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The 5th annual Angel Investor Conference to focus on sustainability of investment

Sustainability of investment is the main focus of the 5th Annual National Angel Investor Conference. The Melbourne Angels are inviting entrepreneurs to come, collaborate, hear about the latest industry trends and learn of smart investment oppourtunities.

Regional Aussie company conquers retail with Facebook app

Winkiwoo, the Facebook retail application by Eastmon Online, has taken the world by storm. Launching throughout 10 countries in just 4 weeks, the entrepreneurial team from Regional NSW is on its way to making Winkiwoo a household name.

Experience the latest in Australian entrepreneurship at the 5th annual National Angel Investor Conference

The National Angel Conference 2012 provides an opportunity to meet experienced national and international Angel Investors and entrepreneurs and hear about the latest industry trends and investment opportunities.

“Think big” at Creative Innovation 2011!

Think clever. Think big. That’s the motto of the Creative Innovation 2011’s two day conference in Melbourne. The conference, whose theme is “The challenges and opportunities of a super-connected world,” presents an opportunity for participants to hear renowned speakers and presentations, to take master classes and to attend a Gala dinner.

How to build a solid online presence and learn from the common mistakes business...

Simon Baker was the CEO and Managing Director of realestate.com.au during a period of massive growth for the Australian-listed real-estate company, increasing the organisation's market capitalisation from $8m in June 2001 to over $600m in June 2008. In this Q&A interview with Alex Pirouz, Baker talks about all the various elements required to build a great online presence, what business owners need to look for when hiring agencies to help them with their online strategy, the common mistakes most business owners make and (most importantly) how to avoid them.

Why do head-hunting interviewers ask such strange questions?

We cop a lot of criticism as head hunters and recruitment consultants. Some criticism is justified, some is not. So we thought we’d lift the lid on why we ask the questions we do in an interview to remove some of the mystery, and shine the spotlight on us for once.

The 5 qualities every entrepreneur should have and the No. 1 skill they should...

Robert Kiyosaki is an American investor, businessman, self-help author and motivational speaker, who has written 15 books, with combined sales of over 26 million copies. In this Q&A interview with Alex Pirouz, Mr. Kiyosaki discusses what it takes to be successful in business, the No 1 skill every entrepreneur should learn and the five qualities required by every entrepreneur in order to become successful.

Is contracting an industrial designer the right choice for you?

Think you need to contract an industrial designer for your business? Why would you contract an industrial designer when a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) draftsman is available? With a CAD draftsman, you will save money, get your job drawn up and be ready for production. But, are you really saving, are you getting an “edge?”

Your 5-minute pitch could mean $5,000 at the Sydney MyBiz Expo

Ambitious Australian business owners are being given the opportunity this October to receive fiscal and networking support to help meet their goals – all in a five-minute pitch!

Need funding for your high-tech business? Pitch at Innovation Bay’s Angel Dinner

If your high-tech business needs funding, then the Angel Dinner held on 15 November 2011 is where you need to be. Innovation Bay is calling for 90-second video pitches from businesses that will aim to convince the organisation’s members to award a pitch spot at the dinner.

Submit your nominations now for the 2011 NSW ICT Entrepreneur Awards!

Last year, the Pearcey NSW ICT and Digital Media Entrepreneur awards celebrated much talent, including that of Lars and Jens Rasmussen for the pinnacle award. The awards are back and the committee needs some nominees!

Submit your sustainability-related problem to Deakin University post graduate students

Deakin University is preparing a 5-day intensive workshop for its post graduate students, and if you're an entrepreneur they need your help. Entrepreneurs are invited to submit their sustainability-related problem as a key challenge for a unique workshop. How does it work? A team of students will focus on your challenge while being mentored by professional leaders. They will develop of a solution and present it to a panel of judges who will award cash prizes.

Tech23 winners 2011 revealed

Participants fought for 23 display spots and a total of $150,000 in cash prizes at Tech23 held at The Auditorium at Surry Hills in Sydney last month. Startup companies pitched their innovation ideas to 400 potential investors, mentors, entrepreneurs and more.

Neil Armstrong steps down in Australia

What’s the best way to celebrate the 125th anniversary of CPA Australia? Invite Neil Armstrong to the party! The CPA anniversary comes just after the July 21 anniversary of when Armstrong stepped foot on the moon in 1969.

iLab’s Annual Investment Summit helps entrepreneurs better understand the process of raising capital

Australian startups are increasingly finding it difficult to raise money. The Annual Investment Summit from iLab wants to help out. The summit, held on 25 August 2011, focuses on growing business by raising angel or VC funding.

Hurry to the 2011 Singularity Summit for an “intelligence explosion”

Want to have a glance at what tomorrow’s technology looks like? Here’s your chance. As a part of National Science Week, the “Singularity Summit” is a gathering in Melbourne of leading scientists, inventors and philosophers where the upcoming “intelligence explosion” (as they have penned it) will be discussed. Does it include robots? Yes it does.

Do you have an early stage startup? Apply now for AngelCube Startup Accelerator!

AngelCube Startup Accelerator wants to help your startup company get on its feet. Anthill introduced AngelCube and its mission a couple of weeks ago. Now, applications to join the program are open, and startup companies are invited to apply before 30 August 2011.

Worship and the marketplace come together in Sydney for Cre8 Business Leaders Conference

Cre8 Business Leaders Conference partners with local churches to host two days of seminars and resources for creating successful business according to the purpose of one’s faith.

The Global Acceleration Program invites innovative companies to an Acceleration Workshop in China

Pyksis and ANZA Technology Network recently partnered to create a program inviting companies considering Chinese export markets to bring their genius ideas to the table. The Global Acceleration Program (GAP) is a new program that aims to accelerate North American and Chinese market access for Victorian companies. Interested? Up to five positions can be filled per cohort, with one going to the USA and one to China.

Digital content competition MEGA Pitch Day announces its winners; Odd Games wins big

Digital content organization, MEGA, has announced the winners of their recent Pitch Day competition for smartphone app ideas.

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