David Burt

UNSW gets cracking on the federal government’s Startup Year idea

- November 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has become the first tertiary institution to implement the federal government’s accredited Startup Year program for recent university graduates. Federal industry and science minister Ed Husic confirmed plans for the HECS-style loans program, an election promise designed to back university students to launch their own startups ideas, late… Read more »

Shawn Kook

Here are the five amazing startups to emerge from UNSW’s Climate 10x accelerator program

- October 30, 2023 2 MIN READ

UNSW Founders held its annual 10x Demo Day this week with 25 startups taking part, spanning programs focused on synthetic biology (synbio), climate, health, defence and an all-industries cohort that includes the crowd-lending impact platform LendForGood. The Climate 10x Accelerator was set up as part of the $280 million Trailblazer for Recycling and Clean Energy (TraCE)… Read more »

Prof Andrew Parfitt, Victor Dominello, Prof Attila Brungs.

Former NSW minister Victor Dominello has a new university gig running tackling ethics and trust in digital life

- May 1, 2023 3 MIN READ

Former NSW digital government minister Victor Dominello has a new job after leaving politics at the March state election, signing on as the director of the university-based UNSW-UTS Trustworthy Digital Society Hub. The announcement comes on the same day Jihad Dib, the new Labor minister in charge of digital government marked Privacy Week, announcing the… Read more »

Prof Andrew Dzurak
Quantum Computing

Startup Daily TV: Sydney startup Diraq is rewriting the rules on quantum computing

- February 21, 2023 3 MIN READ

Australian engineers have found a new way of precisely controlling single electrons nestled in quantum dots that run logic gates. These new mechanism is less bulky and requires fewer parts, which could prove essential to making large-scale silicon quantum computers a reality. The serendipitous discovery, made by engineers at the quantum computing startup Diraq, which… Read more »


Here are the winners of the UNSW Founders Awards

- November 25, 2022 3 MIN READ

The University of New South Wales announced 8 winners in the inaugural UNSW Founders Awards this week, recognising founders, startups and mentors for their outstanding contribution to innovation and the startup ecosystem. Virtual job simulation platform Forage was named Startup Of the Year, with Frances Atkins, cofounder of Givvable named Founder of the Year. The presentation… Read more »


UNSW reveals the 40 finalists in its new founders awards

- November 3, 2022 4 MIN READ

The University of NSW – the place where Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes met – has announced its finalists for the inaugural UNSW Founders Awards. The awards, announced later this month at a gala dinner in Sydney on November 22, recognise startups, founders and mentor across 8 award categories. All have a connection to… Read more »


Sydney AI startup Cherry Recommends nabs Y Combinator backing as it expands into the US

- February 7, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney artificial intelligence startup, Cherry Recommends, has been selected to take part in the legendary accelerator program by Y Combinator. The US venture capital fund invests US$125,000 for at 7% stake in the companies it brings into the program. Cherry is an AI promotion recommender platform that grows sticky online customers by increasing customer engagement,… Read more »

Startup Daily TV

Startup Daily TV: University of NSW is putting 7 startups through its 10x Accelerator program

- August 25, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

The UNSW Founders has invested $140,000 in seven startups as part of its 2020 10x Accelerator program, currently under, albeit remotely in the covid-19 era, through the University of NSW. David Burt, Director of Entrepreneurship at UNSW, said the 2020 cohort ranges from a robotic gripper that mimics human dexterity,  to a mobile docketing system… Read more »