Antler Australia held its virtual Demo Day recently, live streamed from Sydney to almost 1,600 people around the world, off the back of more than 2,000 registrations. “We are humbled and encouraged by the level of support the global and local tech startup and investor ecosystems continue to show Antler Sydney and our portfolio companies,”… Read more »
The UNSW Founders has invested $140,000 in seven startups as part of its 2020 10x Accelerator program. The ventures were chosen from among 75 startups that applied for the program and each one receives a $20,000 investment from UNSW. The companies will now take part in the 3-month support program, which this year will be delivered… Read more »
Sydney-based Social Impact Hub has selected eight startups to be part of the first cohort in its new Scaling Impact accelerator program. Social Impact Hub founder and director Jessica Roth said the focused on selecting those enterprises that have strong business models, operating in resilient sectors and we chosen from more than 70 applications. “They… Read more »
Yes, be honest! Be honest about what you think you’ve learned so far, and what you hope to learn about during the accelerator. No accelerator wants startup founders who pretend they don’t need any help, that believe they are a sure bet for success. Accelerators exist to coach you, and if you don’t need any… Read more »
The Victorian startups walk out with $450,000 in contracts from the first accelerator for government work
Three Victorian startups, Envision Systems, Sky Ledge and WeGuide, have landed contracts worth $450,000 as the first cohort of CivVic Labs, the accelerator to startups to gain access to government procurement contracts. Each startup received $150,000 from the Better Care Victoria Innovation Fund. Sky Ledge will work with St Vincent’s Hospital to build out the prototype of a… Read more »
CivVic Labs, the Victorian accelerator for startups gain access to government procurement contracts, has opened applications for its next cohort. The latest round includes a range of government departments, all seeking for startups to develop products and solutions for the public sector. The WorkSafe challenge seeks to explore how emerging technology can help prevent physical… Read more »
Australian property development giant Mirvac is launching an accelerator program focused on environmental and social change. The Impact Accelerator is being run in partnership with INCO, the Paris-based global VC and not-for-profit accelerator venture for green tech and social impact startups. Applications are now open for Australian startups and entrepreneurs to apply for The Impact Accelerator,… Read more »
Edible Bug Shop founder Skye Blackburn. Photo: Megann Evans. That crunch in your chocolate bar might not be peanuts one day if the startups backed by food giant Mars are anything to go by. The confectionery and pet food producer has chosen six food-focused Australian startups for its inaugural Seeds of Change accelerator, developing ideas… Read more »
US startup accelerator Techstars is coming to Melbourne with a focus on sport thanks to LaunchVic, Tennis Australia and Victoria University. The Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator will be based at Tennis Australia’s Melbourne Park HQ at its media centre. The mentorship-driven accelerator will run for 13 weeks programs, taking in 10 startups annually. Founded in… Read more »
Catalysr, the Western Sydney startup incubator for entrepreneurs from migrant and refugee backgrounds – they call them ‘migrapreneurs’ – is in the final days of seeking applications for its 2019 pre-accelerator program. Applications close next Monday, July 1, so if you know or are a refugee or migrant keen to launch their own startup… Read more »
Dr Christine Pitt, CEO of the Food Futures Company, at the launch of the Mars Seeds of Change Accelerator. Source: supplied Global food giant Mars is launching a food accelerator in Australia and the US and is now on the hunt for early-stage food-focused companies with an emphasis on healthier and more sustainable products. The… Read more »
Startup accelerator BlueChilli is launching a healthtech accelerator in Singapore, giving the Sydney-based venture a permanent HQ in the city-state. Founder Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin has partnered with the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry’s development agency, Enterprise Singapore, to launch the accelerator with an eye to the fact that the US$6.3 billion invested in 2018… Read more »
Following the successful launch of Green Light, the world’s first algae biotech accelerator program in September 2018, applications for Round 2 are now open for NSW based small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups.
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 »
Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) has partnered with impact investment firm Giant Leap to expand beyond Melbourne University.