Show Her the Money
Events

The producer of the award-winning doco on backing female founders, Show Her The Money, is coming to Australia for its premiere

- June 14, 2024 3 MIN READ

The award-winning US documentary Show Her The Money, about venture funding for female founders, will have its Australian premiere later this month, with screenings in Sydney and Melbourne. The film is being presented by SheBacks.Me, a community organisation which has emerged out of SheEO to support Australian female founders and investors to close the gender… Read more »

Opinion

The reason why most VCs don’t invest in women-led startups is much simpler than many think

- June 14, 2024 3 MIN READ

At every conference, on every panel, year after year, the same tech leaders ponder the same question: Why don’t more women receive venture capital funding? The participants stroke their chins and furrow their brows. Perhaps, they muse, it’s due to societal gender norms that discourage women from pursuing entrepreneurship. Maybe there’s a lack of access… Read more »

Women in Tech

Applications for Press Play’s Victorian program to help women become startup founders are about to close

- May 13, 2024 2 MIN READ

Press Play is a pre-accelerator program for women looking at stepping outside their corporate, scaleup or startup jobs to become a startup founder. It’s designed to take them from employee to entrepreneur in 12 weeks. Thanks to the support of LaunchVic and several other supporters there are 100 scholarship, valued at $4,700 each, available for… Read more »

Breek Kirkham
People

VC investor Bree Kirkham joins F5 Collective as chief commercial officer

- March 19, 2024 2 MIN READ

Bree Kirkham has joined Tracey Warren’s F5 Collective, a fund established to close the gender funding gap and support female founders, as chief commercial officer. Kirkham joins F5 Collective having most recently been a general partner at Flying Fox Ventures. She has more than eight years of experience in investments, operational leadership, and international expansion.… Read more »

Leanne Linard
Funding

Queensland has opened 2 grant programs for women founders, worth up to $200,000 a pop

- March 14, 2024 2 MIN READ

The Queensland government’s support for women in startups has continued with two grant programs under the $8 million Backing Female Founders initiative currently accepting new applications. The Accelerating Female Founders Program provides grants worth between $50,000 and $200,000 for business support initiatives, such as mentoring and advocacy support and customised business development activities, for female-led… Read more »

Accelerator

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 »

Business

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 »

Jobs for NSW
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 »