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What Australian startup accelerators can do to prove their worth

- June 28, 2024 3 MIN READ

When Australian startup fever took hold in the mid-2010s, state governments used taxpayer money to support high-growth technology businesses with the intent to leverage the benefits these businesses could deliver to future-proof their economies. As a result, sophisticated industry scaffolding began to emerge in support of the fearless few willing to dive in and try… Read more »


BeanstalkAgTech is building a $10 million venture studio to back nearly 100 startups focused on drought resilience

- June 27, 2024 2 MIN READ

Food and agriculture advisory and venture firm Beanstalk AgTech has launched a venture program to support researchers and entrepreneurs build new agtech products and services for farmers. The $10 million project is working towards building the world’s first venture studio for drought resilience, supported by the federal government’s Future Drought Fund. Expressions of interest for … Read more »

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ARM Hub and MTPConnect collaborate on a new AI accelerator for biomed startups

- June 17, 2024 2 MIN READ

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub and MTPConnect have teamed up to launch the Biomedical AI Sprints Accelerator (BASA) so biomedical startup can harness the power of data and artificial intelligence (AI).  BASA will offer $25,000-50,000 in matched funding and upskill high-growth startup teams in using AI and data analytics, giving them access to… Read more »

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Queensland brings sportstech accelerator ASTN north to back 40 startups

- June 11, 2024 2 MIN READ

As the Brisbane Olympics loom in 2032, the Queensland government is keen to get local sportstech startups on the podium with new accelerator programs. The state government-backed Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) is bringing Melbourne-based Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) north with funding from the QIC-managed Queensland Venture Capital Development Fund (QVCDF). The accelerator and entrepreneurship programs… Read more »

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SparkLabs Cultiv8 reveals 9 startups for its latest accelerator

- May 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

Cleantech agri-food accelerator SparkLabs Cultiv8 has announced the nine startups taking part in its annual accelerator program. Founder Jonathon Quigley said the nine were chosen for their contributions towards creating a more sustainable and efficient global food production system. “The interest in this sector has grown enormously over the past eight years, as well as… Read more »


_SOUTHSTART teamed up with the Adelaide Economic Development Agency to launch an accelerator for the SA capital’s startups

- April 18, 2024 < 1 MIN READ

One of Australia’s most-loved startup festivals _SOUTHSTART has forged a strategic partnership with the Adelaide Economic Development Agency to launch a new accelerator program. MASTERM!ND is a 5-month accelerator for up to 10 startups based in the South Australian capital. _SOUTHSTART co-director Danielle Seymour said the accelerator builds on the organisation’s commitment to catalysing innovation and… Read more »

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Startmate Demo Day: KiwiFibre has turned a native New Zealand plant into something better than carbon fibre

- April 17, 2024 5 MIN READ

Ahead of Startmate Demo Day on May 2 in Sydney at Blackbird’s Sunrise, Startup Daily is profiling the 10 startups involved. Today it’s New Zealand startup Kiwifibre, which is hoping to build race cars from plants. KiwiFibre creates natural fibre composite materials from ‍Harakeke – a natively grown New Zealand wonder plant, and one of the… Read more »

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Western Australia is getting a government-back nature and biodiversity accelerator thanks to Founders Factory

- April 11, 2024 2 MIN READ

Startups in Western Australia looking to address biodiversity and the environment will get a helping hand thanks to a $7.2 million grant from the state government. The global tech investor and accelerator Founders Factory is setting up shop in Perth, as its first Australian base, with the funding. The WA government’s investment of $2.4 million… Read more »

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Disability tech accelerator and investor Remarkable goes global, backing US catheter startup’s $9.1 million Seed round

- April 4, 2024 2 MIN READ

Australian disability tech accelerator Remarkable has backed a US med tech startup reducing urinary tract infection (UTI) risks in a US$6 million (A$9.1m) Seed raise. The round for New York medtech startup Aurie, was led by existing investor Lakehouse Ventures. Founded in 2018, Aurie has developed a reusable, no-touch, intermittent catheter system used by people… Read more »

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Queensland is backing 5 accelerators, including Farmers2Founders & Energylab, to help 100s of startups get VC-ready

- February 15, 2024 2 MIN READ

More than 160 early-stage Queensland startups will be supported to become venture capital investment-ready under accelerator programs delivered through the Queensland Venture Capital Development Fund (QVCDF).  The fund, managed by Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), will support an initial five accelerators to run thematically relevant programs focused on the state’s priority industries. The accelerators are: Farmers2Founders, ​EnergyLab,… Read more »

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University of South Australia is offering a scaleup pathway for space startups that includes $10,000 equity-free

- January 29, 2024 2 MIN READ

The University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) and Australian Centre for Business Growth (AuCBG) are collaborating to offer space startups a fully funded scaleup program that includes $10,000 in equity-free funding The six-month Growth Ramp scaleup program is being backed by the South Australian government and will support later-stage startups that have… Read more »

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Applications open for the Lander & Rogers legal tech accelerator – and here are the 5 startups it just helped

- January 10, 2024 3 MIN READ

Law firm Lander & Rogers will run its seventh accelerator program for legal tech startups in 2024, with applications now open. The focus is once again on artificial intelligence (AI), which, like so many traditional industries, is now transforming law. Since it began, the LawTech Hub accelerator has assisted 25 startups – all bar one… Read more »