The top 10 most popular startup news articles for 2017

By all reports, 2017 has been a hell of a year for Australian startups. We’ve seen more money flow into the sector than ever before, startups winning big in local and international competitions, and thousands of new ventures race out of the starting blocks to build and disrupt. At StartupSmart, we’ve endeavoured to cover all […]

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Bitcoin may be reaching new heights, but the ASX shows how the blockchain is reinventing business

By Jason Potts, RMIT University Bitcoin may be the most famous example of a blockchain in use, but it is actually a rather unimaginative way to use it. The blockchain is finally starting to fulfil its promise as a game-changing technology, a kind of infrastructure for record-keeping. To facilitate movement of value (such as money) […]

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Meet the eight new SheStarts startups primed to create a huge social impact

Ten emerging founders from eight startups have been selected for the opportunity to take part in round two of BlueChilli’s impressive SheStarts accelerator program. The program, which launched in 2016, works to boost and support female-led tech businesses in Australia and create new opportunities for growth. All of the founders selected to take part will […]

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Australian tech startups stand to lose out in proposed copyright reforms

The Australian government quietly introduced the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 to the Senate on Wednesday. If enacted, the bill will extend the scope of Australia’s copyright safe harbours – very slightly. Safe harbours protect internet hosts and platform providers from monetary liability for copyright-infringing content posted or shared by their users. For example, […]

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Amazon Australia launch: Startups poised to win from growing demand for retail, logistics tech

Unless your home is round and rock-shaped, you’ve probably heard that online retail giant-monolith-destroyer-of-worlds Amazon has finally touched down in Australia, officially launching its local offering yesterday. And while members of the small business and retail community have been bracing for the company’s arrival for months, many in the startup space are likely looking on with […]

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“Revenue is your lifeblood”: Four ways Freelancer’s Matt Barrie says startup founders can get into the “growth mindset”

Cancel that capital raise and hold that hackathon, because according to Freelancer founder Matt Barrie, the only thing that matters in a startup is growing revenue. Speaking at the 2017 StartCon conference in Sydney last Friday, Barrie addressed attendees and discussed the “growth mindset”, providing a number of tips for startups on how they can […]

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Beware this LinkedIn scam trying to get Dropbox logins … Quiksilver considers Billabong … Australia’s huge Christmas party bills revealed

The chief executive of cyber security firm MailGuard has issued a warning to LinkedIn users after noticing a scam hit his own account this week. Describing the scam in this post, Craig McDonald says it takes the form of a private LinkedIn message purporting to be a genuine connection on the platform. The message directs […]

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