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.
Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D has unveiled the 10 startups taking part in SYD6, the sixth run of its Sydney program.
ygap to launch Polished Man accelerator to support ventures working to end violence against children
An initiative of ygap, the funds collected through the Polished Man campaign are dedicated to trauma prevention and trauma recovery programs for children who are at risk of, or have suffered, violence.
ASX-listed property development company Stockland has partnered with BlueChilli to launch the Stockland Accelerator for startups working in the property technology – or proptech – space.
Catalysr, a Sydney-based organisation supporting ‘migrapreneur’-led startups, is calling for applications to its 2018 pre-accelerator program.
News Corp Australia has partnered with Slingshot Accelerator to launch News Bolt, an internal innovation program for its 8,000 staff across the country.
The Victorian Government has launched Foundry658, a program geared towards growing the state’s “creative and cultural” businesses.