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.
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.
Luxit is a web platform and app allowing customers to book appointments with beauty professionals in advance or on demand – this function through the app only – with the professionals able to visit a client’s home, hotel, or office.
Girl Geek Academy’s SheHacks and Fishburners’ Female Founders Hackathon show future is bright for women in startups
Over a hundred women came together to launch new startups across two events this weekend, with Sydney coworking community Fishburners hosting its Female Founders Hackathon and Girl Geek Academy holding its third annual SheHacks event in Melbourne.
Annie Slattery, cofounder of Sydney startup ConX, will this week set off for California to take part in Blackbox Connect, a two week residential program looking to immerse international founders in Silicon Valley.
Startup Victoria has launched Ignite, a six month mentorship program for female founders. Looking to fill the gaps facing entrepreneurs who are not quite yet ready for or have completed an incubator or accelerator program, the program will have mentors and mentees focus on hitting two of six core milestones the organisation believes are key to success.
New Zealand accelerator Lightning Lab has opened applications for Lightning Lab XX, the country’s first accelerator program focused on women-led startups.
Last week, Startup Daily published an article on a study that discovered a three percent (from 16 percent in 2011 to 19 percent in 2013) increase in the number of female tech startup founders, though only one in five founders have technical expertise. In other words, the number of non-technical female founders of tech startups has increased. Or to put it another way, the lack of technical skills is not deterring women from founding tech startups. No matter how you interpret it, the article received criticism. Well, not the article itself, but the article’s featured image.
The number of female tech startup founders in Australia is growing slowly but steadily, increasing from 16 percent in 2011 to 19 percent in 2013, with only a fifth of these founders coming from a tech background.
Through SheEO, an organisation dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs, Vicki Saunders is asking 1,000 women to commit to ‘An Act of Radical Generosity’ – that is, to donate $1,000 each to create a $1 million fund that will be distributed among 10 women-led ventures.