Bronwyn Le Grice

Applications for ANDHealth’s startup accelerator program are now open

- May 22, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

Health tech commercialisation group ANDHealth has opened applications for its ANDHealth+ program accelerator program, seeking 5-7 digital health startup. The program also offers up to $3.75 million in equity-free funding alongside support from a network of experts to help the startups involved scale. ANDHealth+ is funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). The program… Read more »

Andrew Forrest

Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo is looking to back Indigenous startup entrepreneurs

- May 19, 2023 2 MIN READ

Applications have opened for the Minderoo Foundation’s 2023 Dream Venture Masterclasses with $200,000 in seed funding on offer for First Nations business owners. The Minderoo Foundation is mining billionaire Andrew Forrest and his wife Nicola’s philanthropic venture. Dream Venture is led by Minderoo Foundation’s Generation One initiative to equip First Nations entrepreneurs with the connections,… Read more »

Australian Open, Rod Laver Arena

Applications for Tennis Australia’s latest accelerator program for sports and entertainment startups have just opened

- May 16, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

Applications for the second round of Tennis Australia’s AO StartUps accelerator program are now open. Seven tech startup were part of the inaugural cohort, developing and testing out their ideas in real time during the Australian Open (AO) in January, including Cape Bionics, Equidi, Calyx, MATCHi, Amperfii, Recut and YBVR. The program helps startups develop their technology at the AO and across… Read more »

Reactory founder Mark Eltom

It’s whisky Jim, but not as we know it: how distilling startup Reactory is creating mature flavours in days rather than decades

- May 15, 2023 4 MIN READ

Like so many of the world’s great tech companies, Reactory’s story starts in a garage. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, while others were making their own kombucha and sourdough, Mark Eltom bought a still, and started making and maturing booze. A few lockdowns in, he was getting pretty good at it. Mark is… Read more »

Tamara Berryman

Here are the 10 startups emerging from the Curtin University Accelerate program

- May 9, 2023 3 MIN READ

Ten startups have emerged out of Curtin University’s 12-week Accelerate program spanning healthcare, education, mining, and technology. The 2023 cohort is Wata Watcha, Procuracon, Care Corner, Luddi, Heal Domain, Rock AI, Matilda Health, Insole Lab, STEM XR, and Speed Signature. Several are already generating revenue from customers and together they share $100,000 in equity-free funding,… Read more »

Scott Handsaker
Cyber security

So long & thanks for all the phish: cybersecurity accelerator CyRise calls it quits

- April 27, 2023 2 MIN READ

Cybersecurity accelerator CyRise, which has programs in Sydney and Melbourne, will close next month after five years. The program has backed 39 startups across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, India and the US since it launched in 2017, with the backing of British IT services and consulting firm NTT and Deakin University. The program pioneered support… Read more »


Sparklabs is hunting for 10 startups to back in its CleanTech accelerator

- April 4, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

Applications for SparkLabs Cultiv8’s cleantech accelerator are open for another fortnight, with space for 10 startups ready to transform the future of agri-food tech.  The global Sparklabs Group invests in early-stage companies and each startup will receive up to A$100,000 in seed funding. Apply here – but get cracking because they close on April 17. … Read more »

Good Car Co, Anton Vikstrom, Anthony Broese van Groenou, Sam Whitehead.
Climate Tech

EnergyLab is backing these 11 Australian lithium battery startups with plans to change the world

- February 2, 2023 2 MIN READ

Lithium is the new black as demand for electric vehicles and renewable energy batteries grows, so Australia’s largest climate tech startup accelerator EnergyLab, has decided to do something about it, backing 11 startups in the space in a new program Australia produces 60% of the world’s lithium, but only represents 1% of global product value… Read more »

Australian Open, Rod Laver Arena

AO Startups serves up 5 companies for its Australian Open accelerator program

- January 25, 2023 4 MIN READ

Tennis Australia’s AO Startups program has announced five of the seven startup involved in its pioneering new accelerator program. The startups were chosen from among 165 applications to the program, which is designed to help early-stage companies pilot cutting-edge technologies at the Australian Open (AO) and tennis more broadly. Tennis Australia Head of Innovation Dr Machar Reid said… Read more »


LaunchVic tips $3.1 million into startup accelerators Climate Salad, ANDHealth and Antler

- October 26, 2022 2 MIN READ

Victoria’s government-backed startup agency, LaunchVic, is supporting three local accelerator programs with a total of $3.1 million in funding. CEO Dr Kate Cornick the funds will help fast track the growth of up to 160 local startups. “By backing programs with a proven track record of helping founders, we will ensure LaunchVic supports our rapidly… Read more »

Sydney Biomedical Accelerator

Sydney University is building a $478 million biomedical accelerator

- August 30, 2022 2 MIN READ

The University of Sydney is building a biomedical precinct worth $478 million to fast track research and patient care. The Sydney Biomedical Accelerator (SBA) will be the university’s largest ever capital investment, with the research precinct co-located at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University’s Camperdown campuses, within the Tech Central precinct. It will span 36,000 square metres… Read more »

Gaurav Kawar

Frank Lab names the 10 startups in its new accelerator program

- August 8, 2022 2 MIN READ

Law Firm Hall & Wilcox has chosen 10 startups for its 2022 Frank Lab accelerator program, spanning climate to edutech, fintech and even art. Frank Lab 2022 follows the success of the 2021 female-focused cohort and the 2020 and 2019 programs, which helped accelerate a broad range of businesses and their solutions. These included an open banking/data-sharing platform, rocket engine technologies,… Read more »


The Founder Institute is on the hunt for Australian and NZ startups for its Spring program

- July 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

The world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, the Founder Institute, has opened its Spring program for aspiring entrepreneurs in Australia and New Zealand. The trans-Tasman 16-week part-time program follows the recent visit to Australia by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as part of a trade mission. Sydney-based Founder Institute co-director and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre ambassador Phoebe… Read more »