...
  • Blog Post: Meet groupPOP and find out how you can find new friends in your local area

    Guest post by Dom, Founder Forte Code Pty Ltd https://www.grouppop.com GroupPOP is a new mobile application for iPhone and Android that uses the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. GroupPOP is a place to chat with local people who have like-minded interests. Start chatting and making new friends...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Gooroo statistics show Australian tech jobs steady as US and UK

    Melbourne (Australia) 8 October 2015 – Analysis of Australia’s advertised tech positions shows salaries have remained steady over the past six months, with September recording a 1.2% increase to average $102,237 AUD, according to the latest statistics from Gooroo. While Australia is seeing...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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!
  • Blog Post: Demand for software developers continues as infrastructure loses more ground, according to latest Gooroo data

    Melbourne (Australia) 10 September 2015 – Software developers are on a roll with continued high demand in August while infrastructure continues on a downward trajectory, according to the latest data from tech job marketplace experts Gooroo . Following the same pattern as the previous two months...
  • Blog Post: 5 Things Startups Need to Know About the Changes to Employee Share Option Plans (ESOP)

    Guest post by Tom Willis, Digital Marketing Manager, LawPath In a move that is being heralded as a win for the startup community, especially early stage startups, the Australian government have made significant changes to the way ESOPs are taxed. Effective from July 1 2015, employees who are offered...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Gooroo reveals IT job market stable as more jobs move to Cloud

    Melbourne (Australia) 6 August 2015 – The projected stabilisation of Australia’s IT job market has come to fruition, according to the latest stats from tech career marketplace Gooroo . The new financial year saw an increase in job postings of 7.7% in the month of July, mirroring the pattern...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: End of financial year also sees end of decline in IT job market, Gooroo stats reveal.

    Melbourne (Australia) 9 July, 2015 – Tech career marketplace Gooroo , has released its June tech career and salary trend data and reveals a better end to the second half of the financial year than anticipated. A downward trend in average salaries and demand for Australia’s tech talent...
  • Blog Post: Special Offer - 2nd International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps

    The organisers of the International Conference on Predictive APIs and Apps are giving away 2 free tickets to BizSpark members and also some discounted tickets! Simply fill out the form and 2 winners will be randomly selected on the 1st of July. All of those who don't have a chance to win a free ticket...
  • Blog Post: Meet strategik - the Office 365 experts

    Guest post by Dr Adrian Colquhoun, Founder strategik WHY ARE YOU BUILDING THIS STARTUP? WHAT DOES IT DO? Strategik are passionate about building information management solutions for the enterprise. We have two streams to our business, an Office 365 “Experts on Demand” service that...
  • Blog Post: Telstra launches their new public SMS API

    Hey everyone, Earlier this week our friends at Telstra released their new public SMS API to ALL developers! You can register at the API Developer portal . Please use the event code ' BIZSPARK' when registering. You can find more info on the program and the journey they've taken so far here ...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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