Perhaps most easily described as a kind of Canva for video, Brisbane’s Folktale is an app that “puts the power of a film director in your pocket”.
Social Qs, a team looking to help men understand and develop empathy for the lived experiences of women in the workplace through VR and gamification, took out first prize at the Australian leg of the LadyProblems hackathon over the weekend.
Sydney office space management startup SpaceConnect has today announced a raise of $400,000 following its graduation from BlueChilli’s startup accelerator program Disrupt@Scale. The seed funding will allow the startup to drive growth across its Australian corporate customer base.
BlueChilli has officially launched SheStarts, its accelerator program for female founders. Ten women will be selected to take part in the six month program, set to run from January next year, with each to receive $100,000 in pre-seed funding.
Brisbane startup Therapair is an online booking service connecting people with massage therapists on the Gold Coast. The startup takes professional photos and videos of each of its therapists to create a visual representation of the look, feel and type of service each is offering.
BlueChilli hosting local leg of Lady Problems hackathon to tackle issues preventing female entrepreneurship
BlueChilli has announced it will be hosting the Australian leg of the Lady Problems hackathon this October, an initiative launched by AngelHack addressing the problems that prevent female entrepreneurship.
Sydney startup Surgical Partners looks to streamline payment systems for practices and their doctors
Instead of trying to create a one-size-fits-all approach, Sydney startup Surgical Partners has created an integration hub that works with a range of accounting systems like Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks. The paperless system enables doctors to manage their practice with live data at the compliance accounting level and in real time.
Melbourne cybersecurity startup ResponSight has raised $1.15 million in seed funding, led by Carthona Capital and follow on investment from Black Sheep Capital. The startup is responsible for providing risk solutions to large enterprises through reporting and analysing security breaches. It is one of only a few home grown cybersecurity startups working in this space.
CodeSpace Education, a company running coding camps for kids during school holidays, is 15 year old Joshua Brooks’s third business.
Sydney fintech startup CurrencyVue has created a SaaS platform to streamline the whole process to help SMEs more easily identify FX risk. Founder of CurrencyVue Matthew Tyrrell said the platform aims to address the knowledge gap to help businesses make more informed hedging decisions and react quickly to market movements.
Applications are now open for Westpac’s annual Innovation Challenge for startups to pitch their ideas for the next big innovation in healthcare.
BlueChilli appoints Nicola Hazell as head of diversity and impact to push for equality in startup sector
Today BlueChilli has appointed Nicola Hazell as the new head of diversity and impact to push for equality and social innovation in Australian startups.
Adelaide startup Vinnovate, a revolutionary new bottle closure for wine, has won first place in the Brancott Estate Winexplorer Innovation Challenge.
BlueChilli has announced the launch of SheStarts, a female-focused accelerator that will fund and mentor 10 female tech entrepreneurs who are launching their startups this year.
International Women’s Day events celebrate achievements of women in tech and look ahead to the future
There is no doubt that there are numerous obstacles facing women in tech and the wider business sphere, but the champagne breakfast events held by Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine in Sydney and Melbourne for International Women’s Day were a celebration of what the group’s members have achieved despite the barriers.