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Do you know an Australian innovation worthy of recognition? [Nominate for the SMART100, 2014]
Anthill’s ‘SMART 100′ Index was developed six years ago to identify and rank Australia’s 100 most innovative products, proving to be one of the...
Are you an aspiring author? Meet Publishizer. It’s kind of like Kickstarter for books....
Writing a book is hard. Really, really hard. First, you have to be creative enough to come up with something worth writing about (and more...
Anthill’s Smart 100: Readers’ Choice Awards (2013)
They embody the passions of earnest inventors and the dreams of budding business builders. They are the products of industries both old and new,...
You can sing but you don’t have a label. Who said you can’t get...
THP is now considered the independent and emerging artists’ viable alternative to world-wide music sharing platform Spotify. It is carving its own path and in doing so allowing for the first time, never-heard-before artists of all genres to carve their own paths too, and expose their music to the listening public and commercial buyers. Club bands and solo artists too can promote their music there to get gigs.
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Think Silicon Valley, mate
Australian entrepreneurs with ambition need to add Silicon Valley to their horizons. The outlook is necessary to comprehend the sheer size of global markets, and to opens one’s mind to opportunities.
Can Richard Branson solve the problem with the ‘war on drugs’? [VIDEO]
The 'war on drugs' has been raging and raging for almost all of my lifetime. And, frankly, I feel old. So, for this 'war' to...
Looking for your perfect tech developer? [VIDEO]
Developers are in high demand in any startup community. Without them, the great digital idea that you have remains just that, an idea. So, companies go to great lengths to find technology gurus.
How Instagram has ruined almost everything [VIDEO]
Where do I start? How about, it includes two things that I really don't have much time for: Instagram photos and Nickelback. Yes, that about covers it.
Easing kids into financial literacy and entrepreneurship
Kids at Switch seeks to not only foster financial literacy in students, but to do so in a way that taps their passions and sense of play into a sense of unshakeable purpose. The concept is inspired by the disparate influences of highly successful investors such as Robert Kiyosaki and Warren Buffett, and innovative educationists such as Sir Ken Robinson, besides Finland’s education system.
Click Frenzy: Was it really a bomb? Or just a sympton of Australia’s fear...
The Australian culture is unforgiving to start-ups, unless it all goes ‘perfectly’. What I love about the approach from Click Frenzy is its refusal to accept the proposition that the event was a failure. In fact, the company was a victim of its own success - there were too many customers.
How does the Australian startup scene compare to Silicon Valley? Report reveals how we...
While that may sound a little disheartening, bear this in mind. If you're in Silicon Valley you've got an 8% chance, or a 6.7% chance if you're in Silicon Alley (New York). But how is the Australian startup ecosystem compared to the rest of the world, and, of course, Silicon Valley?
Awesome sauce alert: Startup Weekend Adelaide & Brisbane is shaping up for greatness
The next Startup Weekend event is happening 16-18 November 2012 in Adelaide. The event will host developers, business personnel and legal experts who will work collaboratively to try and hammer out a new idea over the weekend, with a focus on bringing to bear a new startup. The event is nearly all filled-up, but those of us watching from the side-lines have a whole lot to look forward to. Participants will arrive Friday afternoon and start networking. After dinner and a small round of pep talks, the “Pitchfire” will begin.
Five things the government can do to help Australian startups
We're not asking for a revolution, but there are some really simple things that the government could do to rock the world of startups and entrepreneurs. These five simple things would make a world of difference.
Do you call yourself an entrepreneur? Then, this video is for you [VIDEO]
Is anyone who says they are an entrepreneur a little insane? Probably. Not that there's anything wrong with that. This video brings together an array of entrepreneurs talking about their fears, failures and biggest insights.
Why even big businesses should be lean start ups [VIDEO]
Every business, even big businesses, should be thinking lean when it comes to getting a new idea off the ground. There are two ways to do anything. The smart way, and the hard way. Guess which way is the lean way?
Even the genius of San Francisco tech companies can’t solve the hipster problem [VIDEO]
Oh great. This is just what we need. San Fransisco is about to become even smarter. Some of the greatest tech companies, and the minds behind them, are joining forces to solve the problems of the city itself.
MiniMoh mums on a mission to help other mums grow their small businesses
“We aim to connect designers, entrepreneurs and retailers directly with targeted consumers, providing both the retailers and the customers with a safe, convenient way to shop, all in one place,” says Stahmer, “It’s perfect for busy mums.”
Reverse your thinking; you may be surprised at what you discover [VIDEO]
Sometimes, it's easy to only see the bad stuff, and gloss over the good stuff. But, sometimes, it's just taking a different view of the bad stuff, that opens up a new way of thinking.
How LeapFrog Retail is putting some ‘Moneyball” into the retail game
The launch of LeapFrog Retail comes after noticing a gap in the market and eight years of meticulous research, development and testing. Making the right decision requires the right information and LeapFrog Retail is making this possible with a scientific approach that reveals vital new insights for retailers to unlock their hidden sales, profit potential and productivity.