QIC Private Equity partner Nicholas Guest

Queensland is backing 5 accelerators, including Farmers2Founders & Energylab, to help 100s of startups get VC-ready

- February 15, 2024 2 MIN READ

More than 160 early-stage Queensland startups will be supported to become venture capital investment-ready under accelerator programs delivered through the Queensland Venture Capital Development Fund (QVCDF).  The fund, managed by Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), will support an initial five accelerators to run thematically relevant programs focused on the state’s priority industries. The accelerators are: Farmers2Founders, ​EnergyLab,… Read more »

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Applications open for the Lander & Rogers legal tech accelerator – and here are the 5 startups it just helped

- January 10, 2024 3 MIN READ

Law firm Lander & Rogers will run its seventh accelerator program for legal tech startups in 2024, with applications now open. The focus is once again on artificial intelligence (AI), which, like so many traditional industries, is now transforming law. Since it began, the LawTech Hub accelerator has assisted 25 startups – all bar one… Read more »


Applications for the SparkLabs Cultiv8 cleantech accelerator are open

- January 9, 2024 2 MIN READ

Agri-food tech accelerator, SparkLabs Cultiv8 has opened applications for its sixth agri-food tech accelerator. The first cleantech program ran last year. SparkLabs Cultiv8 partner Malcolm Nutt said that with momentum for the sector was increasing rapidly, both in Australia and globally, they plan to focus once again on cleantech agri-food companies in 2024. The program… Read more »


Here are the 12 female-founded startups the University of Newcastle just helped women build

- December 8, 2023 5 MIN READ

If you’re a VC looking to improve your track record on investing in startups led by women, bookmark this story. Twelve women-led startups are about to emerge from the University of Newcastle’s I2N Female Founders Program. The program’s main aim is to level the playing field for committed female founders to build their businesses and reach… Read more »

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Here are the 12 deep tech startups CSIRO chose for its latest ON Accelerate program

- December 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

Science agency CSIRO has announced the 12 planned deep-tech startups selected for its ON Accelerate program in 2024. The ideas span everything from global health challenges to sustainability through circularity, and advanced manufacturing. The ON program gives university researchers access to a network of industry experts and investors, to help them refine and validate their… Read more »

David Burt

UNSW gets cracking on the federal government’s Startup Year idea

- November 29, 2023 2 MIN READ

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has become the first tertiary institution to implement the federal government’s accredited Startup Year program for recent university graduates. Federal industry and science minister Ed Husic confirmed plans for the HECS-style loans program, an election promise designed to back university students to launch their own startups ideas, late… Read more »

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Australian startups Onvol and Economical Energy chosen for Shell’s climate tech accelerator Studio X

- October 23, 2023 2 MIN READ

Two Australian climate tech startups are among seven ideas as part of the third cohort for US-based Studio X’s global energy and climate tech innovation accelerator. Economical Energy and Onvol will be part of the 16-week program, which is backed by energy giant Shell. The seven ideas chosen span energy, climate tech, green energy solutions, emissions management,… Read more »

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LaunchVic is hunting for startup founders to be part of its final blessing of future unicorns

- October 2, 2023 2 MIN READ

Victoria startup agencyLaunchVic has once again opened expressions of interest for a third cohort of its pioneering 30X30 program to support potential tech unicorns scale up the operational side of their startups. The 30X30 program is a bespoke leadership program, tailored to support scaleup founders and their executive teams take their startups to the next… Read more »

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Queensland has a new program for agtech startups tackling plant health

- September 22, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

A new agricultural innovation program for is setting up in Toowoomba, 125km west of Queensland, to support startups focused on enhancing plant health. The Agtech and Logistics Hub in Toowoomba is delivering the open innovation initiative in conjunction with industry body Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). The OpenGround program will bring together scaleups and innovation… Read more »


Startmate reveals the 13 new startups it’s backed ahead of SXSW Demo Day

- September 15, 2023 4 MIN READ

Female founders are involved in nearly 40% of the 13 startups in the Startmate class of winter 2023, with climate tech and AI among the key themes backed by the accelerator and investment program. The Winter23 Accelerator cohort spans everything from AI-powered recruitment to misdiagnosed prenatal ultrasounds and inflatable space solar panels.  Two of the… Read more »


Applications for Catalysr’s ‘migrapreneur’ startup accelerator program are about to close

- September 5, 2023 2 MIN READ

Catalysr, the startup incubator dedicated to supporting high-performing migrant and refugee entrepreneurs, is on the hunt for 25 “migrapreneurs” to take part in its 2023 Accelerate Program. Applications close this Wednesday, September 6, with the free, three-month program running from September 17 to early December. Since 2016, Catalysr has supported and mentored more than 900… Read more »