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SydStart 2014 finalists announced

by 5 days ago.

This year, over 220 people expressed interest in pitching at SydStart 2014. Eighty semi-finalists were chosen from that pool – each of whom have ventures focusing on scalable, productised web and mobile technology, as well as tech startups that are in big markets. The finalists took part in four rounds of screening at the ASX, and each semi-finalist was scored by multiple judges according to five judging criteria. The top 10 were chosen to pitch on the main stage.

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Can Kindy take on Fairfax in the unforgiving childcare technology sector?

by 5 days ago.

The last 24 months has seen a number of childcare-focused tech applications enter the Australian market. It’s not a very forgiving space. The big question we need to ask is, ‘do parents actually care enough to use these solutions?’ If the answer to that is yes, then the follow up is certainly ‘will they pay for it?’

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10 entrepreneurs creating next generation hardware products

by 6 days ago.

In 2012, Zach Kitschke (now head of comms at Canva) penned a great article on the From Little Things blog called THE HARDWARE RENAISSANCE: IS IT HITTING AUSSIE SHORES? – in the past two years, I would say it’s safe to say that statement was pretty true and that we have some brilliant entrepreneurs in this country conceptualising and building some of the most amazing hardware products the world has ever seen.

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