IPitch News Archive
By Gareth Rose on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
With Startup Weekend’s running all around the world, Melbourne now kicks off Startup Weekend in Australia!
Startup Weekend Melbourne is on Friday 6th – Sunday 8th May 2011 at the Sensis Head Office in Melbourne.
Startup Weekend Melbourne is a 54-hour event where over the course of one weekend technical entrepreneurs and non-technical business entrepreneurs form teams to plan out and then build a web or mobile app with real commercial prospects.
The event is designed to provide experiential education for entrepreneurs of all sorts based on action, innovation and education. There’s also a very real chance participants will leave the event with a real startup to work on! Startup Weekend is a non-profit, community-building event for software developers, marketers, designers and more.
The weekend starts with participants having the option to pitch a business idea. The ideas are refined and teams are formed to work on the top ideas. The teams build out their idea into miminim viable products and commercial prototypes. Finally the weekend culminates with demonstrations in front of an audience of judges and potential investors.
By Gareth Rose on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011
Australian startup OrionVM has just launched the OrionVM Cloud Platform, the fastest Cloud Storage Platform in the World. We were able to speak with OrionVM co-founder, Sheng Yeo.
iPitch: What is the biggest challenge you faced so far?
OrionVM: Our biggest challenge so far has been building the high performance storage solution as well as the command and control architecture. As we use a completely custom solution, we had to write every line of code that drives the control systems and hosting platform.
iPitch: What is the biggest highlight so far?
OrionVM: Our biggest highlight was finishing and launching the platform last week. It is a great sense of achievement to finish the product and release it after 13 months of hard work. This launch high, in combination with the performance benchmarks we have achieved have been our highlight (fastest Network-Backed Cloud Storage platform in the Globe).
By Gareth Rose on Friday, April 1st, 2011
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