Pollenizer has today announced the launch of Next Monday, a program in Geelong to help the hundreds of workers who will be finishing up at the Ford factory following its closure this Friday figure out their next steps.
HealthTech startup CohortIQ has taken out the top prize in the DataStart program, an initiative launched by the Prime Minister’s Office in conjunction with Pollenizer last November. Over 200 startups applied to take part in the program, with the seven finalists given access to government data, customer discovery, and technical support across five days before pitching to the judges last night.
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.
Following the success of their first Sydney workshop earlier this year, Pollenizer and muru-D have announced a second event for Indigenous entrepreneurs, to be held in Perth on the weekend of 14 November.
Along with being a champion and catalyst of the Australian innovation ecosystem through Pollenizer, Phil Morle has been a great teacher to us all. More than the technical learnings around lean tools and the testing methodologies, Phil has taught me that startups are, above anything else, human and therefore have a beating heart that should be enable and empowered. These lessons I learned from Phil Morle live with me every day.
It has been revealed this morning that Pollenizer will move their Australian operations to Hub Sydney’s expanded workspace, this coming May 2014. The relationship will consist of Pollenizer joining Hub Australia, giving the group regional (both domestically and Asia Pacific) access to well connected spaces.
Pollenizer and muru-D are getting ready to hit the road, kicking off their Lean Startup Bootcamp series in Adelaide on March 19th. Over a period of two intense days, startups will go through five stages of the course.
oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, has just launched their new accelerator partnership program in Australia – oDesk Upstarts. The program aims to empower Aussie startups by providing them with online access to freelancers across the world.
Sydney’s most innovative technology companies, coworking spaces and incubators are opening their doors for the community to get an exclusive glimpse of what happens behind the scenes.
Pollenizer has launched an Information Memorandum, aiming to raise $5 million from sophisticated or professional investors to fund more startups in Australia and South East Asia. Pollenizer CEO Phil Morle says startup activity in Australia is growing rapidly and to take advantage of this growth and prevent great businesses from going overseas, Australia needs to lift its game when it comes to investment.
Leading Internet incubator, Pollenizer, is set to disrupt the $20 Billion pa legal market with its new online legal platform, LawPath. Small and medium technology businesses in Australian are eagerly taking up the subscription, accounting for more than 50% of new signups.
The capital raise which was undertaken in December came from a diverse group of investors in Australia, Singapore and the USA. These include Brook Adcock, founder of Pandora Australia, Neil Miller, veteran technology investor and early investor in Seek as well as Greg Roebuck, CEO of Carsales.com.au.
Right now in an apartment lounge room come makeshift office, is the global headquarters for Australia’s newest startup in the financial industry Pocketbook. Founders and long time friends since high school, Bosco Tan and Alvin Singh have given up the regular pay dates from their jobs in marketing and development [Bosco was previously at Pollenizer] for the dream.