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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SODA Inc is a Hamilton-based founder incubator that positions itself ‘on the side of the entrepreneur.’ Established seven years ago, the organisation flipped its model at the start of 2015 to run as lean as possible and in turn devote more to its startups.
Corporate accelerator Slingshot has announced that it has acquired Melbourne-based accelerator program AngelCube for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will see Slingshot run at least three programs a year in Victoria from its Melbourne base at Inspire9.
Springboard Enterprises Australia, an organisation which helps women entrepreneurs become investor-ready by connecting them with a network of advisors, investors, and alumni to open up investment and mentoring opportunities, has opened applications for the fourth intake of its annual accelerator program.
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?
In the last week of 2015, Fundacity, a platform that connects startups and accelerators globally released a report on the activities of accelerator programs within the Asian and Oceania region.
Social enterprise entrepreneur and investor Geoff Gourley has today launched One10, a Melbourne accelerator and incubator dedicated to social enterprise startups, with the launch of coworking spaces around the country dedicated to the sector to follow.
Slingshot, a company that runs accelerator programs for corporate clients, has partnered with health fund HCF to launch Catalyst, an accelerator program focused on health tech startups.
Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D has announced two big partnerships today, linking up with Shanghai’s Chinaccelerator and the 500 Startups accelerator in Silicon Valley to provide its participants with a clearer path to the Chinese and North American markets and easier access to capital.
New Zealand accelerator Lightning Lab has opened applications for Lightning Lab XX, the country’s first accelerator program focused on women-led startups.
Australian startups looking for an accelerator program have never been so spoiled for choice. Programs are now evolving into industry and even product-specific streams and, most importantly, have more funds to invest and increasingly experienced mentors to provide guidance.
The University of Sydney’s Incubate accelerator program has called for startups to apply for its Winter 2015 intake.
Westpac has partnered with BlueChilli to launch a new Innovation Challenge looking to revolutionise the agricultural sector.
Australia needs accelerators focused on entertainment startups if it wants to keep up with global trends
From cars and mining to finance, local startups seem to have a handle on a range of industries and sectors, but an Australian screen producer believes we need an accelerator program dedicated to media and entertainment startups if Australia is to stay on pace with global entertainment trends.