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This is a tribute to all our Entrepreneurs!!

Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King Jr, Richard Branson, John Lennon, Buckminster Fullerine, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earheart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham, Frank Lloyd Wright, Pablo Picasso

adlogic

adlogic is the industry-leading browser-based multipost and recruitment management solution.adlogic provides the most extensive and reliable multipost solution available. www.adlogic.com.au

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Retriever

Retriever Communications was founded in 1996 to be a company solely focused on mobile customer solutions for the field. The company mission is to improve field worker productivity, this being reflected in a product which is totally reliable and easy for our customers to use.

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Aura

The AURA Group was established in 2002, and over the last 8 years has become the market leader in developing interactive mobile & wireless marketing and enterprise solutions with a record of award winning campaigns.

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BCODE

bCODE was invented and created during 2004, the same year as the launch of FeliCa and the founding of the NFC consortium, to provide the market with a software-only / SMS-only alternative to enabling Mobile Commerce in the physical world.
Our unique, patented scanning technology relies on simple text messaging to deliver secure tokens such as tickets, coupons, loyalty identities and payment credentials to more than 4 BILLION existing mobile phones on the planet.
bCODE’s Mobile Commerce platform powers Sprint Nextel, Globe, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, Qtel, Screenvision, IKEA, Caesar’s Entertainment, Ford, MasterCard, Adidas, Carl’s Jr, SM Cinemas, SM Tickets, SM Malls, CeBIT, Singapore Airshow, Golden Village Cinemas, Commonwealth Games, as well as developer partners across 35 countries worldwide.
Originally founded in Sydney, Australia, bCODE is now headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Globe Telecom today announces the deployment of a bCODE-powered mobile payment network in the Philippines, by combining its GSM-award-winning GCash m-commerce service and bCODE’s mobile phone scanning technology. The first deployment, which went live today, is a nationwide deployment with SM Cinemas. The SM Group is the largest retail conglomerate in the Philippines, and one of the largest in the region.
http://site.globe.com.ph/web/gcash/news/news11?sid=TYaufMuxpRYAAAQAWMIAAABZe

Through the new agreement, bCODE will provide a network of their innovative, interactive, 3G-enabled terminals across Qatar, with a special first phase installed in time to support a number of exciting events in Qatar from January 2011.http://www.ameinfo.com/246429.html 

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Greg Caleo - Calastica
Jeremy Posniak - Chartered Accountant
Kerry Hegarty - Sienna Capital
Anwar Kahlil - Martian Logic
Susan Jersky - Emstream






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Bluetooth marketing specialist Aura Digital has teamed up with the Australian Jockey Club and brands such as Thrifty and Lexus to deliver racing tips and other sponsored content direct to attendees' mobile phones during autumn racing events at Randwick racecourse.

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PDF article from Sydney Morning Herald on ADI investment company Booking Angel entering the USA market and being voted in the top 100 companies in Silicon Valley

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Summarised by Ivan Kaye - read on a plane from SF to Sydney

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The venture capital path can be a rewarding one, but very few have what it takes to attract the funding, writes Tony Kaye - The Australian Feb 23 2007

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Alon Blankstein

Alon Blankstein - CEO and co Founder of - Partners 500 - together with BSI and ADI helping to strengthern the Australia - Israel alliance of collaborating in R&D and jointly accessing global markets .

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A small telecommunications company has reassessed its operations and structures to stay alive in a cutthroat industry. Article by Julia May in BRW, November 16-22, 2006

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The past week in Israel on the Australian Israel Chamber of Commerce Mission headed by Helen Coonan, Minister of Communication, Technology and the Arts , has been an eye opener and a learning experience as to why Venture Capital and Overseas Investment has flourished and continues to flourish in the tiny state of Israel.

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BSI Capital advised Vroam Pty Ltd on the private placement of equity funds from both a Swedish based Venture Capital firm and local investors

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Australian Distributed Incubator (ADI), a physical and virtual incubator that invests in early stage companies and is supported by the Australian Federal Government’s ICT Incubators Program and the Victorian Government’s VicStart Program, today announced its investment in miniature digital projection technology company Digislide.

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Letter by Mark Ollilia to the Department of Industry Tourism and Resources

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start corp

The capital raised will be used to launch and commercialise its patent-pending bCODE TM mobile ticketing and mobile identification technology.

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The BSI CAPITAL SEEKERS FORUM sponsored by VICSTART and held at the ARTS Centre in Melbourne, Victoria - showcased 30 of the top IT personalities in Australia, advising 150 Capital Seekers on the various forms of funding

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The cost of using your mobile overseas keeps going up, Tony Boyd writes. 26 July 2005. Australian Financial Review.

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With venture capitalists raising larger funds and moving to later stage investments, there are many promising innovations going unfunded - despite the promise of higher returns from being in at the beginning.

By Marietta Cauchi - Venture Wireless Professional

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Australian biometric hardware and software supplier, Bio Recognition Systems has raised $1M in private equity funding, from investors including Australian Distributed Incubator (ADI), a BITS incubator fund. Bio Recognition will use its funding for business development, especially into the United States, as well as expanding its biometric systems based on radio frequency identification of fingerprints.

