Funding

Ocean Impact Organisations chooses two Australian startups for its first accelerator

- June 9, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australia-based Ocean Impact Organisation has selected six startups from around the world for its inaugural Ocean Impact Accelerator Program. Revealing the startups on World Ocean Day, OIO co-founder and CEO Nick Chiarelli said two of the companies, Nuvoe from Sydney, and Uuvipak from Brisbane, are among the six potentially game-changing startups involved in the 7-month… Read more »

Accelerator

LaunchVic is looking for more startup accelerators to fund

- May 9, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Victorian startup agency LaunchVic is offering grants of up to $2 million to support accelerator programs for local founders. Applications for the grant program are now open for experienced accelerator program providers to deliver either generalist or sector-specific programs over the next three years. LaunchVic CEO Dr Kate Cornick said the need for tailored support,… Read more »

Dr Kate Cornick
Accelerator

LaunchVic is on the hunt for budding startup founders to tackle key health issues facing young people

- April 29, 2022 2 MIN READ

Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic, is partnering with the state’s health authority VicHealth to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to tackle of the key health issues of young people with a new accelerator program. The VicHealth X LaunchVic CivVic Challenge is looking for aspiring founders and early stage startups keen to find solutions that… Read more »

R&D, science
Accelerator

CSIRO’s VC fund Main Sequence is backing biotech startups in a new UNSW accelerator

- March 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

The University of NSW entrepreneurship program, UNSW Founders, will launch a new venture-backed accelerator for deep tech startups focused on synthetic biology and biotech with support from the CSIRO’s VC arm, Main Sequence. SynBio 10x will run in conjunction with the RNA Institute and UNSW School of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences. Main Sequence will invest $120,000… Read more »

Catalysr
Accelerator

Migrant entrepreneur accelerator Catalysr has launched a fellowship program

- March 14, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Startup accelerator Catalysr, which helps migrants and refugees build startup businesses in Australia, is ramping up its support for “migrapreneurs” (migrant entrepreneurs)  with a new fellowship program. CEO Usman Iftikhar launched Catalysr as a solution to the difficulties he faced in getting a business off the ground as a new Australian. The shift to online… Read more »

Bronwyn Le Grice
Other tech

There’s a big focus on helping kids in the five medtech startups backed by ANDHealth’s new commercialisation program

- December 20, 2021 2 MIN READ

ANDHealth has revealed the five startups chosen to be a part in its Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funded ANDHealth+ program. Australia’s only not-for-profit digital health commercialisation organisation is sharing a pool of $3.75 million in funding between the five ventures via the ANDHealth Digital Health Accelerator Fund. The five-month program also includes more than… Read more »

Atto
Accelerator

Here are the incredible 23 female founders presenting at the Atto accelerator’s Demo Day

- November 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

It’s been a busy year for Atto, the accelerator that helps female founders launch tech companies. The organisation will hold the Atto Demo Day this Wednesday, November 24 from 11am with an impressive 26 female founders from 23 startups. Entrepreneur Kate Kendall launched Atto in 2019 to empower female founders to build global, scalable and sustainable… Read more »

Accelerator

The one Spark Festival event every aspiring founder needs to see: picking the right accelerator for your startup

- October 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australia now has more tech accelerators than a Tesla Gigafactory. But if you’re a founder thinking about joining one, how to you choose the right match in the startup sector’s version of Married At First Site. Even finding out about them takes tons of research before you drill down into the details of what’s on… Read more »

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
Accelerator

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 »

Accelerator

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 »

Accelerator

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 »