Dr Hazel MacTavish-West, Seedlab Australia
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Woolies ploughs $4 million into product accelerator Seedlab Australia

- July 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

Supermarket giant Woolworths is backing accelerator Seedlab Australia with a $4 million investment to help startup founders develop new food, beverage, home and personal care products. The Seedlab accelerator program will identify founders and ventures with the potential for high growth in categories such as artisan foods, health and wellness, and more sustainable products, offering… Read more »

x15ventures, Toby Norton-Smith
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CBA’s startup investment arm, X15ventures, is looking for retail innovation startups for its next accelerator program

- June 22, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Commonwealth Bank’s fintech investment arm, x15ventures, is on the hunt for startup founders looking to reimagine the retail experience to take part in its accelerator program, Xccelerate21. Xccelerate21 is a fast-tracked program for experienced entrepreneurs to achieve rapid growth for their startup. This year, applicants will be invited to reimagine retail, including how customers… Read more »

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Here are the 7 incredible startups in the latest Remarkable program helping people with disabilities

- June 11, 2021 3 MIN READ

Tech accelerator Remarkable has a new cohort of seven companies changing people’s lives. Remarkable’s mission is to support startups harnessing tech to empower people living with disability. The organisation provides seed funding, mentoring, coaching, investor networks, expertise and guidance, with Alan Jones among the mentors individually guiding the founders. The seven global ventures range from… Read more »

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Antler’s Melbourne roll-out ramps up with a new HQ

- May 20, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Antler Australia, the two-year-old  Sydney-based startup accelerator and investor, which is expanding into Melbourne, has hired Sam Hilditch, the former Airbnb GM and strategy lead for Airwallex to lead its Victorian operations. As Head of Melbourne, Hilditch has been charged with building the firm’s local presence and leading future cohorts to successful investment outcomes.  With… Read more »

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Startmate’s revamped Office Hours reboots as Open House from next week

- May 13, 2021 2 MIN READ

Startmate’s Open House program, kicks off next Monday, May 17. The free, two-week long virtual festival – the former Office Hours – gives budding and early-stage founders the chance to problem-solve and learn from expert founders and operators at some of the region’s top start-ups through 1:1 mentoring, founder-to-founder relationship building, fireside chats and functional… Read more »

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Startmate expands its New Zealand footprint

- April 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

Startmate’s New Zealand expansion plans continue with the Australian startup accelerator making its first local appointment, making Auckland-based Ryan Walker its community and partnerships associate. In his first months in the role, Walker is visiting key startup hubs across the twin island to ensure the Kiwi startup ecosystem is primed to leverage Startmate’s global network… Read more »

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Nicole Cook joins women-led business accelerator SBE Australia as its first CEO

- April 19, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Former Jobs for NSW boss Nicole Cook is taking on a key role in inspiring the next generation of female founders, signing on as the first CEO of SBE Australia, an accelerator for women-led businesses. The not-for-profit, which helps female entrepreneurs scale technology and life science-based businesses globally, counts Canva co-founder Mel Perkins among its… Read more »

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Catalysr is running a 12-week pre-accelerator program to help migrapreneurs decide if they want to have a crack

- March 16, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Startup accelerator Catalysr helps migrants and refugees build the businesses that contribute to Australia’s economic success. And now, after five years helping people in Sydney and Melbourne, the organisation is going national with plans to help for than 400 “migrapreneurs” (migrant entrepreneurs) over the next two years. Since 2016, Catalysr has supported more than 400… Read more »

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UNSW’s Founders 10x accelerator is seeking startups for its next program

- March 10, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has opened applications for its Founders 10x Accelerator program. The Founders 10x program, UNSW’s flagship startup accelerator program, is designed for high-potential, tech-enabled startups to help them become ‘investment ready’. the program’s Director of Entrepreneurship, David Burt, said they were excited to see what ideas have emerged from… Read more »

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Antler Australia is expanding to Melbourne

- March 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

Antler Australia will open an office in Melbourne in mid-2021 as the Sydney-based startup accelerator and investor moves from a year of virtual, online programs to a more physical presence. The venture, which launched in Australia in 2019, has backed 40 companies in that time and began something of a de facto national expansion in… Read more »