10 cool global startup initiatives

A quick, curated list of things I’ve come across this month that are making waves in digital and startup hubs around the world… click the screenshots for the links through. 1) Made in NY Digital Map Launching this week, Rachel Sterne and the City of New York team have delivered another leading city-level tech initiative […]

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Aussie Startups relaunches

Quick post to let you know that aussiestartups.com has relaunched with a YC Hacker News style board and I think it’s a great idea. The aggregated community-selected approach should do the trick in getting important, relevant and well-crafted content out there to interested peeps. It should also co-exist nicely with the HN due to the […]

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Attention Australian startup founders

Edit 7/2/12: Enter madeinoz.org! Someone was recently chatting to me about the lack of awareness of Australian startups by VCs (even local ones), with poor national press coverage doing us no favours. I agree with this to a large extent and as result have been posting more about our startups here and also over on The […]

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Five more Australian startups to watch

Following on from the first post titled ‘Five Australian startups to watch‘, I’ve now researched some more startups that’ve piqued my interest coming into the New Year. Part of this series is to highlight great stuff happening in our community and to bring awareness through link love to those innovating and creating in Oz. As […]

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Sydney’s startup ecosystem visualised

I’ve recently started posting about what’s going on in Australia’s startup community, both here and on The Fetch blog. This involves regular featuring of startups that are piquing my interest and also some curatorial pieces on the coworking spaces and as of today, a list on the incubators and accelerators across the country. There’s been a […]

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Uncovering the Berlin web community

Last month I was lucky enough to check out the creative and digital scenes in Berlin as part of the Grand Tour. As a city with a gay mayor, in a country with a female chancellor and a polarising past, I knew I’d like it. I started researching before I landed and was soon surprised, not […]

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Five Australian startups to watch

In 2011, we’ve witnessed an explosion of enthusiasm in the startup scene with many people (especially journalists from traditional media) keen to feature what’s going on and who’s making it happen. While I’m strong advocate of any attention towards Australian startups in general – I’d love to see some more upcomers being mentioned. After doing some […]

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Social media introduction

A belated update with the final post from the StartupSmart email short course. The content serves as a brief introduction to the social space for entrepreneurs who may or may not be familiar with the online world. So, it’s not really intended for the guru expert child prodigies. And although written only a few months ago, it’s remarkable to […]

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User experience simplified

  Almost the final post from the StartupSmart email short course. This time I write briefly on UX. User experience Is using your website an easy, enjoyable experience for users? If not, your business could be badly damaged as a result. In recent years, user-centred design – an approach that puts the wants and needs of end users […]

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Online marketing basics

I’ve been publishing my pieces from the StartupSmart‘s short course on how to build a better website on my blog. This time around the topic is marketing (minus some points on email and direct marketing). Marketing Everyone knows they should be marketing their website. It’s a given. But are you marketing your site in a […]

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PushStart mentorship

Continuing on from my previous post regarding women in startups and advocacy, another step in the evolution is advice and aid. I’m forever keen on sharing my learnings with others, so was happy to help when asked to be a mentor for a new Aussie initiative called PushStart. PushStart is a new set of community-focused, mentor-driven, activities […]

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