Pollenizer has today announced the launch of Next Monday, a program in Geelong to help the hundreds of workers who will be finishing up at the Ford factory following its closure this Friday figure out their next steps.
HealthTech startup CohortIQ has taken out the top prize in the DataStart program, an initiative launched by the Prime Minister’s Office in conjunction with Pollenizer last November. Over 200 startups applied to take part in the program, with the seven finalists given access to government data, customer discovery, and technical support across five days before pitching to the judges last night.
Following the success of their first Sydney workshop earlier this year, Pollenizer and muru-D have announced a second event for Indigenous entrepreneurs, to be held in Perth on the weekend of 14 November.
Along with being a champion and catalyst of the Australian innovation ecosystem through Pollenizer, Phil Morle has been a great teacher to us all. More than the technical learnings around lean tools and the testing methodologies, Phil has taught me that startups are, above anything else, human and therefore have a beating heart that should be enable and empowered. These lessons I learned from Phil Morle live with me every day.
It has been revealed this morning that Pollenizer will move their Australian operations to Hub Sydney’s expanded workspace, this coming May 2014. The relationship will consist of Pollenizer joining Hub Australia, giving the group regional (both domestically and Asia Pacific) access to well connected spaces.
oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, has just launched their new accelerator partnership program in Australia – oDesk Upstarts. The program aims to empower Aussie startups by providing them with online access to freelancers across the world.
Right now in an apartment lounge room come makeshift office, is the global headquarters for Australia’s newest startup in the financial industry Pocketbook. Founders and long time friends since high school, Bosco Tan and Alvin Singh have given up the regular pay dates from their jobs in marketing and development [Bosco was previously at Pollenizer] for the dream.
We have all heard the rough facts around “only 1 in 5 startups ever make it” etc, which is quite general and not location specific, but a new Australian report released today – Silicon Beach; A study of the Australian startup ecosystem reveals some startling facts about our local startup scene that we all should be taking notice of.