Malcolm Turnbull praised Wagga Wagga for setting a target of creating 100 startups by 2020 and Simone Eyles for her work in boosting the local startup sector.
Sydney Internet of Things (IoT) startup Thinxtra has launched a Partnership Program for Smart Councils, looking to offer 50 local councils around Australia the chance to be connected to the IoT and bring related solutions to their communities.
KPMG has today launched a series of proposals aimed at spurring the economic growth of the Australian Indigenous community. To encourage further involvement in business and entrepreneurship, KPMG has developed 20 recommendations in conjunction with Indigenous thinkers to focus on areas of innovation, education and the Empowered Communities reform.
Northern Territory social change influencer Andrea Mason wins Business Woman of the Year in Telstra awards
The 2016 Telstra Northern Territory Women’s Awards has announced social influencer Andrea Mason as business woman of the year. Along with the title, Mason also won the For Purpose and Social Enterprise award for her social change work across 26 communities in Australia.
Applications have today opened for Bendigo’s Regional Pitchfest, calling upon regional innovators and startups to help build a culture of entrepreneurship outside the major cities. Australia Post has partnered with the Pitchfest to give locals a platform to showcase their business ideas.
Workible partners with recruitment agency Chandler Macleod to launch new initiative to tackle unemployment
Job platform Workible has today announced its partnering with recruitment agency Chandler Macleod to launch a new initiative called The Jobs Agenda. The initiative will look to tackle the levels of unemployment in Australia and help people overcome the challenges of getting a job in the 21st century.
StartupAUS report outlines how to develop Australian agriculture, supported by agtech into a $100 billion industry by 2030
StartupAUS has today released a report outlining how Australia’s agtech sector can develop into a $100 billion industry by 2030. The report aims to uncover where the opportunities lie in agtech for Australian farmers to improve productivity, management and sustainability.
Wagga Wagga coworking space Working Spaces HQ has announced the launch of incubate @ 35 degrees, an incubator program to support regional innovation.
Thirteen year old entrepreneur Michael Nixon took out both the judges’ first prize and community choice at last night’s first Regional Pitchfest in Wagga Wagga, winning with his polished pitch for Edukits.
The Gold Coast’s Bond University has today opened up The Hub, a coworking space for startups and entrepreneurs, in the Bond Business School, looking to facilitate cross-faculty and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Today job platform Workible has announced its partnership with WiC Group to expand its job reach to regional centres around Australia
The Queensland Government has made a number of announcements at the Advance Queensland Summit today, allocating funding for an innovation precinct in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and HotDeskQ, a program looking to draw interstate and international startups to Queensland.
As Geelong reels from the sacking of its entire council last week, Data61 has partnered with ICT Geelong to spur the growth of the city’s startup ecosystem by connecting businesses with students at a speed networking event as part of the Entrepreneurship Forum.
With discussion on the Australian startup and tech landscape often focused on activity in the major cities, the Federal Government has this week spent some time looking at spurring and supporting growth in regional areas, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launching Regional Development Australia’s new Smart Specialisation Strategy for the NSW Hunter region in Canberra on Wednesday.