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Many governments are realising high-growth tech companies have the keys to their country’s economic future. Peter Dasilva/EPA/AAP

We need to put high-growth tech companies on the G20 agenda

The world was a very different place in December 1999 when the first G20 met in Berlin. Steve Jobs had just taken back the reins at Apple, but Facebook, Google, Twitter and the dot-com bust were figments…
One more coffee, then we’ll get our £1m idea. jisc_infonet

Why universities are the best places to start a business

Creative ideas and how we turn them into successful business ventures and social enterprises are vital to the UK’s global competitiveness. But how do we best support this? Of course there are many different…
Bright lights, dot London. Alexander Kachkaev

Small businesses get a shot at the big time with .London

The launch of the .London domain name has been accompanied by a great deal of hype but the change is more than just cosmetic. This is a real opportunity for smaller organisations to make their mark in…
Australian technology firms are being lured overseas, to list on stock exchanges in the US and in London. Elias Gayles/Flickr

London’s calling and Australian tech firms are answering

When Australian online labour market company Freelancer decided to list publicly on the Australian Stock Exchange last year, they did so in part to spur investment in the local technology industry. That…
For many Australians, the lure of the Valley is the feeling of being in a place that understands their risky business. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Beyond Silicon Valley: start-up hubs in Australia’s backyard

There were some raised eyebrows when the smiling faces of Atlassian founders Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes appeared at the top of Business Review Weekly’s annual young rich list. The business…

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