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Swinburne uni startup co-founded by an astrophysicist lands $1.5 million to solve one of the most terrifying problems in mining

- October 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Mining tech startup, mDetect, has received a $1.5 million co-investment grant from the federal Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to commercialise its solution for one of the most dangerous problems in mining globally. When a tailings dam at an iron ore mine in Brazil collapsed in 2019, it killed 270 people. A similar collapse in… Read more »

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Incubator Moonshot lands $250,000 federal grant for the next generation of space tech startups

- July 12, 2021 2 MIN READ

Space-focused tech incubator Moonshot has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the federal government’s Incubator Support Scheme to help develop space technology businesses. The grant delivers Moonshot a $500,000 boost thanks to matched backing from private investors. The funds will go towards expanding operations, launching new accelerator programs and amplifying support for local space startups.… Read more »

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Government Grants are a waste of your time

- February 28, 2013 2 MIN READ

I was on a panel last night at Lean Startup Melbourne talking about different ways you can raise capital for your business. The panel featured a venture capitalist, an entrepreneur who had raised VC capital, a government grants consultant and myself talking about my experience raising capital for Tweaky.com from local angel investors.