Beauty and fashion

Skincare startup Seresilk has developed ethical products so the silkworms live after harvest

- May 11, 2023 2 MIN READ

Skincare brand Seresilk, is on a mission to create an ethical silk industry and has developed chemical and cruelty-free silk-based products as a first step to achieve that. Taylor Battistella founded Seresilk in 2021 having worked with silk since he was 12. His first business was selling silkworms to schools and retail customers. Learning of… Read more »


Hot luggage startup July reveals its new retail look

- April 21, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

Melbourne’s retail landscape is even more stylish with the opening of luggage startup July’s new flagship store in the QV Centre in the CBD.  The Australian luggage brand, known for its innovative and practical designs, has opened its fourth experience store.  It has a vibe straight out of the golden age of travel, thanks to… Read more »

Manon Beauchamp-Tardieu plastic
Climate Tech

This startup sells packaging that composts in 90 days

- April 21, 2023 2 MIN READ

A climate tech startup developed by a fashion designer is transforming sugar can waste into coffee cups and cutlery that breaks down quickly into compost after it’s been used  Little Green Panda was founded by Manon Beauchamp-Tardieu, who launched her side hustle while working as an accessories fashion designer at Zara. Her sustainable packaging startup offers… Read more »

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Women in tech

Two mums built an app to manage a mundane but important task – paying bills

- April 19, 2023 2 MIN READ

Two busy moms from Australia have come up with an ingenious solution to one of the most mundane yet important household tasks: bill management.  Mireille Boutros and Carolina Flores struggled with managing their bills and searching for better deals while juggling their work and family responsibilities.  They knew they weren’t the only ones dealing with… Read more »

Korea Startup Grand Challenge

The K-Startup Grand Challenge is your chance to crack the Asian market with a residency in South Korea

- April 18, 2023 2 MIN READ

One of Asia-pacific-region’s (APAC) top tech accelerator programs, K-Startup Grand Challenge (KSGC), is returning for its 8th year with a focus on international startups.  Australia startups have enjoyed great success at KSGC, with two featuring in the top 10 in 2022.  Applications for 2023 are now open and close on May 18.  KSGC was launched… Read more »

New Wave

Female Startup Club founder donates $5,000 to UNSW’s New Wave Program to bridge entrepreneurial gender gap

- April 18, 2023 2 MIN READ

Founder and host of the Female Startup Club, Doone Roisin, will make a first-ever philanthropic donation to the New Wave program at New South Wales University (UNSW).  New Wave provides women-identifying students, staff, and alumni opportunities to enhance their startup skills through workshops, masterclasses with experts, and mentorship from industry leaders.  This support is available… Read more »

Pleasant State
Climate Tech

These female founders set out to change household cleaning with an eco-friendly focus

- April 18, 2023 3 MIN READ

Concerns over cleaning chemicals and single-use plastics have led two female founders to launch a startup to create eco-friendly and more sustainable household cleaning solutions. Pleasant State  was founded in 2020 Ami Bateman and Sian Murray with a vision to rid households of toxic chemicals, replacing them with healthier, just-add-water cleaning solutions, also putting an… Read more »

FinTech Australia General Manager Rehan D'Almeida

Here are the finalists of the FinTech Australia Finnie awards for 2023

- April 17, 2023 3 MIN READ

The finalists for FinTech Australia’s seventh annual business awards, known as The Finnies, have been announced. This year’s awards received over 300 entries from over 250 fintechs across 19 categories, with judges shortlisting 156 finalists. FinTech Australia general manager Rehan D’Almeida said they’re announcing the finalists a bit later than usual due to the deliberation… Read more »


PHOTOS: A look inside MYOB’s new Melbourne office

- April 14, 2023 4 MIN READ

Pioneering Australian software company MYOB has opened new Australian headquarters in Melbourne The 6000-square-metres site, spanning four levels, brings together the MYOB team under one roof for the first time in the inner-city suburb of Melbourne, a 10-minute walk from the MCG. The design and location of MYOB’s Cremorne office reflect its internal and external… Read more »

Scalare Partners CEO Carolyn Breeze

Tech investor Scalare Partners acquires national startup mentoring program the Australian Technologies Competition

- April 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

Early-stage tech investor and advisory firm Scalare Partners has acquired the annual Australian Technologies Competition (ATC), which helps build promising tech companies for the world stage. The ATC has an alumni pool of 350 past winners, including telehealth platform Coviu, global agri-business Agri-Digital and ASX-listed cleantech company Calix.  Scalare Partners CEO Carolyn Breeze said the… Read more »


3 Australian startup founders make the final of the Cartier Women’s Initiative

- April 12, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

The annual Cartier Women’s Initiative (CWI), which supports early-stage women-run companies focusing on social and environmental impact, has selected three Australian startup founder among its 33 finalists.  The program provides financial, social, and human capital support and this year expanded its Oceania focus as a new standalone regional award, which Cartier CEO Cyrille Vigneron said… Read more »

Cyber security

ACT launches CYNAPSE, a new cyber workforce program to address AI bias in hiring

- April 11, 2023 2 MIN READ

It’s not news that artificial intelligence (AI) can be biased, and since AI-powered tools are used for almost everything now, including recruiting, there is unconscious bias in hiring processes.  ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has launched a new cyber workforce program to address the issue. The Cyber National Assessment Program for Skills and Employment (CYNAPSE)… Read more »