Other tech

Aboriginal-founded online edtech ClassHive ramps up national ambitions as it saves teachers admin time

- February 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

ClassHive, an edtech startup with Aboriginal founders, is helping transform teaching in primary schools across Australia after a successful beta phase. The startup provides digital education tools to simplify teaching and learning.  Developed by Wingaru Education founders Lesley and Harvey Woodhouse, ClassHive offers a secure online learning environment for students and teachers, with a one-stop… Read more »


Southstart, Startmate and Rampersand are teaming up to give early stage founders a chance to talk with VCs and pitch their startups

- February 16, 2023 2 MIN READ

Adelaide ideas and innovation festival Southstart is joining forces with startup accelerator Startmate and VC Rampersand to create two new opportunities for this year’s program, under the theme Odyssey.  Rampersand’s Giant Warm Intro, which connects underrepresented founders with investors, and was a huge hit in Sydney last year (it returns in 2023) is heading to… Read more »


Applications for Monash Uni’s Validator program 2023 close soon

- February 16, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

Innovators with a hunger to turn their ideas into reality can apply to the Monash generator’s Validator program 2023. The Generator is Monash University’s central startup hub and its entrepreneurial support program is for early-stage ideas, startups, and social enterprises.  More than 1000 founders from the Monash community have been through one of the programs.… Read more »


Airwallex builds out its leadership team with Stripe and Morgan Stanley execs

- February 16, 2023 2 MIN READ

Global payments and financial platform, Airwallex announced senior appointments to its leadership team as they focus on expansion into 2023.  Airwallex is a global financial and payment platform that helps entrepreneurs eliminate unnecessary costs and complexity associated with traditional financial systems. It offers an all-in-one platform for managing payments, treasury, and spending and is trusted… Read more »

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Women in tech

Girl Geek Academy’s Sarah Moran says the federal government needs to act for women in STEM funding

- February 15, 2023 3 MIN READ

The federal government won’t release new funding till its Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review is complete by the end of this year, but Girl Geek Academy (GGA) cofounder Sarah Moran says that’s too long a wait for funding new programs.  The Academy is calling for swift action to support women in STEM careers.  “With… Read more »


Investment insights platform NetworksX lands $610,000 Seed round

- February 15, 2023 2 MIN READ

Investment and market research services provider, NetworksX, has landed $610,000 in the Seed capital Melbourne-based Pitch Venture Capital and European investors led the round.  The fresh cash will expand the company’s operations to provide deeper and faster research services, increase automation, and broaden its offering to investors.  NetworksX does deep-dive analysis of markets using industry… Read more »

RMIT Hydrogen researchers
Climate Tech

RMIT researchers have found a cheaper way to make green hydrogen from seawater

- February 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Scientists at RMIT have made a breakthrough by developing a cheaper and more energy-efficient way to make hydrogen directly from seawater, without needing to desalinate the water. Hydrogen has long been touted as a sustainable alternative fuel and a potential solution to critical energy challenges, particularly for industries that are more difficult to transition to… Read more »

Render CEO Sam Pratt

Construction tech Render adds to C-suite with former Google and Calix execs after doubling global headcount

- February 14, 2023 2 MIN READ

Render Networks has made two key executive appointments after doubling its workforce over the past year. The construction tech platform’s growth comes after IFM Investor took a $40 million majority stake in the business in mid-2022. Omar Ramadan, former Calix and Advanced Fibre Communications executive, has joined Render as the Vice President of Customer Operations.… Read more »

TalkVia AI Ray Guy
Other tech

Two tech startups are tapping into AI to help businesses lift their customer service

- February 10, 2023 2 MIN READ

Two tech startups, TalkVia AI and a2b Transformation have joined forces to tackle Australia’s job shortage with Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT)-powered digital workers for customer service roles.  Queensland-based TalkVia AI streamlines customer service conversations using artificial intelligence and helps businesses engage with customers on a larger scale.  Victorian tech co a2b Transformation provides businesses with… Read more »

Ovira period pain
Other tech

Healthtech startup Ovira is helping women tackle a key problem – drug-free period pain relief

- February 10, 2023 2 MIN READ

Female readers know how bad period pain can get. For the men, I’d say, imagine being kicked in the nuts every month for four days straight. Oof. Ouch, right?  That’s what it feels like for your mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, or any friends with a vagina going through primary menstrual pain (dysmenorrhoea) or, even worse,… Read more »

Ocean Impact, Tim Silverwood, Nick Chiarelli
Climate Tech

Applications are now open for the 2023 Ocean Impact Accelerator Program

- February 8, 2023 2 MIN READ

Australian environmental startup accelerator and investor Ocean Impact Organisation  (OIO) is again running its six-month accelerator program for startups working on solutions to transform ocean health. The not-for-profit seeks 10 “game-changing” startups working on sustainability solutions. Startups focusing on ocean-related issues can apply here.  The Ocean Impact Accelerator Program (OIAP) is an initiative that helps… Read more »

23Strands Genome sequencing
Other tech

Healthtech startup 23Strands is taking genomics mainstream to transform medicine

- February 6, 2023 2 MIN READ

Biotech startup 23Strands is planning to take genomics into mainstream healthcare through its cutting-edge research and innovations in bioinformatics, scientific literature analysis, and clinical insights based on whole genome sequencing (WGS). A human body contains around 3 billion pairs of genes. But the function of every gene is still not known. Genome sequencing links genes… Read more »

Trent Innes

Hotels platform SiteMinder signs up former Xero boss Trent Innes as chief growth officer

- February 6, 2023 2 MIN READ

Hotels tech venture, SiteMinder, has appointed former Xero managing director, Trent Innes, as Chief Growth Officer (CGO) and ex Apple executive, Tim Howard, as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  SiteMinder is an open hotel commerce platform, enabling hotels and lodging operators to market, sell, manage and expand their operations. The tech venture provides a complete… Read more »