Australian venture studio and innovation group BlueChilli has opened applications for round three of its award-winning SheStarts program, the country’s only venture-backed tech accelerator designed specifically for women.
Microsoft has provided a boost to the Australian startup ecosystem, today announcing the launch of its ScaleUp program in Sydney.
Corporate accelerator Slingshot is set to establish itself in Queensland, gaining the state government’s support to launch programs in Brisbane and Cairns.
Slingshot has announced that Hudson and Seek have joined its HR-focused accelerator Human Capital as corporate partners, with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) also supporting the program.
Scaling the startup ecosystem requires two necessary ingredients; 1) enough raw founder talent and 2) the resources, both venture capital and experienced individuals, to nurture growth. Scaling without enough of either creates a quality vs quantity dilemma.
WOTSO WorkSpace, a network of coworking spaces in locations not traditionally seen as tech hubs, has announced a partnership with ‘startup generator’ Investible that will see Investible run its workshops and accelerator program from WOTSO locations from 2017. As well as spaces in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, on the Gold Coast, and on Flinders St in… Read more »
Startmate opens applications for 2017 intake, upping funding to $75,000 and bringing on four partners
Long-running accelerator program Startmate has opened applications for its 2016 intake, this year upping its funding offering for participants by 50 percent to $75,000 and bringing on four new partners to help mentors provide dedicated guidance and advice to startups.
There has been a lot of hype around The Lean Startup in Australia. Startup accelerators not just in Australia but around the world treat this methodology as gospel. For startup accelerators using this in their current programs, I question whether they are doing enough for entrepreneurs. Anyone can just pick up the book, read it, and start implementing these strategies, so why do startup founders need accelerators? Have accelerators lost their way?
The beauty of the internet is that even someone with the most obscure of obsessions can most likely find a community of like-minded people to chat with. With over a billion gamers worldwide, gaming is a huge subculture rather than obscure obsession, but no one social platform has managed to unite them all.