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AO Startups serves up 5 companies for its Australian Open accelerator program

- January 25, 2023 4 MIN READ

Tennis Australia’s AO Startups program has announced five of the seven startup involved in its pioneering new accelerator program. The startups were chosen from among 165 applications to the program, which is designed to help early-stage companies pilot cutting-edge technologies at the Australian Open (AO) and tennis more broadly. Tennis Australia Head of Innovation Dr Machar Reid said… Read more »


Fishburners names 10 ideas for its new media program

- October 31, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney startup hub Fishburners has chosen 10 ideas for the inaugural Google News Initiative (GNI) startups bootcamp The nine-week professional development program delivers support and coaching to aspiring news media entrepreneurs for independent journalism, with entrepreneurs including Sinorbis CMO Vijay Solanki, BindiMaps cofounder Tony Burrett, and Stem Media cofounder Emily Dawson providing one-on-one coaching. It’s the… Read more »

Sydney Biomedical Accelerator

Sydney University is building a $478 million biomedical accelerator

- August 30, 2022 2 MIN READ

The University of Sydney is building a biomedical precinct worth $478 million to fast track research and patient care. The Sydney Biomedical Accelerator (SBA) will be the university’s largest ever capital investment, with the research precinct co-located at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University’s Camperdown campuses, within the Tech Central precinct. It will span 36,000 square metres… Read more »


CSIRO revives its ON Accelerate program

- August 29, 2022 2 MIN READ

The CSIRO has revived its ON startup accelerator program, three years after shutting it down, as the government and universities ramp up their push to commercialise research. ON originally launched in 2015 as part of CSIRO’s Innovation Catalyst strategy, supported by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. But in late 2019,… Read more »

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Frank Lab names the 10 startups in its new accelerator program

- August 8, 2022 2 MIN READ

Law Firm Hall & Wilcox has chosen 10 startups for its 2022 Frank Lab accelerator program, spanning climate to edutech, fintech and even art. Frank Lab 2022 follows the success of the 2021 female-focused cohort and the 2020 and 2019 programs, which helped accelerate a broad range of businesses and their solutions. These included an open banking/data-sharing platform, rocket engine technologies,… Read more »

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CBA’s VC arm, x15ventures, is looking for payments startups to back in its revamped Xccelerate program

- August 2, 2022 2 MIN READ

The Commonwealth Bank’s venture-scaling arm, x15ventures, has revamped its accelerator program, Xccelerate, and is now on the hunt for five early-stage fintech startups to back.  While the three previous iterations of Xccelerate have seen x15ventures choose an winner ultimate winner to back – givvable and OwnHome in 2020, and Splashup last year – this time… Read more »


The Founder Institute is on the hunt for Australian and NZ startups for its Spring program

- July 25, 2022 2 MIN READ

The world’s largest pre-seed accelerator, the Founder Institute, has opened its Spring program for aspiring entrepreneurs in Australia and New Zealand. The trans-Tasman 16-week part-time program follows the recent visit to Australia by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as part of a trade mission. Sydney-based Founder Institute co-director and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Centre ambassador Phoebe… Read more »


The 8 incredible startups tackling disability in Remarkable’s upcoming Demo Day

- July 19, 2022 2 MIN READ

Accelerator and startup investor Remarkable is holding its Demo Day for the 2022 this Wednesday, July 20, with eight startups from Australia and the US tackling a range of challenges for people with disabilities. Demo Day concludes Remarkable’s 16-week accelerator program, and gives the founders with ideas ranging from wearable rehabilitation robots to Australia’s first audio… Read more »