Victoria doctors get a taste of startup life with LaunchVic-backed medtech accelerator

- July 14, 2024 2 MIN READ

The Australian Society for Medical Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ASME) is among seven organisations backed by LaunchVic as part of a $2.4 million program to create pre-accelerator programs to help aspiring founders understand startup life. ASME has partnered with MTPConnect to deliver the Australian Clinical Entrepreneur Program (AUSCEP) in Victoria. It offers clinicians the resources, mentorship… Read more »

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LaunchVic tips $2.4 million into seven new pre-accelerator programs to give Victorian founders a head start

- July 11, 2024 2 MIN READ

Would-be startup founders seeking a helping hand to take their first steps to tackle important problems will have seven new ways to do it thanks to a series of pre-accelerator programs bankrolled in Victoria by LaunchVic. Seven new programs have received up to $400,000 as part of LaunchVic’s ‘Grants for Targeted Pre-accelerator’ program to offer… Read more »


Antler Investor Memo Series: Enrola makes it easier for students to find the courses they want to study

- July 2, 2024 4 MIN READ

Early stage investment company Antler Australia recently backed a new cohort of startups as part of its ongoing program to build great local tech companies. Startup Daily is sharing the details of each venture in the “Antler Investor Memos” series, which is designed to give you a quick, sharp understanding of the startups and people… Read more »

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What Australian startup accelerators can do to prove their worth

- June 28, 2024 3 MIN READ

When Australian startup fever took hold in the mid-2010s, state governments used taxpayer money to support high-growth technology businesses with the intent to leverage the benefits these businesses could deliver to future-proof their economies. As a result, sophisticated industry scaffolding began to emerge in support of the fearless few willing to dive in and try… Read more »


BeanstalkAgTech is building a $10 million venture studio to back nearly 100 startups focused on drought resilience

- June 27, 2024 2 MIN READ

Food and agriculture advisory and venture firm Beanstalk AgTech has launched a venture program to support researchers and entrepreneurs build new agtech products and services for farmers. The $10 million project is working towards building the world’s first venture studio for drought resilience, supported by the federal government’s Future Drought Fund. Expressions of interest for … Read more »


Here are the 15 amazing AI startups in Build Club’s first cohort – and the winners heading to San Francisco to pitch to US VCs

- June 22, 2024 6 MIN READ

If Build Club founder Annie Liao needs a motto, it should be “Move fast and make things”. This week, the 15 artificial intelligence (AI) startups accepted into the inaugural Build Club Accelerator graduated after an intensive six weeks, culminating in Monday’s Demo Day. Liao set out to create an accelerator program backing technical AI engineers… Read more »

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ARM Hub and MTPConnect collaborate on a new AI accelerator for biomed startups

- June 17, 2024 2 MIN READ

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub and MTPConnect have teamed up to launch the Biomedical AI Sprints Accelerator (BASA) so biomedical startup can harness the power of data and artificial intelligence (AI).  BASA will offer $25,000-50,000 in matched funding and upskill high-growth startup teams in using AI and data analytics, giving them access to… Read more »

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Queensland brings sportstech accelerator ASTN north to back 40 startups

- June 11, 2024 2 MIN READ

As the Brisbane Olympics loom in 2032, the Queensland government is keen to get local sportstech startups on the podium with new accelerator programs. The state government-backed Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC) is bringing Melbourne-based Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) north with funding from the QIC-managed Queensland Venture Capital Development Fund (QVCDF). The accelerator and entrepreneurship programs… Read more »

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SparkLabs Cultiv8 reveals 9 startups for its latest accelerator

- May 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

Cleantech agri-food accelerator SparkLabs Cultiv8 has announced the nine startups taking part in its annual accelerator program. Founder Jonathon Quigley said the nine were chosen for their contributions towards creating a more sustainable and efficient global food production system. “The interest in this sector has grown enormously over the past eight years, as well as… Read more »


Founder Institute ANZ reveals the 8 startups in its latest cohort ahead of Demo Day

- May 17, 2024 2 MIN READ

Founder Institute ANZ, the local chapter of the world’s largest pre-seed startup accelerator, has revealed the eight startups in its latest cohort as they prepare for Demo Day next week. The startups involved have just completed an intensive 3.5 months program of business-building, evaluation, and feedback from leading experts and investors ahead of a Demo Day… Read more »

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Startmate Demo Day: Carbonaught is transforming farm fertilisers and carbon reduction using volcanic rock

- May 7, 2024 5 MIN READ

Startmate held Demo Day for its summer 2024 cohort at Blackbird’s Sunrise in Sydney last week and Startup Daily is profiling the 10 startups involved. Today it’s Carbonaught, which is using basalt rock as fertiliser for farmlands The global food system is broken, and the challenges on our horizon are even harder to swallow. In… Read more »