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The Difference Incubator expands social enterprise program Two Feet to Sydney and Brisbane

- April 8, 2016 2 MIN READ

Social enterprise startups in Sydney and Brisbane are being invited to apply for the Two Feet program, an initiative run by The Difference Incubator (TDi). The program runs for six months, structured into group sessions each fortnight and monthly one-on-one coaching sessions. These sessions will take startups through strategy, operations, marketing, finance, funding and structuring… Read more »

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HealthTech startup CohortIQ wins $200,000 investment through the government’s DataStart program

- January 19, 2016 2 MIN READ

HealthTech startup CohortIQ has taken out the top prize in the DataStart program, an initiative launched by the Prime Minister’s Office in conjunction with Pollenizer last November. Over 200 startups applied to take part in the program, with the seven finalists given access to government data, customer discovery, and technical support across five days before pitching to the judges last night.

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DataStart applications to close this Friday

- December 10, 2015 2 MIN READ

DataStart is a government backed incubator program that will kick off this January, giving Aussie startups the chance to create their dream company. Innovation is our government’s main agenda and through incubator programs startups will have the opportunity to fuel our countries ideas boom.


ExcelInc is an incubator program for high school leavers that aims to bridge the gap between universities and industry

- November 16, 2015 4 MIN READ

How Australian universities are fostering entrepreneurship, or whether they are at all, has been a bit of a hot topic lately, with Spark Innovation director Colin Kinner recently releasing a paper criticising universities for their slow approach. With that came talk that universities should be funded on the basis of how many successful startups or entrepreneurs they produce. Though not everyone in the entrepreneurial sphere agrees with this idea, most agree that local universities were too slow to establish startup hubs and courses and are still not doing enough.

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BlueChilli secures $5 million from prominent investors and acquires Future Capital’s equity

- September 1, 2014 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based venture technology investor and startup incubator, BlueChilli has today announced it has closed AUD$5 million in investment, which will help the firm continue in its path to grow and strengthen Australia’s startup sector. The latest round of funding was led by Australian business icon The Myer Family Investments, as well as Adelaide-based tech entrepreneur and founder of Internode Simon Hackett.