Accelerator

Here are the 6 startups tackling climate change in EnergyLab’s new accelerator

- August 17, 2021 2 MIN READ

EnergyLab’s new Climate Solutions Accelerator has chosen six startups for its six-month program. The companies have also received a combined $500,000 in pre-seed investment. Three of the six are Sydney-based, with two from Brisbane and another from California. Three of the startups have a female CEO. The startups involved are: Circle Harvest, which is creating… Read more »

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 »

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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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News & Analysis

The budget killed off millions of dollars of support for startup incubators

- May 13, 2021 3 MIN READ

A program offering up to $250,000 to support startup incubators was closed by the federal government on budget night as treasurer Josh Frydenberg the government’s innovation credentials. The Incubator Support Initiative offered between $13,000 to $250,000 of funding for up to two years for incubator projects, covering up to 65% of the cost in regional… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Rabobank’s agtech accelerator, FoodBytes, is looking for startups to launch globally

- May 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Innovative Australian food and agri startups have the chance to showcase their businesses on the world stage through the international FoodBytes! Pitch program, which is currently open for applications.  FoodBytes! is global agribusiness bank Rabobank’s food and agriculture innovation platform – designed to drive collaboration between startups, corporate leaders, investors and farmers as part of… 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 »

News & Analysis

Space accelerator Moonshot just backed 11 startups shooting for the stars

- April 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

Space tech incubator Moonshot has nearly trebled its planned investments in local space startups, backing 11 ventures, rather than the four it had planned for 2021. As Moonshot beds down its space tech accelerator and pre-accelerator programs, CEO Troy McCann said they were overwhelmed by the quality of the applicants. “We coordinated a whopping 225… 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 »

Antler Australia

Everything you need to know about the startups in Antler’s latest Demo Day

- November 30, 2020 10 MIN READ

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 »

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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 »

Opinion

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 »