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Simplot Australia partners with Slingshot to launch FoodTech accelerator Simplot Ignite

by 5 days ago.

Just a few weeks after Slingshot announced the launch of a HealthTech accelerator in partnership with HCF, the organisation has partnered with food manufacturer Simplot Australia, the company behind brands such as Lean Cuisine and Bird’s Eye, to launch Simplot Ignite, Australia’s first FoodTech accelerator program for startups and scale-ups.

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Melbourne’s Herald Sun newspaper to give developers access to its data for #HSCodeFest hackathon

by 17 days ago.

News Corp’s Melbourne daily The Herald Sun has announced that it will be holding a hackathon later this month, challenging participants to develop innovative digital products from all its news and information data. Set to begin on the evening of Friday November 27 and continue across the weekend the event, dubbed HSCodeFest, will be run by the Herald Sun and Melbourne University’s Melbourne Accelerator Program.

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Techfugees Hackathon will have hackers and refugees work side by side to create solutions

by 19 days ago.

Though the tech community is constantly working on products, services, and events through which it hopes to make a difference in society, for whatever reason, the success rate of these efforts is often mixed. By having hackers learn about the problems they need to solve directly from the people who experienced them, this month’s Techfugees Hackathon aims to help tech teams develop real solutions to the issues facing refugees settled in Australia.

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Australian Prime Minister’s Office partners with Pollenizer to launch DataStart incubator initiative

by 28 days ago.

In the six weeks since Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister, boosting the Australian startup ecosystem has seemingly risen to the top of the government’s agenda. Only a couple of weeks after Innovation Minister Chris Pyne sat down with StartupAUS and Wyatt Roy ran PolicyHack, the government has announced a partnership with startup incubator Pollenizer to deliver DataStart, an open data initiative to support data-driven innovation.

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