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 »
Spun out of global communications agency Havas, Havas Ventures will look to focus on helping ‘high potential’ startups with their marketing and communications to further their growth.
The Federal Government has today opened applications for its $23 million Incubator Support program, following on from recent changes made to its structure and funding. The support program will help startups access invaluable resources, and will now provide larger grants to existing accelerators and incubators.
National law firm Mills Oakley has partnered with Collective Campus to find entrepreneurs working on concepts for new technologies or processes that will improve the way the firm operates or delivers its services.
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.
Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D has announced the signing of a three year partnership with Brisbane coworking community River City Labs.
University of Wollongong opens new iAccelerate Centre to help boost the Illawarra’s innovation capabilities
The University of Wollongong has officially opened the iAccelerate Centre, a new three storey building that will be home to the iAccelerate program, which has helped 65 companies since its launch in 2012.
The latest intake for the Sponsored Entrepreneur Program at River City Labs, sponsored by financial services provider CUA, has been announced.
Turnbull announced that if re-elected he will invest a further $15 million in funding into NISA’s Incubator Support Program to drive support within the startup ecosystem.
The University of Adelaide has announced it is set to run an incubator aimed at supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the town of Châlons-en-Champagne, France, over the next five years. To be known as ThincLab Châlons, the incubator will be based on the University’s ThincLab business incubator model and will be run by its Entrepreneurship,… Read more »
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