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Meet the inspiring women in BlueChilli’s new SheStarts accelerator

- June 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

Innovation hub BlueChilli has revealed the 10 startups it has selected for its latest SheStarts accelerator program for women. The female-led startups were chosen from 400 applications and 50 startups who took part in a two-week bootcamp. SheStarts3 is a six-month venture building program exploring issues such as sustainable agriculture and mental health. It’s backed… Read more »

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An Aboriginal man has launched a $500 million investment fund to back indigenous businesses

- June 5, 2019 1 MIN READ

  The private sector is stepping in to back Aboriginal entrepreneurs with a new $500 investment infrastructure fund. Chris Croker, a Luritja man from Central Australia, and MD of Impact Investment Group launched the Indigenous Infrastructure Investment Fund last week to mark National Reconciliation Week. The fund hopes to invest $500 million over five years… Read more »

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This new investment platform lets startup founders pitch for funding and sign deals on their mobile phone

- June 4, 2019 2 MIN READ

Leading private investment platform Wholesale Investor has launched a capital raising admin platform that’s mobile friendly CRIISP lets founders raise capital, access investors, manage and track investor interest. The platform offers access to Wholesale Investor’s network of 21,500+ investors Investment platform Wholesale Investor has launched a new SaaS capital raising admin platform, dubbed CRIISP, which… Read more »

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Deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations appoints Google exec Sally-Ann Williams as CEO

- June 4, 2019 1 MIN READ

The incoming CEO of Cicada Innovations, Sally-Ann Williams Sydney-based deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations has recruited senior Google executive Sally-Ann Williams to lead the organisation as CEO. Chairman Andrew Rothery said Williams was the ideal person for the task and chosen for her vast experience in technology-driven businesses and Australia’s start-up ecosystem. “The experience she has… Read more »

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An Australian films on demand startup just cracked the world’s most prolific cinema market

- June 3, 2019 2 MIN READ

Demand.film, the Perth-based on-demand cinema startup currently trying to raise $2 million through crowdfunding, has signed a partnership deal to enter one of the world’s biggest movie markets: India.  The agreement with Indian-based VKAAO takes Demand into its eighth market and the alliance adds a range of Indian films, from exclusive titles to classics, to… Read more »

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The federal government is offering $50,000 grants so you can take your idea global

- June 3, 2019 1 MIN READ

The Australian government is offering researchers and businesses up to take their products global under round four of its Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the grants are designed to strengthen international partnerships between small businesses and researchers. “Connecting small and medium enterprises with the research… Read more »

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THE POWER LIST: The best in Australian small businesses and startups right now

- May 31, 2019 2 MIN READ

The $30 billion men – Atlassian cofounders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar.   Kochie’s Business Builders has just released its inaugural POWER LIST in partnership with Google Ads to shines a light on the people influencing and innovating across the startup and small business ecosystems. Among those singled out are Australian Small Business and Family… Read more »