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Techstars is showing aspiring founders how to launch in just 54 hours at Startup Weekend Sydney

- November 24, 2023 2 MIN READ

Startup Weekend Sydney is fast approaching and we know many people are thinking about joining us. A great way to fast-track your introduction to the world of entrepreneurship is attending a Startup Weekend—an intensive, action-packed event that brings together creative minds, business enthusiasts, and industry experts. To help you decide if a Startup Weekend is… Read more »

The Techstarts Tech Central 2023 cohort
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5 lessons for every founder needs to know, from the Techstars Sydney accelerator program

- October 13, 2023 3 MIN READ

The inaugural Techstars Tech Central Sydney cohort has just completed the accelerator program and in the wake of their success, were keen to share 5 valuable lessons they learnt, in the hope that other startup founders don’t make the same mistakes. Navigating the startup realm is a thrilling yet unpredictable adventure, often taking first-time founders… Read more »

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Here are the 12 startups in the first Techstars Tech Central program in Sydney

- July 24, 2023 2 MIN READ

Twelve startups are part of the first cohort of the new NSW government-backed Techstars accelerator in Sydney. The 3-month program at Sydney’s Tech Central provides startup founders with seed funding, training and access to a network of mentors to develop their entrepreneurial skills. The selected startups work across a range of sectors including AI, climate… Read more »

Gecko cofounders Ben Kennedy, Lal Birch and Cody Fisher-Peel.

Sydney’s new TechStars accelerator backs events rental startup Gecko in $350,000 pre-Seed round

- July 21, 2023 2 MIN READ

Event rental e-commerce platform Gecko has raised $350,000 in a pre-Seed round led by the NSW government-backed Techstars program in Sydney. Gecko is one of 12 startups selected for the inaugural Techstars Tech Central accelerator program, which got underway earlier this month. US investors Goodwater Capital and Launch House also backed the startups pre-Seed raise.  … Read more »

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Techstars boss Kirstin Hunter on the 5 most common mistakes early-stage startup founders make

- May 16, 2023 5 MIN READ

Kirstin Hunter, the managing director of Techstars Tech Central Sydney, knows how it feels to navigate the chaos and ambiguity of running a startup. As co-founder and former CEO of Future Super, former Chief People, Risk and Legal Officer at Brighte, and former Chief of Staff at Human, she has lived it from the inside, several times over.… Read more »

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Startup Daily TV: Tech Central’s Annie Parker on Techstars launching in Sydney and her 2023 plans

- February 7, 2023 2 MIN READ

US accelerator and investment program Techstars is launching in Sydney this year as part of Tech Central. Applications for the Techstars Tech Central Sydney Accelerator are now open, with a focus on seed and early-stage founders who are building businesses across AI, fintech, advanced manufacturing, cloud computing, robotics, cyber security, quantum computing, creative tech, and… Read more »


Tennis Australia and LaunchVic are backing a sportstech accelerator for Melbourne

- July 25, 2019 2 MIN READ

US startup accelerator Techstars is coming to Melbourne with a focus on sport thanks to LaunchVic, Tennis Australia and Victoria University. The Techstars SportsTech Melbourne Accelerator will be based at Tennis Australia’s Melbourne Park HQ at its media centre. The mentorship-driven accelerator will run for 13 weeks programs, taking in 10 startups annually. Founded in… Read more »