The Australian rideshare market continues to heat up, with Chinese player Didi Chuxing today announcing it’s set to launch in Melbourne later this month.
The Victorian Government has launched Foundry658, a program geared towards growing the state’s “creative and cultural” businesses.
An industry-based test group of users will be able to use the app on their Android phones, with their smartphone’s near field communication (NFC) function integrating with existing Myki ticket barriers and card readers.
In Melbourne to celebrate Square’s second birthday in Australia, the company’s cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey also announced Square is set to build out an engineering hub down under, its first outside North America.
Previously manager of the national innovation program at Deloitte, new Startup Victoria boss Anderson has been at Inventium since 2013.
The Victorian Government has outlined a number of initiatives in its 2018/19 Budget aimed at bridging the digital divide for those living in regional and rural areas.
Victorian startup Landchecker, which helps prospective buyers access detailed data around a property’s zoning and related information, has raised $1.85 million in funding, with new strategic partner RACV the largest backer in the round.
Melbourne-founded traveltech startup Roamni built an app that allows locals in an area to record and share guided audio tours for tourists to listen to.
With shares priced at $0.45 per share, LiveTiles is also set to launch a Share Purchase Plan to raise an additional $3 million from existing eligible shareholders.
Rocket Seeder will guide those working on ideas around personalised nutrition, snacking on the go, healthy ageing, and sustainable consumption & packaging.
Looking to shift the status quo of the traditional property buying and selling process to benefit the customer is Ballarat startup NextAddress, founded by Julie O’Donohue.
Not-for-profit YGAP has opened applications for its 2018 intakes of First Gens, an accelerator program aimed at providing support to early-stage social impact companies led by migrants and refugees in Australia.
Melbourne hub Hatch Quarter is creating a ‘playbook’ to help new migrant and refugee entrepreneurs more easily navigate the Victorian startup industry and community.
The Victorian government’s independent startup body, LaunchVic has partnered with Silicon Valley organisation Change Catalyst to host its Tech Inclusion Conference in Melbourne in February.
Fresh off the launch of its Sydney space Hoist, coworking community York Butter Factory has acquired fellow Melbourne coworking space Teamsquare.