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Business Studio lunch box forum: building a loyal client base from a standing start [EVENT]

When: Wed 7 Nov 2018, 12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Venue: Business Studio, level 1, State Library of Queensland Building a Loyal Client Base from a Standing Start Julie Hillier founded her business Ministry of Handmade six years ago to share her passion for making and creating, helping other people reconnect with some of the ‘lost … Read more

Women in VCs: Why empathy and diversity are key to successful startup investment

Gender — and thought — diversity is good for venture capital firms and the startups they invest in, according to a panel of female VCs. Speaking at the UTS Women in Venture event in Sydney last week, panellists highlighted empathy as an important part of investing in startups. Having come from a background working at a startup in … Read more

Facebook Watch: The latest video service to enter the already crowded Australian market

Facebook’s global launch of its Watch video service fragments an already crowded market of video-on-demand available in Australia. The service was first launched in the US 12 months ago. At last week’s global launch, Facebook’s head of video, Fidji Simo, said the company had made the video service “more social”. The Facebook platform is built … Read more

Business Studio lunch box forum: getting your brand in the media spotlight [Event]

Date: Wednesday 19 September 2018 Time: 12.30pm–1.15pm Where: Business Studio, level 1, State Library of Queensland Getting your brand in the media spotlight Tara Baker is the passionate co-founder and editor-in-chief of Dancing With Her, a multi-platform wedding and lifestyle destination. In the crowded wedding marketplace, Dancing With Her was launched as the first resource dedicated … Read more

Lessons on failure from Shark Tank investors: How to take control of your business when things aren’t quite going right

It’s an unfortunate reality of business that things go wrong, usually at the worst possible time, and nearly always without warning, but it’s the lot of an SME owner or startup founder to pick themselves back up and keep on trucking, no matter the weather. Failure doesn’t always mean a business falling over, though it … Read more

These entrepreneurs invented a futuristic ‘magic mirror’ to take on the bathroom scale — and investors say its groundbreaking tech could transform the future of fitness

California-based startup Naked Labs just unveiled its flagship product: a high-tech mirror and scale that delivers precise information on your body including weight, height, BMI, and measurements. Naked Labs also closed a $US14 million funding round led by Founders Fund which included investments from NEA, Lumia, and early Uber and SpaceX investor Cyan Banister. Naked … Read more

Need templated forms, business plan samples or industry reports? Check out ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database!

Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version 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 … Read more

Top investors gambled $16 million on the blockchain equivalent of Beanie Babies. Now, sales are plummeting

In March, investors including Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures gave a total of $US12 million ($AU16.12 million) to CryptoKitties, a blockchain game for digital collectibles. According to data from blockchain analytics sites, the number of CryptoKitties transactions are a fraction of what they were in December. CryptoKitties cofounder Bryce Bladon says the livelihood of … Read more