Payments disruptor Afterpay rocked the industry when it took out fintech organisation of the year at the Finnies for the second year in a row last year. Now, the global buy now, pay later company has become the first winner to sponsor the Finnies and is a major sponsor for the 2019 Awards.
Calling all startups who want to work with government on problems that matter to the public. Startups with expertise in predictive analytics, data capture, artificial intelligence or customer feedback are encouraged to explore the challenges presented. Applications have been extended until 24 April 5pm AEST.
On this episode, we chat about office space with Paul Edwards, General Manager of Workplace Experiences at Mirvac.
Australia’s first incubator program dedicated to helping blockchain startups get their businesses up and running will be established in Adelaide. South Australian blockchain advisory firm Crypto SA has been awarded A$170,000 from the Federal Government to open the Crypto SA Lab in September.
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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 »
In an exciting industry first, Clubs NSW have partnered with Slingshot, Australia’s leading corporate accelerator, to run ClubsTHRIVE – a program focused on innovation to generate new investment and growth opportunities. Watch our Facebook LIVE chat to hear more about the program [Applications close April 7].
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.