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An Aussie tech start-up is quickly going global because international students love its unique...

Holistic education services provider, Cohort Solutions, continues to grow globally, announcing that its payment platform Cohortpay is now in 60 countries

This guy is dragging sidewalk signs into the digital age with his unique innovation

Carpet cleaner and inventor David Ranger has developed the WAYO board, a 39-inch high definition digital sign board that he believes is the world’s first mobile digital sign board that can deliver content in real-time via the Internet.

Australia is still failing its tech start-ups. This is what the government should be...

StartupAUS, a not-for-profit entity that supports Australian tech start-ups, recently released the Crossroads 2015 report, which reveals that despite positive developments over the past 12 months,...

Which MP is most popular with startups? What do they really want from the...

The team over at Startup Muster, one of the largest and most comprehensive surveys of the Australian start-up ecosystem, though still buried in analysis...

Melbourne Angels invests $750,000 in Metaverse Makeovers’ wearable designs [VIDEO]

It's an investment, you might say, of cosmic proportions. Melbourne Angels, an Australian investment group specialising in high value-add investment across the country, has spearheaded...

Is the government planning on salting the earth of the Australian startup ecosystem?

A lot has been made about the latest budget, with the focus among Anthill readers probably on how it is not particularly kind to...

Did you make a submission to Commercialisation Australia? Now what?

With the news that Commercialisation Australia (CA) is being axed in the 2014 Budget, what happens to businesses that had made an application prior...

Is 24 Hours enough time to decide to invest? Paul Graham says yes, but…

Paul Graham says decide to invest within 24 hours! Evidence says do at least 40 hours of due diligence! Have you read the latest essay...

Tapestry.net, social media for seniors, gets $400K and sets sights on U.S. market

As is becoming the norm on the Australian startup scene, the best, brightest and the most innovative quickly head to the world market that...

Social media site for old people? Tapestry launches with the goal, ‘No senior left...

Whoever would have thought of social media exclusively for seniors? Well, here it is from a Sydneysider, Andrew Dowling, whose worldview was transformed by a visit to China to study population demographics as part of his master’s degree.

Whispir awarded $2m grant from Commercialisation Australia to develop crisis management platform

The award, granted by the Innovation Minister, Senator Kim Carr, will go towards funding the development of OpenWhispir, whose cost is estimated at $4.5 million. By facilitating connections between public and private communities, OpenWhispir will be designed to enable the tracking of emergencies and other breaking events in real time as they unfold.

Aha, There-it-is! Visual search engine picks up $250,000 grant

The Holy Grail of internet search could soon be in the sites of an Adelaide upstart. For years, technologists seeking to go one up...

Three reasons to choose R&D tax money over grant money

Generally, in Australia, there are two main types of government funds available: Government Grants and Research and Development Tax Breaks. There can be a lot of appeal in trying to access Government Grants. However, if I had to pick a government funding program for my business, I know which one I would choose: R&D Tax Breaks. Here's why.

Green Car Innovation Fund pumps $63 million into Toyota. Commercialisation Australia gets $61 million...

Senator Carr's office announced last week that it will invest $63 million to bring production of Toyota’s next-generation, four-cylinder engine to the company's plant in Altona, Victoria. The Altona plant currently employs 320 people. By way of comparison, the much lauded Commercialisation Australia fund has been allocated $244 million over the four years 2011 to 2014. That's $61 million a year. Which option, do you think, will create more jobs?

Busting the 7th Myth of Commercialisation Australia: It’s not about the money!

Both good and ill sentiments have been shared about Commercialisation Australia since its launch in early 2010. Recently, Adrian Spencer pinpointed six myths about CA. But are we overlooking the benefits of the competitive process by dwelling on the shortcomings? Andrew Weller thinks so. Here, he argues that the point of CA isn’t merely to fund good ideas but to encourage strong business models that withstand the rigours of competition.

PM Kevin Rudd names first 21 projects to be backed by $9.6 million Commercialisation...

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd last week named the first 21 Australian ideas to receive Commercialisation Australia support totalling $9.6 million. The first 21 ideas consisted of a diverse range of innovative projects from around the country, including treatments for disease, advanced materials, cutting-edge electronics, new online services, and a host of other innovations in agriculture, the media, manufacturing and beyond.

Commercialisation Australia CEO announced

After months of speculation, Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr today announced that the new CEO of Commercialisation Australian will be entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Doron Ben-Meir.

"No entrepreneurs on new Commercialisation Australia board." What about marketers?

A privately initiated discussion has been gaining some momentum on the Anthill LinkedIn Group over the past week. The discussion was triggered by an announcement from the Office of Senator Kim Carr, Australia's Minister for Innovation, pertaining to the selection of Commercialisation Australian board members.

“No entrepreneurs on new Commercialisation Australia board.” What about marketers?

A privately initiated discussion has been gaining some momentum on the Anthill LinkedIn Group over the past week. The discussion was triggered by an announcement from the Office of Senator Kim Carr, Australia's Minister for Innovation, pertaining to the selection of Commercialisation Australian board members.

A formal response to our rabble rousing from Senator Carr's office

Following our recent series of articles on innovation in Australia (our Australia Day series), we received the following note from the Office of Senator Kim Carr, Australia’s Innovation Minister. We were expecting a dressing down. Here's what we got instead.

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