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For the past 56 hours, we have been working with 22 teams, to solve the greatest problems facing the city of today. Our hackers are creating a smart city, delivering valuable systems to change how the city of the future runs. Participants come from Singtel's Telco group, and have traveled from all over the globe for the chance to bring their concept to reality. Top teams from tonight's pitching will incubate their startup in at Pollenizer

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Startup Focus books were literally everywhere last week, as we handed out hundreds of books to those who attended the largest startup conference in Australia.* SydStart proudly welcomed over 1000 attendees, to the annual tech focused conference at their new home, at the Hilton. The full Pollenizer team were at the event, mulling between the different floors of activity from a very early start. There was almost too much on offer, with multiple morning meetups, two floors of

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As a follower of Pollenizer’s blog, you have probably come across various hacks we talk about to support the work of entrepreneurs. A hack can come in many forms, though in the context of a startup, a hack is a solution that makes a positive impact on how we work. At Pollenizer, we are obsessed with working at speed. There is less time available to startups, and while the platform burns, so does the time needed

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Working in a startup means you need to work faster within limited timelines and fewer resources. Moving between projects at pace and getting tasks done, can be add to the stresses of the startup entrepreneur. Fortunately, there are an abundance of online tools that can actually take the pressure off, remove distractions and will get you through the day with your sanity in check. Here's some of our tools we use every day to save time and

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Yesterday we shared the news, we will move our Australian operations to Hub Sydney’s expanded workspace. The relationship will consist of Pollenizer joining Hub Australia, giving the group regional (both domestically and Asia Pacific) access to well connected spaces. Pollenizer, with over 4,000 members in its network, continues to grow its guild of entrepreneurs across borders. Expanding across Australia and into Asia the company will move its home to Hub Australia. Pollenizer will embed its

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To celebrate St. Paddy’s day, we’ve put together an ode to Ireland’s startup scene. Sampling the best and brightest of what this small ecosystem has to offer, we've listed some interesting facts related to Irish startups. Ireland was the home ground for many success stories, notably, LogEntries, Stripe, and Ezetop. With humble beginnings, and now on the world's stage, these company's are a great example of startups starting small and making it big. Two-thirds of new jobs

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muru-D’s Lean Startup Bootcamp continues to run across Australia's major cities. We are meeting with many entrepreneurs at different stages of their business and learning more about what's happening between each ecosystem. What’s been remarkable, is the sense of community that enables these entrepreneurs to continue to do what they do. With the next course fast approaching, it's time to take a closer look at what's going on in the great city of Adelaide.   Getting started: 

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This week, Pollenizer announces its newest partnership to grow a guild of entrepreneurs across Asia Pacific. Working with leading international telco, Ooredoo, Pollenizer will design the incubation system for Myanmar’s first program for entrepreneurs, Ideabox. The program will accelerate growth of the country’s startup ecosystem by combining Pollenizer’s ‘startup science’ with Oordeoo’s resources and access to consumers. The team will work closely with Silicon Straits, a venture foundry with offices in Singapore and Vietnam that

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Ann Parker heads up Sydney accelerator, Muru-D. The team have just released the details of their final 10, who will enter the 6 months program this month. Here, she tells us what you need to know before putting your business forward to participate in the muru-D accelerator program. What should people consider before they submit their business to an accelerator program? Make sure you've done your homework, all accelerator programs have some mandatory requirements, make

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Last week, Founder Institute presented their Startup101 series with Bridget Louden from Expert360. Bridget has recently been in the news discussing the company's recent million dollar raise.  Expert360 is an online platform that connects businesses that need specific industry expertise or skills with top experts and consultants. She shared her story, and it was clear in the questioning, there’s a lot of interest in how to get started and raising capital. So, incase you missed

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Pollenizer Chairman, Tony Faure spoke a few weeks ago at the Mumbrella360 conference, he talks about how corporations could be working with startups to innovate rather than getting wiped out. He explains the advantages and drawbacks startups face when in competition with major corporations and talks about examples of how companies could have benefitted from courting these up and comers. Here's the full talk.   I want to talk to you about two things that I'm really passionate about. First

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People's Choice winner Samuel Killin, describes his experience at last month's Sydney Firehose competition.  Somewhere along the line I realised that corporates don't do anything by coincidence. As such, I was honestly skeptical when I heard about Firehose. It felt like an odd match. A big data competition headed by the corporate's corporate, Coca Cola, and Pollenizer, a startup accelerator that prides itself on being light and nimble. For Pollenizer, there's a lot to give

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Moving on the second section of TIECON’s SEA stream, Phil introduces an impressive panel including: Alfred Lo - Principal and Associate Director at Optus Innov8 Seed Tony Faure - ex CEO of Yahoo & Chairman of Pollenizer Jason Mascairelli CEO and co-founder of Acromobile, a Singapore based software company. Looking at the entry strategies for businesses looking to move into SEA market’s, Phil initiates the panel discussion by speaking with Alfred Lo, Principal of Optus’

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Part 1. “Critical Factors assessing the markets” The Opportunities and Risks in SEA Phil Morle, Pollenizer Julian Tol, BrandScreen Ahmed Haider, Zookal John Kueh, Accruto Where are you getting the most experience? Julian from BrandScreen started by making the point that it's easier to get into Asia from Australia than for those in the US. He said, “to win a race, you need to be at the start of the race - we have huge

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Today we were lucky to have rubbed shoulders with some of  Australia's great entrepreneurs at the Tie Sydney event, "Go Asia". These startup entrepreneurs, who are dramatically changing the business landscape, came in the droves to get insights into what is happening across Asia. The theme for today’s event is how to do business better in Asia. Here’s my take on what was discussed and highlighted by the great panellists from the TieCon event. Opportunities and

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Last night we attended the Launch of  Startup Spring, a three-week long, Australia wide festival of events and activities coordinated by StartupAUS that will celebrate and promote the tech startup community in Australia. What a way to kick off a great festival, but to open at one of Sydney's newest startup venue's 'The HUB' located on William St. Not only are we delighted to have exposure to these events, literally on our doorstep, we are

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Last Wednesday the crew from Online Marketing Strategy’s Meetup group set up in the hive, to host a full on Master class, covering everything from SEO tips and tools to breaking into China. Four leaders in Online Marketing took to the stage delivering excellent tips on exposing your business to customers online. Topics included: Keyword Research in 2013 Building a brand online Chinese Online Marketing Actionable SEO Tips and Tools The next session takes place

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Starting a business can be a daunting prospect, but something you've been thinking about for a long time. You have a great idea, but what is the next step? We meet people all the time who are beginning their business, and are very much in the discovery phase of their startup. This inherently leads to many changes, once those initial steps are explored. To begin with, you need to ask yourself some tough questions to

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Make use of next month's August Startup Bundle, and get the chance to really discover the next step in running your business. Here's a great chance for you to kick start those plans you've been talking about for a long time. What you get:  Access to all Academy courses for the month A copy of Pollenizer's Startup Focus Book  30 Days access to the Hive co-working space *Terms and Conditions will apply, and this offer will

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Introducing a new line up of amazing courses to help you grow your business. Whether you are beginning from scratch or just have some kinks to iron out, take the next steps in determining where you are headed by integrating Focus into your current structure. With that we are sending our Building Lean Startups course further, with classes taking place in different cities in Australia. Find out more below: Focus Your Startup - Sydney Tuesday August

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