Meenah Tariq is a powerhouse. For the past two years she’s had a front row seat witnessing the growth of Pakistan’s entrepreneurship ecosystem as a partner in the Venture Capital fund, Karavan. When Tariq was Head of Strategy at the Pakistani accelerator Invest2Innovate (i2i) in 2017, she took part in an Australia Awards course run… Read more »
Former Jobs for NSW boss Nicole Cook is taking on a key role in inspiring the next generation of female founders, signing on as the first CEO of SBE Australia, an accelerator for women-led businesses. The not-for-profit, which helps female entrepreneurs scale technology and life science-based businesses globally, counts Canva co-founder Mel Perkins among its… Read more »
A 2017 report commissioned by the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship (WIE), which mapped the representation of women in the Australian entrepreneurial landscape, found that “while the start-up ecosystem in Australia continues to grow, businesses founded by women are still underrepresented, with fewer female-led businesses starting, scaling and securing finance.” Yet in harnessing the very essence… Read more »
Over the last four years, Springboard Enterprises Australia has guided over 35 women-led startups to raise above $120 million collectively in funding.
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.
UNSW Innovations launches The New Wave initiative to encourage female students to take up entrepreneurship
The University of New South Wales this month launched The New Wave, an initiative developed by UNSW Innovations, Capital W, and Women In Engineering looking to encourage more female students to take up entrepreneurship.
Showpo’s Jane Lu and OneShift’s Gen George are a part of and love many of those groups, but decided to launch one that was more their style late last year. Going strong since October, Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (LMB) is exactly what it says on the lid: a community of current and aspiring female entrepreneurs who celebrate each other’s successes, commiserate over setbacks, and share tips and advice on how to grow – preferably over a glass of wine.
A year to the day after its launch, Jo Burston’s Inspiring Rare Birds movement has taken another step towards achieving its goal of creating 1 million women entrepreneurs by 2020, celebrating Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) with the launch of a new book, #IFSHECANICAN.
Forming Circles, an organisation launched in Australia in 2011 to support small business, innovation, and charitable projects, has evolved into Forming Circles Global with the opening an angel investment fund that will see $500,000 put into women-led startups and small businesses over three years.
Springboard Enterprises Australia, an organisation looking to help women entrepreneurs become investor-ready, has opened applications for its third annual accelerator program.