Today, tech innovators around Australia can now apply for funds, resources and support all year round from Optus‐Innov8 Seed, an early‐stage investment collaboration between Optus and SingTel Innov8. This change from a bi‐yearly application model, along with showcase events for startups launching in December 2013, will provide more chances for entrepreneurs to get a leg up that could shoot them into startup stardom.
While one might be forgiven for thinking that the founders of the Melbourne based 121Cast might have faced some challenges based on their age, Ed Hooper, who we caught up with, insists that that this was never an issue due to their previous involvement in successful start-ups.
Optus-Innov8 Seed Program principals Rebecca Hay and Alfred Lo will be giving startups a rundown of the Program and application process as well be available to answer any questions. Current Seed Program portfolio company, 121cast will also be attending the Sydney session to share their experience from the application process and program.