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Music systems provider EMStream announces it has attracted $300,000 in private equity funding from investors including Australian Distributed Incubator (ADI), a BITS incubator fund. The funding will support EMStream’s business development as a supplier of customised music programs to the hospitality industry

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Australian Distributed Incubator (ADI), a BITS incubator fund, congratulates NetReturn - in whom ADI made one of its first investments – on entering a strategic relationship with MYOB. This new relationship, which strengthens both NetReturn’s and MYOB’s mid-market business management solutions, confirms the value of ADI’s early stage

investment in NetReturn.

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Venture Capital in Australia provides an attractive opportunity for international investors to diversify their portfolios into a growing market.

Source:- Axiss Australia

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Australian enterprise risk management company CorProfit Systems has successfully raised $550,000 in private equity funding, from investors including Australian Distributed Incubator (ADI), a BITS incubator fund. The funding will support business development activities in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand.

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Software designer BodyOnline has invested $6.2 million in the development of animations and images to help health-care professionals explain how a disease or medical disorder is affecting the body.

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Slash your costs of Mobile Roaming even further!


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The Australian Innovation Festival celebrates the best in Australian innovation and is supported by the Australian Government’s ‘Backing Australia’s Ability’ initiative. The Festival showcases events and activities which increase public awareness of the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship

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Innovation Nation

There are many roads to success. The path from concept to commercialisation can be a treacherous journey for many entrepreneurs. And the road from export potential to genuine global player can offer more pitfalls than a Himalayan hike.

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Article from the Anthill Magazine

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short cuts with IT. – outsourcing vs inhouse - George Deligiannoudis and Ron Haywood founded Wireless IP Technology providing wireless hardware and software for mobile sales teams. They outsourced their IP development – Deligiannoudis says it was a mistake

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Summary by Ivan Kaye from a study by the IR&D Board - 18 March 2005

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The Information and Communications Technology Incubator Program is the follow-up project to the Building on IT Strengths program run by the federal government.

The ICTIP is smaller in scope and there is less money available, but the people running the incubators seem content with the early days of the scheme, which was announced in May last year.

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Luck is a State of Mind

Luck is a way of thinking and behaving...created through thoughts, feelings and actions.

With the same set of ingredients, some people have a happy family life, health, wealth and career success..

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Venture Capital Funds do not focus on seed stage, but there are substantial dollars available for Management Buy Outs. We have noted a marked interest in High Net Worth Individuals in this space, as interest rates are low, property market seems to have stabilised, and equities are currently at an all time high.

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There will be a facility where the Young Entrepeneur will be able to have an address, a PO Box at the Centre, and the ability to rent a “a Hot Desk” or meeting room for the day. It will give their customers, suppliers or channels a sense that the Young Entrepeneur has scale.

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ConnXion, an Australian company that specialises in electronic document production and delivery systems, has signed up European logistics giant Schenker as a user of the ConnXion Hosted Service.

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ADI invests in Startcorp

Australian Distributed Incubators, a technology incubator funded by the federal government’s BITS program, has recently made an investment in Sydney-based mobile commerce start-up, Start Corporation. ADI is owned by Business Strategies International, a private consulting and advisory house for high-growth early to mid-stage companies backed by Melbourne’s Liberman family.

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Net Return today announced that a collective of Australia's most astute investment and IT minds had come together to provide extra funding for the company.

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A Whitepaper on Entrepeneurship by Ivan Kaye

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Entrepreneurs come in a million configurations, but some of these configurations have been proven to be more successful than others.

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Privately owned mobile communications service provider vRoam Global said it had secured investment from Swedish company LMK. vRoam said it would use the investment to broaden its customer base and become a major supplier of travel communications services for corporate and leisure travellers.

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Though the VC resurgence is just gaining traction, there's at least one discernable trend: a shift toward early-stage investments.

In the second quarter, the top three funds raised were for early-stage investments, and overall early-stage funds accounted for $1.62 billion or 53.5 percent of the amount raised in the three-month period, according to Thomson and NVCA.

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This site was developed for the Impacts of National Information Technology Environments on Business course at the Kogod School of Business, American University in Washington, D.C.

A site developed by Michael Wagner

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As at 30 June 2004 , investors had $9.0b committed to venture capital investment vehicles, an increase of 19% on the $7.5b committed as at 30 June 2003 .

Source:- Australian Bureau of Statistics

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Photo Gallery

Launch of the Innovation Centre at Digital Harbour in Victoria

Spring 03 Investor Forum

Carnival 04 Investor Forum

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Last fall, Vonage sought financing to expand its broadband telephony service. It tallied a relatively modest $35 million, but was struck by the level of interest from the venture capital (VC) community.

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In the wake of the dotcom downturn, nascent technology companies are turning to turbo-charged development incubators to provide the infrastructure they need to sharpen their offerings, Helen Dancer of BRW reports.

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Essence of a talk by Scott Henderson - A BSI Trainer and Facilitator

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Playford Capital seems to be in the box seat for future BITS (Building on IT Strengths) funding, as it is the only incubator so far to be given the green light to roll over its allocation.

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When Oracle's former Australian chief, Phil Kiely, and his general manager of e-business, Stuart McLean, left their posts in September 2001 to capitalise on the budding application service provider market, little did they know it would take two years to realise their goal.

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The Victorian government has attracted $84 million in private and public sector funding for fledgling technology businesses in the past three years under its Technology Commercialisation Program.

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