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Here are the 8 startups going into the Social Impact Hub’s new scaling accelerator

- July 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

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 »

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How to nail your tech accelerator application

- June 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

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 »

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The Victorian startups walk out with $450,000 in contracts from the first accelerator for government work

- February 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

  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 »

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A bunch of Victorian government departments are looking for startups to help them out

- September 27, 2019 2 MIN READ

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 »

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One of Australia’s biggest property developers is launching a social change startup accelerator

- August 19, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

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 »

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Tennis Australia and LaunchVic are backing a sportstech accelerator for Melbourne

- July 25, 2019 2 MIN READ

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 »

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Applications for Catalysr’s migrant entrepreneur program are about to close

- June 26, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

  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 »

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BlueChilli is heading to Singapore to open a healthtech accelerator

- May 7, 2019 2 MIN READ

  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 »

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CivVic Labs launches inaugural challenge program

- April 4, 2019 2 MIN READ

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 »