Climate-KIC Australia today launched the Australian 2019 edition of the world’s largest global Green Business Ideas Competition, ClimateLaunchpad, hosted in Brisbane by Australia’s largest startup community, Fishburners. Whether an idea is still on the back of a napkin or a fledged early stage start-up, everyone is welcome to apply.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Australian venture studio and innovation group BlueChilli has opened applications for round three of its award-winning SheStarts program, the country’s only venture-backed tech accelerator designed specifically for women.
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 »
For the second year in a row, the government has made cuts to the R&D tax incentive scheme and several startups have expressed their disappointment.
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.
Australia’s leading peer-to-peer fashion lending marketplace, The Volte has announced it has closed an oversubscribed seed funding round of $700,000 from a consortium of angel investors. The funding will be used for technical upgrades to the platform to ensure a seamless buying and selling experience, as well as for expansion of its teams across a… Read more »
Designed to assist education technology (EdTech) startups to develop teaching and learning solutions on the AWS cloud, EdStart is helping push boundaries and innovation in the sector.
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 »
Melbourne-founded fintech Airwallex is the latest Australian startup to hit unicorn status following the closing of a US$100 million ($141 million) Series C round led by DST Global.
Robert Hsiung Managing Director of the global online education powerhouse, Udacity China, is the keynote speaker at City Talks Sydney: Our future with Artificial Intelligence and its rise in China, on Tuesday 9 April. The talk is a key event in the visiting entrepreneur program, produced by the City of Sydney in collaboration with the… Read more »
A new interactive digital platform is bringing ancient indigenous Australian art from one of the world’s biggest collections to life.