STEMMING THE BRAIN DRAIN: MEET THE DUO BEHIND THE NEW START-UP HUB FOR INTERNATIONAL TALENT

To stop a leakage of bright, entrepreneurial minds from Australia, chartered accountants Domenic Saporito and Gerard Holland have partnered on a venture that makes it easier for international students and graduates to break into the local start-up ecosystem. Holland has previously worked with middle-market and early-stage companies as a business advisor, while Saporito has a … Read more

The Ultimate Start-Up Guide : Marketing Lessons, War Stories, and Hard-Won Advice From Leading Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors (ebook)

Authors: Tom Hogan and Carol Broadbent Most start-ups fail. And they die remarkably young: The typical start-up lasts 20 months and burns through $1.3 million in financing before closing its doors. So what’s the formula for success for those start-ups that make it through the early trials, leveraging their early success into either getting acquired … Read more

Top financial adviser: ‘If all you do in life is work really hard, you’re never going to get wealthy’

In school, we learn that hard work will get us ahead in life. Work hard, earn more, get rich. But, “that’s only half the story,” says Ric Edelman, CEO of Edelman Financial Services, one of the nation’s leading financial advising firms, and author of the new book “The Truth About Your Future: The Money Guide … Read more

Equity crowdfunding to be opened to retail investors as legislation passes Senate

“It may be hard to believe, but it’s true: the new equity crowdfunding regulations have officially passed the Senate, opening up equity crowdfunding to retail investors. The changes have been years in the making, with former Minister for Small Business Kelly O’Dwyer introducing the Government’s plans to change existing legislation in 2015 following recommendations made … Read more

Qantas partners with Slingshot to launch AVRO Accelerator

“Australian airline Qantas has partnered with corporate accelerator Slingshot to launch the AVRO Accelerator, a program aimed at commercialising innovative ideas within the travel sector. Sourcing its name from Qantas’ first ever aircraft, the Avro 504K, in a tribute to supporting Qantas’ history of aviation industry “firsts”, the AVRO Accelerator will look to guide 10 … Read more

The NAB has just bought into foreign exchange payments startup Veem

“NAB Ventures, the National Australia Bank’s fund, has led an investment round in San Francisco-based foreign exchange payments company Veem. Veem leverages blockchain technology to allow organisations to send and receive payments in local currency. “Technology in the global payments and foreign exchange space is evolving rapidly as customers identify new platforms to help them … Read more

New research resource available for entrepreneurs!

We currently have a short trial of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database. This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample … Read more