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Spring is the season for…startups. Join the StartupAUS festival

Startup Spring, being organised by StartupAUS, will be a three-week long, Australia-wide festival of more than 50 events and activities to celebrate and promote the tech startup community and encourage more Australians to become tech entrepreneurs.

PushStart’s first ever Accelerator Program includes apps for social gatherings, surfers, and more

The 13-week program is run by PushStart, the tech startup community group, and will conclude in June. Its first intake of entrepreneurs includes everything from enterprise social media support tools, social life planning apps, blogs for new parents and, a site to help surfers swap their boards.

Matt Barrie, Freelancer.com, talks about motivation, staff and building a global business

Matt Barrie is an award-winning entrepreneur, technologist and Chief Executive of Sydney-based Freelancer.com. In 2011, he was named BRW Entrepreneur of the Year. Throughout his entrepreneurial journey, Barrie has experienced his fair share of ups and downs. In this Q&A interview with Alex Pirouz he explains how a vision much bigger than yourself can make it easier to push through times of uncertainty and hardship.

5.5 Lessons you might have missed at SydStart

In case you missed it, SydStart Autumn was held last week to the jubilation of entrepreneurs from all areas of the New South Wales start-up scene. Here are five (and a half) lessons gained from the event.

Freelancer’s Matt Barrie defends online crowdsourcing

In this podcast, Leon and Garry talk to Matt Barrie, the CEO of Freelancer.com, a Sydney-based company and recent Anthill Cool Company Award winner. Freelancer bills itself as "the world's largest outsourcing marketplace" with over two million registered users. Barrie explains the keys behind the success of the website and the appeal of online outsourcing in a globalised economy.

Freelancer survey reveals technology winners and losers for 2010 (PHP biggest winner; Microsoft biggest...

Online outsourcing marketplace (and Anthill Cool Company Award winner) Freelancer.com has released the results of its 2010 Freelancer Fast 50 index, an analysis of 320,000 online job postings, revealing the most (and least) popular technologies desired for freelance jobs in 2010, providing a barometer of technology trends.

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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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