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Startmate expands its New Zealand footprint

- April 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

Startmate’s New Zealand expansion plans continue with the Australian startup accelerator making its first local appointment, making Auckland-based Ryan Walker its community and partnerships associate. In his first months in the role, Walker is visiting key startup hubs across the twin island to ensure the Kiwi startup ecosystem is primed to leverage Startmate’s global network… Read more »

SBE Australia CEO Nicole Cook, and chair Kerri Lee Sinclair
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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 »

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Catalysr is running a 12-week pre-accelerator program to help migrapreneurs decide if they want to have a crack

- March 16, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

Startup accelerator Catalysr helps migrants and refugees build the businesses that contribute to Australia’s economic success. And now, after five years helping people in Sydney and Melbourne, the organisation is going national with plans to help for than 400 “migrapreneurs” (migrant entrepreneurs) over the next two years. Since 2016, Catalysr has supported more than 400… Read more »

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UNSW’s Founders 10x accelerator is seeking startups for its next program

- March 10, 2021 < 1 MIN READ

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has opened applications for its Founders 10x Accelerator program. The Founders 10x program, UNSW’s flagship startup accelerator program, is designed for high-potential, tech-enabled startups to help them become ‘investment ready’. the program’s Director of Entrepreneurship, David Burt, said they were excited to see what ideas have emerged from… Read more »

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Antler Australia is expanding to Melbourne

- March 9, 2021 2 MIN READ

Antler Australia will open an office in Melbourne in mid-2021 as the Sydney-based startup accelerator and investor moves from a year of virtual, online programs to a more physical presence. The venture, which launched in Australia in 2019, has backed 40 companies in that time and began something of a de facto national expansion in… Read more »

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A new accelerator, The Melt, is cranking up Australian manufacturing after investing in 5 startups

- September 21, 2020 4 MIN READ

Slingshot founder Trent Bagnall has launched a manufacturing accelerator The Melt will invest around $1m annually in industrial startups It’s also supporting corporates looking to ramp up R&D The first $1m raise was done in a fortnight Industrial prototyping lab and innovation accelerator, The Melt has announced its first investments in five startups with an… Read more »