Female founders education program Tech Ready Women is running an eight-week startup program ‘idea to MVP’ (minimum viable product) for 100 women in entrepreneurship. The startup program is built on four key pillars; community, mentoring, skills/education, and investment. It has been specifically designed for non-tech female founders who want to step confidently into the tech… Read more »
Melbourne angel investment network Scale Investors has chose two co-CEOs, Chelsea Newell and Samar Mcheileh, to replace departed boss Ariane Barker. Scale invests in female-led startups and was founded in 2013 by a group of leading Melbourne businesswomen. With the backing of high net worth individuals, the organisation has backed 30 companies in that time… Read more »
Women-led early stage startups will have access to dedicated investment support from the $10 million Alice Anderson Fund – named after a pioneering Victorian businesswoman and innovator – to open for applications in July. The Alice Anderson Fund will run over three years as a sidecar investment fund committing between $50,000 and $300,000 into between 40 and… Read more »
Four of Australia’s finest female technology experts have a launched a new weekly podcast, Queens of the Drone Age covering the key talking points in tech. Rae Johnston, the science and technology editor at NITV and SBS, Mashable reporter Amanda Yeo, Gizmodo Australia editor Tegan Jones and Good Game Spawn Point presenter Angharad Yeo are… Read more »
A Melbourne media buying agency that’s seen its revenue grow by an astonishing 2390% over three years has been named the overall winner of the 2020 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia awards. Half Dome in Cremorne took out the top prize ahead of runners-up My Plan Manager (1621% growth) and Autoguru (1148% growth). Half Dome… Read more »
Global design startup Canva is making International Women’s Day with a series of initiatives supporting women working for the company. While the tech unicorn has committed to creating more gender-balanced tech teams and increasing female representation in engineering, one of the biggest stresses parents face during school holidays is also being addressed, with a complimentary… Read more »
Girl Geek Academy, Sarah Moran’s Australian tech training venture, has turned its attention skywards, acquiring the ‘She Flies’, a US program aimed at increasing gender equality in the drone, space and aviation sectors. Sarah Moran, GGA’s CEO and co-founder, announced the deal today at the World of Drones Congress in Brisbane. “She Flies is… Read more »
Designerex co-founder Kirsten Kore As a woman in the tech industry, you may find yourself being the only one in the crowd. One of the first things I find myself doing when I walk into the conferences and meet-ups, is look around to find my fellow female founders. Thankfully, there are more and more of… Read more »
Innovation hub BlueChilli has revealed the 10 startups it has selected for its latest SheStarts accelerator program for women. The female-led startups were chosen from 400 applications and 50 startups who took part in a two-week bootcamp. SheStarts3 is a six-month venture building program exploring issues such as sustainable agriculture and mental health. It’s backed… Read more »
Australian energy sector accelerator EnergyLab is launching a women in clean energy fellowship in Melbourne to inspire and support more women to found energy startups. The free program runs over nine evenings between August and November 2019, and is looking for 8-12 women wanting to develop a range of entrepreneurial skills, from how to hatch… Read more »
According to KPMG, 62 percent of Australian startups don’t have any women on their boards.
Toowoomba startup Spark Girlz has taken out the top prize at the Asia Pacific regional finals of the inaugural Techstars Startup Weekend Women event.
The Australian government is set to start work on its 10-year plan to increase the number of girls and women in STEM it announced in the May Budget.
The second Female Entrepreneur Week at Tank Stream Labs saw 70 speakers across 25 events, with almost 1,600 people attending.