Aussie start-ups believe a multi-million dollars funding pledge to help SMEs is a great idea in principle, but are cautious over the Scott Morrison government’s initiative to help small business. The Coalition propose a $100 million Australian Business Growth Fund to help small and family businesses grow.
The government’s announcement of a $3.6 million package to support the mental health of small business owners has been welcomed by the business community.
After a career as a public servant, Katrina Donaghy was inspired by the possibilities of blockchain to ameliorate at least some facets of the bureaucracy.
Premier Daniel Andrews announced that Martin Pakula has been named the lead Minister in the government for jobs, with responsibility for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, while Adem Somyurek is returning to the Small Business portfolio after a few years away.
LaunchVic is set to invest $2.5 million in CivVic Labs, an accelerator program aimed at helping participants access a slice of the government procurement pie.
Jobs for NSW has appointed Nicole Cook, currently managing director of talent management company PeopleScout in ANZ, as its new CEO.
The WA government has launched a state STEM skills strategy to help students and the current workforce alike develop science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) skills to prepare for “the jobs of the future”.
The Victorian Government has outlined a number of initiatives in its 2018/19 Budget aimed at bridging the digital divide for those living in regional and rural areas.
Australia must develop a culture of innovation and ambition: Innovation and Science Australia launches 2030 Strategic Plan
Innovation and Science Australia has issued a “clarion call for national action” to see Australia become a top-tier innovation nation by 2030.
The Federal Government is seeking applications for those interested in becoming a regional incubator facilitator, looking to find four across the country.
A reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet has seen Employment Minister, Senator Michaelia Cash named Minister for Jobs and Innovation.
With the Innovation portfolio, Kate Jones will join a four-person economic team of senior Ministers tasked with driving jobs growth across the state.
Australia risks “getting left behind” if visa issues aren’t solved, StartupAUS Crossroads report warns
Australia must recognise how fast its competitors are working, and the “intensity” with which governments are supporting their startups, Crossroads warned.
AgTech has been flagged as having the potential to grow into a $100 billion industry by 2030, but current diversity stats in the sector must be addressed.
Founders have used landing pads to springboard their startups into the US, including KoalaSafe, Event Workforce Group, Indee Labs, Gym Sales & Open Cities.