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Sydney Landing Pad welcomes first participants

- April 7, 2019 2 MIN READ

Haymarket HQ, Australia’s only Asia innovation hub, is set to welcome eight high-growth technology companies from across Asia-Pacific as the first cohort of the City of Sydney’s new global landing pad program. The companies have a combined value north of $130 million and hail from countries including Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India and New Zealand. … Read more »

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Aussie FinTechs wanted for Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab 2019

- April 6, 2019 3 MIN READ

Applications are now being accepted for Accenture’s annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a 12-week program that helps early- and growth-stage fintech companies accelerate product and business development through mentorship with executives from top financial institutions. The sixth year of the Lab comes after global fintech investments more than doubled in 2018, to US$55.3 billion, led by a… Read more »

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WA fintech Credi announces equity crowdfunding raise with Equitise

- April 5, 2019 3 MIN READ

Successful Australian fintech Credi, is revolutionising “the bank of mum and dad” and today announces its intention to raise with Australia’s number one Equity Crowdfunding platform Equitise. Founded in 2017 by Tim Dean, the WA director of Fintech Australia, Credi is the relationship lending platform that manages lending between known parties. From low-value loans between… Read more »

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CivVic Labs launches inaugural challenge program

- April 4, 2019 2 MIN READ

CivVic Labs, Australia’s first accelerator designed to help startups gain access to government procurement has unveiled its inaugural challenges and is calling on startups to apply.   Led by LaunchVic, with additional funding from the Victorian Government’s Public Sector Innovation Fund, CivVic Labs Accelerator seeks to fuel the growth of early-stage startups through the creation… Read more »

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ACS welcomes budget boost to skills and STEM, but more is needed

- April 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

ACS, the professional organisation for the technology industries, has welcomed Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s 2019 Federal Budget handed down last night, which has a focus on preparing Australia’s workforce for a future disrupted by technology, but believes that more investment should be allocated to fund skills development in Australia.

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Incoming CEO at Fishburners: Social enterprise leader Nicole O’Brien

- March 28, 2019 3 MIN READ

Fishburners, Australia’s largest startup community, has appointed senior leader and social enterprise champion Nicole O’Brien as its new CEO. Ms O’Brien will take over the role from outgoing CEO Pandora Shelley in April, who completes her successful eight-year career at Fishburners in March to pursue overseas opportunities. Ms O’Brien’s most recent role has been with… Read more »