Accelerator

A new accelerator, The Melt, is cranking up Australian manufacturing after investing in 5 startups

- September 21, 2020 4 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

Innovation and agility: the keys to business continuity – and survival – in disruptive times

- July 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

  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 »

Insights

ACS Past President Yohan Ramasundara on how tech can respond to covid-19 and why ongoing investment matters

- May 19, 2020 3 MIN READ

  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 »

News & Analysis

Tesla’s global chair, Robyn Denholm, worries Australia’s grown complacent and afraid of risk

- December 5, 2019 3 MIN READ

  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 »

Opinion

Why ‘corporate innovation’ is BS

- December 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

“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 »

News & Analysis

The CSIRO is sending two startup founders to Stanford as part of its accelerator program

- May 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

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 »