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LaunchVic is looking for more startup accelerators to fund

- May 9, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Victorian startup agency LaunchVic is offering grants of up to $2 million to support accelerator programs for local founders. Applications for the grant program are now open for experienced accelerator program providers to deliver either generalist or sector-specific programs over the next three years. LaunchVic CEO Dr Kate Cornick said the need for tailored support,… Read more »

Dr Kate Cornick
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LaunchVic is on the hunt for budding startup founders to tackle key health issues facing young people

- April 29, 2022 2 MIN READ

Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic, is partnering with the state’s health authority VicHealth to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to tackle of the key health issues of young people with a new accelerator program. The VicHealth X LaunchVic CivVic Challenge is looking for aspiring founders and early stage startups keen to find solutions that… Read more »

R&D, science
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CSIRO’s VC fund Main Sequence is backing biotech startups in a new UNSW accelerator

- March 28, 2022 2 MIN READ

The University of NSW entrepreneurship program, UNSW Founders, will launch a new venture-backed accelerator for deep tech startups focused on synthetic biology and biotech with support from the CSIRO’s VC arm, Main Sequence. SynBio 10x will run in conjunction with the RNA Institute and UNSW School of Biotechnology & Biomolecular Sciences. Main Sequence will invest $120,000… Read more »

Catalysr
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Migrant entrepreneur accelerator Catalysr has launched a fellowship program

- March 14, 2022 < 1 MIN READ

Startup accelerator Catalysr, which helps migrants and refugees build startup businesses in Australia, is ramping up its support for “migrapreneurs” (migrant entrepreneurs)  with a new fellowship program. CEO Usman Iftikhar launched Catalysr as a solution to the difficulties he faced in getting a business off the ground as a new Australian. The shift to online… Read more »

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LaunchVic is on the hunt for the next big things in AgTech, with $1.8 million for accelerator programs

- February 17, 2022 2 MIN READ

Nearly 500 innovative farmers and aspiring startup founders are set to break into the AgTech sector, with three new entrepreneurship programs funded by LaunchVic and Agriculture Victoria.  Farmers2Founders, Rocket Seeder and SproutX will each receive $600,000 to run pre-accelerator programs, which equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills to turn an idea into a business.  Farmers2Founders,… Read more »

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Sydney AI startup Cherry Recommends nabs Y Combinator backing as it expands into the US

- February 7, 2022 2 MIN READ

Sydney artificial intelligence startup, Cherry Recommends, has been selected to take part in the legendary accelerator program by Y Combinator. The US venture capital fund invests US$125,000 for at 7% stake in the companies it brings into the program. Cherry is an AI promotion recommender platform that grows sticky online customers by increasing customer engagement,… Read more »

Maxine Lee
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Skalata Ventures reveals the 13 new startups it’s just backed with seed investments

- December 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

Venture capital firm Skalata Ventures has revealed its latest round of early-stage company investments, following the launch of its 4th Seed Investment Program.  The baker’s dozen takes the total Skalata portfolio to 43 since its launch in 2018, backed by Melbourne businessman Paul Little and Darrell Wade. This year the Melbourne VC has increased its… Read more »

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Kiwi ‘data wrangling’ startup Segna bags US$125,000 seed round from Y Combinator

- November 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

New Zealand software venture Segna, a self-described “data wrangler”, has landed a US$125,000 seed investment from Y Combinator ahead of the startup taking part in the legendary US accelerator program. Segna will be just the fourth New Zealand startups to be part of Y Combinator, which counts Airbnb, Dropbox, Twitch, Stripe, Reddit, and CoinBase among… Read more »

Atto
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Here are the incredible 23 female founders presenting at the Atto accelerator’s Demo Day

- November 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

It’s been a busy year for Atto, the accelerator that helps female founders launch tech companies. The organisation will hold the Atto Demo Day this Wednesday, November 24 from 11am with an impressive 26 female founders from 23 startups. Entrepreneur Kate Kendall launched Atto in 2019 to empower female founders to build global, scalable and sustainable… Read more »

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Antler’s now backed 18 startups in just five months from its $46 million early stage VC fund

- November 11, 2021 4 MIN READ

* Antler bolsters the Australian startup ecosystem with 18 early-stage investments, bringing the local portfolio to more than 60 companies Antler has ramped up its presence in Australia following 18 new investments from the firm’s AU$46m Fund 1. Over the last five months, the local Fund has invested in 18 newly minted Australian startups, built with… Read more »

Startmate
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Startmate ramps up early-stage startup valuations to $1.5 million, investing $120,000 in its next cohort

- October 27, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australian and New Zealand accelerator program Startmate is increasing the investment it makes in startups $75,000 to $120,000 as it goes on the hunt for its summer cohort. It’s also increased the valuations by 50% to $1.5 million, in a move that means the equity investment remains roughly the same, increasingly from 7.5% to 8.5%.… Read more »

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The one Spark Festival event every aspiring founder needs to see: picking the right accelerator for your startup

- October 19, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australia now has more tech accelerators than a Tesla Gigafactory. But if you’re a founder thinking about joining one, how to you choose the right match in the startup sector’s version of Married At First Site. Even finding out about them takes tons of research before you drill down into the details of what’s on… Read more »