Slingshot founder Trent Bagnall has launched a manufacturing accelerator The Melt will invest around $1m annually in industrial startups It’s also supporting corporates looking to ramp up R&D The first $1m raise was done in a fortnight Industrial prototyping lab and innovation accelerator, The Melt has announced its first investments in five startups with an… Read more »
The Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously observed that the only constant in life is change. But while anticipating disruptive events and developing plans to manage them is part and parcel of responsible business management, it’s a fair bet that few Australian enterprises were comprehensively prepared for a pandemic on the scale of COVID-19. Unknown to… Read more »
ACS Past President Yohan Ramasundara on how tech can respond to covid-19 and why ongoing investment matters
Yohan Ramasundara is an entrepreneur – the co-founder of Beta Launch and ISKOLE – and the Immediate Past President of ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector. After two years helming ACS through one of the most productive eras for the local tech industry, Startup Daily asked him for his views on the… Read more »
After decades of talk and opinion and vibes about working remotely and job flexibility, COVID-19 has delivered dramatic and rapid change to the way many people work. If you weren’t already using remote communication technologies such as Slack and Zoom, it’s been a crash course in staying in touch, and a University of South… Read more »
Robyn Denholm, the Australian businesswoman who’s now global chair of Elon Musk’s tech company Tesla, wants everyone in her homeland to embrace risk and is worried the nearly three decades of uninterrupted economic growth has made people complacent. Denholm (pictured above), who grew up in the western Sydney suburb of Milperra and rose to… Read more »
“We are leading the way in corporate innovation” is often a phrase trumpeted by large corporations, put forward with the aim of portraying themselves as forward-thinking, original or cutting-edge. But its overuse and broad application has meant that the phrase has lost its true meaning. In the rush to claim innovation, corporations have repurposed the… Read more »
While thousands of Australian school students took to the streets to demand urgent action against “climate wrecking” projects using fossil fuels, BHP executives on the other side of the world are preparing for a showdown of their own. The world’s largest miner will try to convince shareholders that its climate change plans are an… Read more »
After enduring eight different ministers in nine years, the startup sector was relieved when the re-elected Morrison government reappointed Karen Andrews, who’d been in charge on the portfolio for less than a year, as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. But all sides agree there’s a lot of work do be done and no time… Read more »
Two Australian scientists and startup founders will head to America’s prestigious Stanford University to study after impressing the CSIRO’s with their ideas during the organisation’s recent ON Accelerate program. Stephen Trowell, founder and MD of Parts Per Billion, and Melanie White, co-founder and director of Inova Medical, will receive $30,000 each towards travel and their… Read more »
We doubled down for five months, and I thought I’d share how we got our app live under our $5,000 budget and the lessons we learned along the way.
On this episode, we chat about office space with Paul Edwards, General Manager of Workplace Experiences at Mirvac.
Our small Sydney based team at Rufus & Coco have an-all female executive management team made up of five very talented women. These women and mothers bring so much value and a uniquely female perspective to the business.
Brisbane’s Maxwell Plus is using artificial intelligence to help clinicians diagnose and flag risk of disease
Maxwell Plus uses AI to analyse medical data, from medical imaging to blood data and genomic data, to help clinical teams better understand that data as it pertains to a patient.