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w00t! go lads! Start Up Stories, Australia



The Age (Fairfax) has brought on board some groovy guys to spruce up their bloggy offerings:

Welcome to the world of the Australian web start-up.

Whether it’s building a media empire, pioneering the latest technologies or putting the social into software, Australia is buzzing with internet entrepreneurship.

Who’ll break the bank and who’ll go bust? Is the next Google being conceived in a garage in Burwood or is it just another bubble?

Start up stories is contributed to by Marty Wells of Tangler, Nik Cubrilovic of Omnidrive, Peter Styles of RedBubble, Ben Barren of Feedcorp and Cameron Reilly of The Podcast Network.

Contributors to this blog are unpaid and their views are entirely their own and do not reflect that of theage.com.au. No advertising arrangements have been entered into.

In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday I gave REDBUBBLE my vote for coolest Aussie Web 2.0 startup. Anyway, good luck to the lads.

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

6 thoughts on “w00t! go lads! Start Up Stories, Australia

  1. You’re welcome, poppet. And if you’re wondering what I said to the SMH it was along the lines of ‘redbubble is an online art community that shows you don’t have to have to be a messy MySpace to be edgy in the social network space’.

    I said ‘edgy’ cos it’s the IN word to use about online stuff atm. 😛

  2. Did you submit your site at blogsearch.sg?
    You can reach blogsearch by just typing blogsearch.sg in your browser window or click here
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  3. And it’s been a good experience so far; except maybe for the comments – some hostile people out there in newspaper land.

  4. Oh forgive me m’lord, of course that’s why I couldn’t vote for you. *obsequious grovellng* All Hail King Martin. 🙂

    Be glad that you ignited them on your first post. You picked a tough topic – who hasn’t been rejected after 7 interviews and gotten a little pissy? But better your readers swing in with a bit of argy bargy and liven the thread up, than a digital graveyard haunted by 3 or 4 lost souls. How are you going to top that, you Jonesy/Lawsy of the blog world? Heh.

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