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Startmate’s Trump Card: A dream package for wannabe entrepreneurs!

The Sydney company plans to pick 3-4 developers and designers for a five-month program with a lot of goodies thrown in. Each of the successful entrant will receive a $50,000 investment, mentorship from more than 25 successful founders, legal advice and a two-month trip to Silicon Valley. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be offered the additional opportunity to pitch to early-stage investors at two demo days – one in Sydney and another in Silicon Valley.

New accelerator gives the keys to success to five Aussie startups

Ignition Labs, an ATP Innovations-backed clean technology accelerator, is giving a much-needed jumpstart to some of Australia’s newest, cleanest startups. The five teams chosen will join the 50 companies and over 300 staffers already in the ATP Innovations incubator. Each team accepted to the accelerator will be given three months to build a business plan, validate technology, and produce a working prototype. Did I mention that each startup accepted into the program is given $25,000 in seed capital?

Tapit’s super-speedy seed funding round

Our guess is there’s a whole lot of ‘Booyah!’ heard in the vicinity of Tapit Media’s Sydney offices right about now. The start-up, which specialises in new Near Field Communication (NFC), recently closed its seed funding round a diddy 22 days after pitching to Sydney Angels. So what is it about Tapit that makes investors part with their moola at breakneck speed?

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How to price your product or service in 8 steps with...

The world is littered with products that do little more than cover their cost, and underpaid service industry professionals. But there are some entrepreneurs who set their own prices and receive what they ask with apparent ease. Steve Major teaches you how to become one of these entrepreneurs in this 8-step infographic.

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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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