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.
TalkLife is perhaps one of the most important mobile innovations for 2014.
The South Australian youth mental health start up, is a global social network that enables young people to open up about taboo issues including depression, self-harm and even suicide, has grown to 8,000 users per day across 125 countries in the last two years.
Technology business incubator ATP Innovations took home top honours today at the NBIA awards in New Orleans, Louisiana, winning the title of Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year Award 2014 at the International Conference on Business Incubation. The incubator was also named Dinah Adkins “Technology Focus” Incubator of the Year.
On Wednesday night this week in front of media, investors, mentors and a significant portion of the Sydney startup scene, the current class of eight startups presented what they have been working on for the last few months.
Yesterday Seb caught up with Yossi Smoler who leads Israel’s tech incubator programs. Have a listen to some of the amazing results that are coming out of the initiative.
While we were holidaying over summer, James Alexander and the startups of Incubate were hard at work pulling their businesses together for a February launch date. And their hard work is about to pay off with everyone getting ready for Demo Day on February the 27th. This is actually the first time that Incubate has run their Incubator program and so in their own way, Incubate is following a startup path. We talked to James about how Incubate came to be and you can be part of it next round.
Startmate just keeps going from strength to strength each year with their program for startups producing some big players in the space across various industries. Grabble, Flightfox, Ninja Blocks and Scriptrock are just a few of the major success stories to come out of the incubator program and looking at this years line up, I think we can expect big things again!
In response to the recently released Deloitte Private Silicon Beach report which found that less than one in twenty Australian start-ups are scaling into sustainable global businesses, the 2013 ANZ Innovyz START accelerator program announced today that the application deadline has been extended to 14 December 2012 – so more Australian tech SMBs have time to apply.
The City of Sydney invites Expressions of Interest from cultural and creative enterprises to occupy properties in William Street, revitalising the precinct and fostering a new creative cluster.