News & Analysis

The unspoken issues holding back female founders

- July 6, 2021 5 MIN READ

Women who are founders, co-founders or CEOs all face similar challenges unique to their gender. In order to maintain the advancement of women entrepreneurs and business owners, these issues must be addressed. Given that the odds are stacked against women when they enter the startup scene, it is critical to explore how many unspoken gendered… Read more »

Accelerator

Nicole Cook joins women-led business accelerator SBE Australia as its first CEO

- April 19, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Former Jobs for NSW boss Nicole Cook is taking on a key role in inspiring the next generation of female founders, signing on as the first CEO of SBE Australia, an accelerator for women-led businesses. The not-for-profit, which helps female entrepreneurs scale technology and life science-based businesses globally, counts Canva co-founder Mel Perkins among its… Read more »

News & Analysis

Founder program Tech Ready Women is looking for 100 budding startup entrepreneurs

- March 17, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

Angel investment network Scale Investors appoints two new female CEOs

- March 16, 2021 2 MIN READ

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 »

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Funding

Victoria is launching a $10 million investment fund to back startups led by women

- March 11, 2021 2 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

A fab 4 of tech journos have launched a new podcast: Queens of the Drone Age

- January 19, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

Canva is upping its support for women to mark International Women’s Day

- March 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

Girl Geek Academy sets its sights on space

- September 26, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

  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 »

Opinion

How to stand out as a woman in the tech crowd

- July 11, 2019 4 MIN READ

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 »

News & Analysis

Meet the inspiring women in BlueChilli’s new SheStarts accelerator

- June 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

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 »