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.
Deloitte has partnered with LifeJourney, an organisation that provides online career simulation experiences, to launch Day of STEM, a new initiative that hopes to inspire young Australians to develop a love for, and pursue a career in, STEM fields.
HealthTech startups are being urged by the NSW Government to come up with health driven innovations to combat mental illness, which it will support through its new $4 million Mental Health Innovation Fund.
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.
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.
Tech23 has announced the companies that will be pitching at its seventh annual event, which is set to showcase aspiring tech companies and celebrate Australia’s leading R&D organisations.
The University of New South Wales is inviting students, entrepreneurs, and academics interested in doing business in China to attend its Startup China event, to be held on December 10.
A month after announcing its partnership with Sydney coworking community Fishburners, National Australia Bank has launched its NAB Hackathon Challenge, to be held at the Harris St space on the weekend of November 27.
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.