Free Legal Agreements for Entrepreneurs

1st Jan 2012. In conjunction with law firm DLA Piper, Sydney incubator Startmate has made available a free series of legal agreements suited to entrepreneurs. These can be downloaded below. Term Sheet: A summary of the terms of the investment. IP Deed of Assignment: The company owns the stuff you create not the people. Subscription […]

The Potential for Cloud Computing Services in Australia – Lateral Economics and Macquarie Telecom

12th Oct 2011. This report, by Nicholas Gruen from Lateral Economics and commissioned by Macquarie Telecom looks into the Australian cloud computing services environment. According to the report, ‘Australia’s opportunity is to develop a world-leading regime – a better, not equal, cloud ecosystem.’ Click here to view/download the report The report ties in with the launch […]

Strategic Serendipity – Northern Sydney Technology Clustering Study

23rd Sept 2011. The Australian Business Foundation with support from Macquarie University and NSW Trade and Investment, has released an updated research piece on successful industry clustering in Australia. The study focused on the Northern Sydney Technology Corridor. Click here to download the report. “Look at the big glass boxes on Waterloo Road,” says author […]

Online Retail in Australia 2007-2011 Ewing CCI

15th Sept 2011. This report provides an excellent overview of Online Retailing in Australia. Click here to download the report. The report summarises online buying information gathered from surveys of 1000 Australians aged eighteen years or over were conducted in 2007, 2009 and 2011. It was prepared as part of the World Internet Project by […]

Productivity – The Lost Decade – Grattan Eslake Discussion Paper

16th Aug 2011. Although Australia’s economic performance during the 2000s has been impressive on many dimensions, especially by comparison with that of other ‘advanced’ economies, productivity is not among them. Australia’s productivity performance over the past decade has been, to put it mildly, poor − both by Australia’s own historical standards, and by contemporary international […]

NBN – Broadening the Debate – Final Report from the Inquiry into the Role and Potential of the National Broadband Network

10th Aug 2011. This report, from the Australian government House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communications, examines the impact of the proposed National Broadband Network being implemented by the Australian Government. This report seeks to contribute significantly to the national conversation by broadening the debate and the Committee greatly valued the many considered […]

Australian Government Releases 2011 Annual Innovation Review

1st Aug 2011. The 2011 Australian Innovation System Review, published by the government, is the second in an annual series of reports, starting in 2010, on the performance of Australia’s national innovation system. Click here to download the report The Innovation System Reports are created as part of the governments response to the landmark 2008 […]

Performance of Private Equity-backed IPOs in Australia

17th July 2010. This report, by the the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) examines how Australian Private Equity -backed IPOs perform relative to non-PE-backed IPOs. The evidence presented in this study suggests that, contrary to many anecdotal reports, PE-backed stocks do not consistently underperform compared to the non-PE-backed stocks, but in fact perform better, […]