CivVic Labs, the Victorian accelerator for startups gain access to government procurement contracts, has opened applications for its next cohort. The latest round includes a range of government departments, all seeking for startups to develop products and solutions for the public sector. The WorkSafe challenge seeks to explore how emerging technology can help prevent physical… Read more »
Premier Daniel Andrews announced that Martin Pakula has been named the lead Minister in the government for jobs, with responsibility for Jobs, Innovation and Trade, while Adem Somyurek is returning to the Small Business portfolio after a few years away.
LaunchVic is set to invest $2.5 million in CivVic Labs, an accelerator program aimed at helping participants access a slice of the government procurement pie.
The Victorian Government’s startup body, LaunchVic has announced $1.37 million in funding for four organisations focused on supporting entrepreneurial activity among Indigenous Victorians. The four organisations receiving funding are Barayamal, Global Sisters, Ngarrimili, and Ngamai Moorroop Wili. Barayamal will use its funding to deliver a pre-accelerator and accelerator program for Aboriginal startups. The organisation stated… Read more »
Adrian Merrick’s explanation of what Energy Locals does is rather to the point: “We sell cleaner energy for a fixed fee and without screwing customers.”
John Brumby has had a long career in the public eye: now an independent director on the board of Huawei Australia and president of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC), he served for seven years as MP for Bendigo during the period of the Hawke Government before moving to the Victorian state parliament, where he… Read more »
The Australian rideshare market continues to heat up, with Chinese player Didi Chuxing today announcing it’s set to launch in Melbourne later this month.
The Victorian Government has launched Foundry658, a program geared towards growing the state’s “creative and cultural” businesses.
An industry-based test group of users will be able to use the app on their Android phones, with their smartphone’s near field communication (NFC) function integrating with existing Myki ticket barriers and card readers.
In Melbourne to celebrate Square’s second birthday in Australia, the company’s cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey also announced Square is set to build out an engineering hub down under, its first outside North America.
Previously manager of the national innovation program at Deloitte, new Startup Victoria boss Anderson has been at Inventium since 2013.
The Victorian Government has outlined a number of initiatives in its 2018/19 Budget aimed at bridging the digital divide for those living in regional and rural areas.
Victorian startup Landchecker, which helps prospective buyers access detailed data around a property’s zoning and related information, has raised $1.85 million in funding, with new strategic partner RACV the largest backer in the round.
Melbourne startup Roamni helps locals share their knowledge of and stories about a place with tourists
Melbourne-founded traveltech startup Roamni built an app that allows locals in an area to record and share guided audio tours for tourists to listen to.
With shares priced at $0.45 per share, LiveTiles is also set to launch a Share Purchase Plan to raise an additional $3 million from existing eligible shareholders.