Here are the 12 female-founded startups the University of Newcastle just helped women build

- December 8, 2023 5 MIN READ

If you’re a VC looking to improve your track record on investing in startups led by women, bookmark this story. Twelve women-led startups are about to emerge from the University of Newcastle’s I2N Female Founders Program. The program’s main aim is to level the playing field for committed female founders to build their businesses and reach… Read more »


Accidental edtech founder Edwina Sharrock exits Birth Beat to help more women succeed

- December 4, 2023 3 MIN READ

Founder Edwina Sharrock says the decision to exit from her 8-year-old edtech startup Birth Beat is like selling a child. The childbirth education platform has been acquired by Device Technologies for an undisclosed sum. Birth Beat offers comprehensive, interactive digital childbirth education, as well as baby and child first aid courses, that have helped more… Read more »

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Women in tech

LaunchVic backs SBE Australia to advise women entrepreneurs

- November 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

SBE Australia will expand its services supporting women entrepreneurs in Victoria thanks to support from LaunchVic. The state government-backed startup agency is provided a $100,000 grant towards the development of SBE Advisory, to ensure that women-led businesses are receiving much needed independent, bespoke advice and more tailored solutions needed to amplify their growth and scale.… Read more »

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Women in tech

Two mums built an app to manage a mundane but important task – paying bills

- April 19, 2023 2 MIN READ

Two busy moms from Australia have come up with an ingenious solution to one of the most mundane yet important household tasks: bill management.  Mireille Boutros and Carolina Flores struggled with managing their bills and searching for better deals while juggling their work and family responsibilities.  They knew they weren’t the only ones dealing with… Read more »

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Female Startup Club founder donates $5,000 to UNSW’s New Wave Program to bridge entrepreneurial gender gap

- April 18, 2023 2 MIN READ

Founder and host of the Female Startup Club, Doone Roisin, will make a first-ever philanthropic donation to the New Wave program at New South Wales University (UNSW).  New Wave provides women-identifying students, staff, and alumni opportunities to enhance their startup skills through workshops, masterclasses with experts, and mentorship from industry leaders.  This support is available… Read more »

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These female founders set out to change household cleaning with an eco-friendly focus

- April 18, 2023 3 MIN READ

Concerns over cleaning chemicals and single-use plastics have led two female founders to launch a startup to create eco-friendly and more sustainable household cleaning solutions. Pleasant State  was founded in 2020 Ami Bateman and Sian Murray with a vision to rid households of toxic chemicals, replacing them with healthier, just-add-water cleaning solutions, also putting an… Read more »


3 Australian startup founders make the final of the Cartier Women’s Initiative

- April 12, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

The annual Cartier Women’s Initiative (CWI), which supports early-stage women-run companies focusing on social and environmental impact, has selected three Australian startup founder among its 33 finalists.  The program provides financial, social, and human capital support and this year expanded its Oceania focus as a new standalone regional award, which Cartier CEO Cyrille Vigneron said… Read more »


Perth accelerator Emersyn lets 9 female founders shine in its new pitch competition

- March 1, 2023 2 MIN READ

Nine female entrepreneurs participated in the first We Are Emersyn Female Founders Pitch Competition in Perth last week. Emersyn is an accelerator platform that helps women entrepreneurs launch, build, and grow businesses. It offers educational programs, mentors, advisors, and a supportive community to help female founders succeed. Megan Del Borrello founded We Are Emersyn in… Read more »