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This customer service start-up from Melbourne is getting major buzz in the US

Testing and real-time monitoring might sound like basic things every organisation is already doing, but this is not the case, and our mission is to educate the market.

Meet the entrepreneur behind the world’s first barista standard reusable coffee cup

The outcome was a lightweight and thoroughly considered design that was BPA free and non-toxic; the world’s first barista standard reusable cup, KeepCup was born.

Aussie workplace solution Deputy opens offices in LA and Atlanta driven by appetite from...

Leading Australian workplace management solution Deputy is opening two US offices in LA and Atlanta, driven by strong demand in the US healthcare industry

Do you have a big start-up idea that could change the world for the...

Applications are open for Tech23 2015, an event that connects Australian start-ups with the connected people, clever ideas and capital they need to succeed

UNIHACK, backed by the big end of town to discover the next big thing

If you’re looking to build an app or design something technological, you might want to head down to the York Butter Factory in Melbourne’s...

Computing with a wink of the eye! Microsoft, University of Melbourne to collaborate on...

Microsoft’s new $8 million centre at the university will develop ways to help humans use computers in natural, intuitive ways – with a variety of facial expressions, perhaps, building on recent successes with motion sensors, touchscreens and voice commands.

Have cow, will fight AIDS

Globally, scientists have taken varied approaches in their bid to produce antibodies to fight AIDS. One here in Australia is, literally, betting on the farm – specifically the cow.

Entrepreneurs Week Melbourne kicks off for 2010

In partnership with Melbourne's most entrepreneurial organisations, including Mobile Monday, The Hive, TEDxMelbourne and the Churchill Club, E-Week 2010 will give participants an opportunity to gain the right skills, meet the right people and build their confidence to just get out there and start their own entrepreneurial endeavour.

Students locked up (again) until they build 6 web startups from scratch

If you find the idea of SxSW's recent Startup Bus intriguing, here’s a similar version closer to home. 30 university students were locked up over a weekend to produce six web-based businesses. The quality of their new web startups were "on par" with those created by professional entrepreneurs.

Is it worth pursuing a saturated market? The Clarke vs Malatesta Debate

On Wednesday during the Launch of Napkin Competition at the University of Melbourne, a student audience asked the two speakers “Is it worth pursuing a market where no gap exists and is already saturated by competitors?”

An Aussie tech star talks about taking on the world (and winning)

This instalment focuses on Dr John Papandriopoulos, who in 2007 as a 30-year-old University of Melbourne research fellow revolutionised broadband by developing an algorithm that speeds up ADSL connections by up to 100 times.

Website(s) of the week: Students locked up until they built 6 web startups from...

The idea of locking a bunch of creative people in a room until they have hammered out a plan for a new business is not new. In fact, it's been done at Mixer events around the world for a number of years. But the concepts - which tends to engender a form of Stockholm Syndrome in entrepreneurs held hostage by market problems - always seems to churn out interesting formative business. They might not always go on to become the next Google, but the process illustrates the power of focused collaboration.

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