INCUBATE, a University-based accelerator programme founded in 2012, has revealed its latest cohort of startups and its new partnership with Lenovo. As part of the partnership, Lenovo is supplying the technology support for all the startups participating in the programme.
While most local tech entrepreneurs would be familiar with the Lean Startup Methodology and the annual conference held in San Francisco every year, not many have had the opportunity to attend such an event. Over the years many coworking spaces have partnered with Lean Startup Co to live stream the event to an Australian and New Zealand audience. However in October this year, Wellington-based startup incubator and accelerator space/program Creative HQ will be holding the first ever on-the-ground version of the conference called Lean 15.
Sydney startup Qwilr, which is looking to change the way people share documents by turning them into data-rich and interactive web pages, has released a suite of new features as it looks to attract a wider market.
Sydney education startup vClass has rebranded to Inkerz after its move into the Chinese market, this week signing partnerships with Shenzhen Yifang Digital Technhology and Shijiazhuang Dazhong Network Communication.
In an effort to increase diversity within the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space, digital currency-focused media outlet Coindesk, in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, is offering 50 diversity scholarships for the Consensus 2015 conference being held in New York City next month. The scholarship is targeted at “people of colour and women between 18 and 25 years of age”.
IBM is calling for early-stage startups to apply for its fourth annual Australian SmartCamp mentoring event, to be held in Melbourne in September.
Cisco, a San Jose-headquartered multinational IT company, is urging IoT/IoE startups in Australia and New Zealand to participate in its global Innovation Grand Challenge, which aims to recognise, support, and accelerate the adoption of technologies that “connect the unconnected”.
David Karp, Tumblr’s Founder and CEO, is in Sydney for the first time for the commercial launch of Tumblr in Australia and New Zealand. ANZ brands can now leverage the platform’s content creation (e.g. video, GIFs, images, audio, and more) and social sharing capabilities to help drive greater engagement with diverse audiences.
Education technology startup ParentPaperwork, founded by Melbourne-based Fiona Boyd and David Eedle last year, has today announced the launch of its platform’s School Forms module. This is set to expand ParentPaperwork so that it has a wide range of online forms scenarios in schools.