NSW Government has announced the first eight fintech startups to enter the Tel Aviv landing pad. The landing pad is one of five that has been commissioned by the NSW Government the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and will help foster a link between the Australian and Israeli innovation ecosystems.
The NSW Government has become the latest state government to partner with Boston-based accelerator program MassChallenge, giving the state’s startups a chance to compete in the renowned international startup competition.
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.
NAB makes impact investment into program looking to reduce prison inmates and rate of re-incarceration
NAB has announced it will help finance a program called On TRACC (Transition Reintegration and Community Connection Service) to reduce the number of inmates in prison and the rate of re-offending. This is an Australian first for social impact investment to be used to target parolees and their subsequent re-incarceration.
Sydney-based recruitment startup Skilld has today launched its platform to address the high demand of skills in the hospitality industry. Founder of Skilld Gen George, together with the minister for skills and small business John Barilaro will open up the new match-making service to SMEs and skilled workers.
NSW Minister for Innovation Victor Dominello rejects claims the NSW tech ecosystem is falling behind
Workplace messaging platform Slack has today announced that it has chosen to open its Australasian headquarters in Melbourne, following fellow global names Zendesk and GoPro. While Melbourne notches up another win, conversation around the Sydney tech scene of late has been somewhat more sober, centered on the sale of the Australian Technology Park.
Government support of the local startup ecosystem is showing no signs of slowing down, with NSW Premier Mike Baird this week announcing plans to create a dedicated tech hub in Sydney, dubbed ‘Silicon Harbour’.