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 »
People from UNSW know how to build. UNSW was originally founded to meet Australia’s need to have a university specialised in training high-quality engineers and technology professionals. Since then we’ve grown into a comprehensive university, but we’ve kept in our DNA the important truth that the value of an idea is how we put it… Read more »
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 »
If it isn’t broken don’t try and fix it: this is the most important but absent principle when it comes to Australian government innovation policy. With this principle in mind, it will be a tragedy for Australian startups if either the Accelerating Commercialisation (AC) or Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) are damaged by the… Read more »
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 »
As tens of thousands of satellites are launched into orbit over Earth, UNSW Sydney startup HEO Robotics is looking to launch a space camera next year to help them keep an eye on their space assets. With tech companies ranging from Elon Musk’s Starlink to defence, weather and Internet of Things tech startups all launching… Read more »
The 11 startups the UNSW Founders invested in as part of its 2020 10x accelerator program make their public debut over the coming week as part of two Demo Nights. The first, the 10x Demo Night, is this afternoon, October 28. The 2020 cohort ranges from a robotic gripper that mimics human dexterity, to a… Read more »
Entrepreneur and angel investor Trevor Folsom is joining UNSW Founders program as Entrepreneur in Residence to support early stage startups. Folsom is co-founder of Investible as well as Club Investible – its global network of active early stage investors – making more than 80 direct investments. He was an early investor in Canva and chairs… Read more »
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 »
The UNSW Founders has invested $140,000 in seven startups as part of its 2020 10x Accelerator program. The ventures were chosen from among 75 startups that applied for the program and each one receives a $20,000 investment from UNSW. The companies will now take part in the 3-month support program, which this year will be delivered… Read more »
The worst part of the economic crisis in Australia caused by COVID-19 has been the destruction of so many millions of jobs. The only thing that’s going to bring these jobs back? The work of Australia’s entrepreneurs. We know from research conducted in both Australia and overseas that the overwhelming majority of new jobs are… Read more »
UNSW, llens, and the Law Society of NSW are teaming up to prepare the legal system for the challenges presented by technological advancements.
The NSW Government has announced a new $26 million fund to support research organisations working to develop the first commercialised quantum computer.
RMIT University has announced the launch of RMIT Activator City Hub, a new space to support the university members with innovative ideas and programs.
Sydney-based startup Intersective has developed Practera, an online system allowing educators to create experiential learning programs online.