A lot of startups come to us with part of their plan already in place, having taken the initiative and done things themselves. This is great in theory, as every cent counts when trying to launch a lean startup for success. However, sometimes this inadvertently leads to other problems that can become major setbacks in practice, both in the short and long term. Whether it’s a tax sting or the winding up of a company, unless you’re on the right footing from the get go, if a problem doesn’t destroy the business outright, it may have the potential to do so through the professional fees you’ll have to incur in fixing it. We thought we would share a [...]
Something special happens every March on the weekends at UNSW.
30 students and alumni, who have been selected through a competitive application process spend their full weekends (and any time they have in between), forming new teams, identifying “problems that matter” and working through a lean startup based process with mentors to actually launch their startup within a month.
An iteration on the popular and successful UNSW Startup Games program, Startup Launch is far from a game. It might be fun but it is a serious program designed to launch new startups. Each year several participants drop out during the course of the program due to the commitment [...]
One of the requirements for the granting of a patent is that the invention is new. To determine this, a ‘prior art’ search may be conducted, which looks for inventions that are similar to yours, usually in published patents. A prior art search may prevent you from trying to patent an old idea, saving you money.
Patent examiners perform their own prior art searches during examination. They will use the results of their searches against your application. If you search early enough you can prepare your application for prior art objections made by the examiner.
You can conduct the search yourself, pay for a professional search, or request the patent office to request a [...]
It’s only the first type you interact with. You don’t have a typical conversation with your “Facebook – weekly page update” or “GoDaddy – Three days to save 40%!”.
They’re just one way automated messages you receive, everyday, in your inbox.
So we imagined a new way to manage all notifications, updates, alerts, promos and newsletters. What is your solution? Monomail is your new home for newsletters, notifications, updates, alerts, and all other machine-mail.WhatsApp is for messaging. Gmail is for emails. Monomail is for [...]
The market is ripe for disruption. Other marketplaces have been flooded with poor quality marketers. The majority of e-commerce store owners have had negative experiences with hiring experts. They have been sold the snake [...]