I’ve been a mentor, advisor, investor and Board member to many individual startup residents and an incubator within the Sydney Startup Hub (SSH), so I guess you can say I’ve seen the birth and life-to-date of the SSH from within. The premise of establishing the SSH was sound. What a great idea to create a… Read more »
A Labor government would offer 2000 university students and recent graduates loans of up to $11,300 through the HELP system to cover the cost of taking part in an accelerator program to launch their own startups. Opposition leader Anthony Albanese announced the ‘Startup Year’ plan in his Budget reply speech on Thursday night. Labor said… Read more »
Space tech incubator Moonshot has its first investment fund and is now on the hunt for startups to back
Tech incubator Moonshot has raised its first investment fund for space startups and opened applications for its next investment accelerator in early 2021. Moonshot is a specialist incubator space startups launched in 2017 for deep tech ventures working in areas such as satellites, launch facilities, robotics, semiconductors, energy generation, or aggregation platforms for environmental data.… Read more »
Australia’s first space industry incubator has opened applications for its third intake and is looking to help international companies break into the sector. Now in its third year, the Venture Catalyst Space program is based at the University of South Australia’s Innovation & Collaboration Centre (ICC) in Adelaide, South Australia. The program forms part of the… Read more »
Australian property development giant Mirvac is launching an accelerator program focused on environmental and social change. The Impact Accelerator is being run in partnership with INCO, the Paris-based global VC and not-for-profit accelerator venture for green tech and social impact startups. Applications are now open for Australian startups and entrepreneurs to apply for The Impact Accelerator,… Read more »
A new entrepreneurship program that helps turn farmers into startup founders is currently underway across Australia and now accepting applications for the 2020 program. Farmers2Founders (F2F), was co-founded by Sarah Nolet (AgThentic) and Dr Christine Pitt (Food Futures Company) is an 8-week incubator program that helps producers answer two questions: is their idea worth pursuing;… Read more »
London’s Insurtech Gateway is launching its first international program in Australia Former Insurtech Australia CEO Simon O’Dell will run the incubator The program aims to support 4-6 startups over the next 2 years London’s Insurtech Gateway incubator is launching its first international program: Insurtech Gateway Australia. The venture will be based at Sydney’s Stone and… Read more »
The incoming CEO of Cicada Innovations, Sally-Ann Williams Sydney-based deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations has recruited senior Google executive Sally-Ann Williams to lead the organisation as CEO. Chairman Andrew Rothery said Williams was the ideal person for the task and chosen for her vast experience in technology-driven businesses and Australia’s start-up ecosystem. “The experience she has… Read more »
Australia’s first incubator program dedicated to helping blockchain startups get their businesses up and running will be established in Adelaide. South Australian blockchain advisory firm Crypto SA has been awarded A$170,000 from the Federal Government to open the Crypto SA Lab in September.
With almost $270,000 in funding from the Federal Government’s Incubator Support program, Brisbane is next week set to open a dedicated hub for hardware-focused startups, Arc.
Slingshot and UoN have announced the launch of the Icon Accelerator Program, which will look to support startups working within NSW’s Hunter region.
Girl Geek Academy has announced the launch of the SheHacks incubator, a program aiming to support women from the organisation’s flagship hackathon events.
To be spread across 11 floors above Wynyard Station, the hub will be able to house 2,500 residents, including anchor tenants Stone and Chalk, Fishburners, Tank Stream Labs, and The Studio.
Launched with a co-foundry model in Adelaide is Moonshine Lab; it was originally the venture arm of digital advertising agency The Distillery, helping people build their projects outside of the standard agency model
Tom Hajdu has been appointed SA’s first Chief Advisor on Innovation, where he will work to lead local collaboration and attract startup talent to the state.