A program offering up to $250,000 to support startup incubators was closed by the federal government on budget night as treasurer Josh Frydenberg the government’s innovation credentials. The Incubator Support Initiative offered between $13,000 to $250,000 of funding for up to two years for incubator projects, covering up to 65% of the cost in regional… Read more »
The Federal Government is seeking applications for those interested in becoming a regional incubator facilitator, looking to find four across the country.
The Studio will focus on supporting startups in the new media and creative technology sector with the biggest grant of the round, receiving $500,000.
Scaling the startup ecosystem requires two necessary ingredients; 1) enough raw founder talent and 2) the resources, both venture capital and experienced individuals, to nurture growth. Scaling without enough of either creates a quality vs quantity dilemma.
The Queensland Government has announced the opening of the first round of applications for its Commercialisation Partnership Program [CPP]. The program will provide researchers and entrepreneurs access to expertise and investment opportunities in China.
The Federal Government has today opened applications for its $23 million Incubator Support program, following on from recent changes made to its structure and funding. The support program will help startups access invaluable resources, and will now provide larger grants to existing accelerators and incubators.
University of Wollongong opens new iAccelerate Centre to help boost the Illawarra’s innovation capabilities
The University of Wollongong has officially opened the iAccelerate Centre, a new three storey building that will be home to the iAccelerate program, which has helped 65 companies since its launch in 2012.
Turnbull announced that if re-elected he will invest a further $15 million in funding into NISA’s Incubator Support Program to drive support within the startup ecosystem.
The University of Adelaide has announced it is set to run an incubator aimed at supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the town of Châlons-en-Champagne, France, over the next five years. To be known as ThincLab Châlons, the incubator will be based on the University’s ThincLab business incubator model and will be run by its Entrepreneurship,… Read more »
SODA Inc is a Hamilton-based founder incubator that positions itself ‘on the side of the entrepreneur.’ Established seven years ago, the organisation flipped its model at the start of 2015 to run as lean as possible and in turn devote more to its startups.
Microsoft Australia and the Federal Government have today announced a partnership with Boston-based accelerator MassChallenge that will see the organisation’s international bridge program run in Australia this year, with the launch of a full program to come in 2017.
ATP Innovations appoints former director of strategy and business development Petra Andren as new CEO
Sydney incubator ATP Innovations has announced the resignation of its CEO Hamish Hawthorn and the appointment of Petra Andren, previously its director of strategy and business development and managing director of Octapharma Australia, to the position.
With discussion on the Australian startup and tech landscape often focused on activity in the major cities, the Federal Government has this week spent some time looking at spurring and supporting growth in regional areas, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launching Regional Development Australia’s new Smart Specialisation Strategy for the NSW Hunter region in Canberra on Wednesday.
It’s that time of year again when the Australian incubators open for the next round of tech super stars to come from across the country with their ideas and teams, to be educated, stripped back, MVP’d, coached, mentored, critiqued, inspired and to ride the big fuck off roller coaster that is Startup Land for an intense 5 month program in Sydney.