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  • Blog Post: 5 common startup mistakes that you can easily avoid!

    Guest post by Catherine Eibner, Chief Startup advisor, BlueChilli When putting together the #99toLaunch startup course content it was a great reminder to me that there are some really simple and seemingly obvious things that new founders always seem to forget, miss or just plain ignore! I thought...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Innovation Centre Startup CTO Summit

    If you are working as a CTO of your startup, come learn from our speakers as well as your peers at the Microsoft Innovation Centre Startup CTO Summit. At this two hour event, you will get a chance to hear from Scott Bowden and Michael Corbo, from our Microsoft Adelaide team, followed by a networking...
  • Blog Post: One Million by One Million, A Framework For The Next Rev Of Capitalism

    Guest post by Sramana Mitra Founder of the 1M/1M global virtual incubator . I have been a serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley since the mid-nineties, and have experienced multiple booms and busts through the years. I have also thought deeply about the dysfunctions in capitalism, and today, I am...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: More meetups coming your way!

    Hey everyone, We're at it again, woot! :) Here's a list of our upcoming meetups: Melbourne 8th October - Queens Collective 6.30pm to 8.30pm Sydney 17th October - BlueChilli 5pm to 7pm Brisbane 31st October - Queensland MIC 5.30pm to 7.30pm Perth 13th November - SpaceCubed 4.30pm...
  • Blog Post: Getting the most out of Azure in your MSDN subscription

    It’s come to our attention that a lot of people who have access to some awesome Azure benefits through their MSDN subscription don’t really know what those benefits are or how to really use them. So, this post is basically dedicated to going through 4 pretty fundamental things we think every...
  • Blog Post: Tech23 2014 applications are now open

    The sixth annual Tech23 event is happening in Sydney on Thursday 23rd October, 2014. Whether you are leading, investing in, a customer of, or partnering with an Australian tech company with lots of potential, please ensure they apply to be one of this year's Tech23. Tech23 will spotlight 23 young Australian...
  • Blog Post: 9 Great Marketing Ideas For Startups

    Guest post from Damian Wolf, Brisbane area associate of Cubic Promote . Most entrepreneurs are convinced that all they need for a successful running of their startup is some blogging about special offers, a Twitter account and a flashy looking brochure. First, why would anyone care for your brand...
  • Blog Post: Keep up to date with Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Microsoft Virtual Academy has thousands of courses on various technologies, at various skill levels and in various different forms – Live Events, Videos, PowerPoints, PDFs, etc. Here’s a link to some of the most popular courses right now: Windows Azure Security Overview C# Fundamentals...
  • Blog Post: Check out Xtrood.com.au, an online data workflow system to better manage your customers

    A BizSpark Start-up that's delivering Software as a Service, Xtrood.com.au Why are you building this Startup? What does it do? The concept of Xtrood.com.au came from working in the credit industry for a number of years, working with automatic credit assessment. Time was spent designing web screens...
  • Blog Post: The importance of Design Thinking : Interview with Doug Solomon of IDEO

    I was fortunate enough to attend the Global Entrepreneur Acceleration Program (GEAP) in Bilbao Spain a few months ago and one of the most amazing things that came out of the event was the calibre of the mentors that were brought in to talk to the participants. Doug Solomon gave a session on the importance...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Tips from a new Independent Game Development Studio Convict Interactive

    What is Convict Interactive? Convict Interactive is an Independent Game Development Studio based in Wollongong, Australia. Each full-time member is either a current student or ex-student of the University of Wollongong (UoW). We are all very passionate about creating video games that concentrate on high...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post by Geoff McQueen: Why Freemium Fails for Business Sales

    Geoff McQueen is an Aussie Entrepreneur who recently made the shift to San Francisco to base his Startup AffinityLive, a startup that solves the problem of managing work for service-based companies. Affinity Live just got featured in TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2012/02/29/affinitylive-debuts-to...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: The Ups & Downs of Mixing Motherhood With the Start Up Life

    Today I am honoured to have a guest post that s a little bit different. It’s from a female non technical founder, who shares her experiences as a “Mumpreneur” as she worked towards launching her Business Art Buds. I met Anna when I presented at the Social Media Women event last year, and am particularly...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Inside a startup

    Jason Cartwright, the founder of BizSpark startup Contructiv has written this post (also listed on his blog ) about some of the lessons he has learnt with the first year of starting his business Contructiv. Thanks Jason for sharing the good the bad & the ugly of this first 12 months! The idea Just...
  • Blog Post: Got the tools, Got the idea, just looking for Funding? Why not let the Australian Government Help!

    BizSpark is a great program to get you access to the tools to build you application – but what if you need to get extra funding to take it to the next level? The great news is that its not just Microsoft that sees the potential in this space. The Australian Government also sees great opportunities in...
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