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Here are the finalists in Fintech Australia’s 2024 Finnies awards

- April 22, 2024 3 MIN READ

FinTech Australia has announced the finalists for Australia’s most prestigious annual fintech business awards, The Finnies. This year’s awards attracted more than 322 entries across 19 categories, resulting in shortlist of 154 finalists. The Finnies are judged over two rounds by more than 70 experts from the fintech ecosystem. The first round saw around 30 judges… Read more »

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3 panel sessions to vote for at SXSW Sydney

- April 18, 2024 3 MIN READ

One way South by Southwest (SXSW) Sydney is different to most tech and startup festivals is how it chooses its panels in a Survivor-meets-Eurovision way, with people asked to vote on the 1,100-odd submissions received to choose their favourite. The fortnight of voting in Session Select leads to LinkedIn being flooded with “please like me”posts… Read more »

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Blackbird reveals the full lineup for Sunrise Australia

- March 27, 2024 2 MIN READ

Venture capital firm Blackbird’s annual Coachella for startups, Sunrise Australia, will feature more than 50 speakers across three stages, with the full lineup for the two-day event in May revealed today. New speakers include Bluey creator Joe Brumm, ethicist and philosopher Peter Singer, MONA curator Kirsha Kaechele, Gilmour Space  cofounder Adam Gilmour, Wedgetail VC CEO… Read more »

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Applications for this year’s Cicada x Tech23 have opened for deep tech startups

- March 21, 2024 2 MIN READ

Deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations is on the hunt for the nation’s 23 most promising deep tech ventures, to showcase their world-changing innovations at the country’s largest deep tech conference, Cicada x Tech23. Applications are now open for the next three weeks April 12. Founders keen to take part and present at the event are asked to explain… Read more »

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How to _SOUTHSTART – why you want to be in Adelaide in March

- March 5, 2024 3 MIN READ

With _SOUTHSTART in Adelaide on this week, March 5-7, we asked the festival’s co-directors, Danielle Seymour and Craig Swann, to explain how to get the best out of one of the most popular and well-loved gatherings on the startup calendar. Here’s what they said. _SOUTHSTART is Australia’s largest festival of innovation, big-thinkers and game-changers. Since… Read more »

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FinTech Australia is ramping up its sustainability focus

- February 26, 2024 2 MIN READ

FinTech Australia is launching a new event next month aimed at showcasing sustainability-focused fintech companies. FinTech for Net Zero is a panel discussion on fintech’s role in managing the challenge of climate change. It will be held at BDO’s office Sydney office at 1 Margaret St, in the CBD, from 4pm on Tuesday, March 12.… Read more »

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Here’s what’s happening at _SOUTHSTART this year

- February 16, 2024 3 MIN READ

The annual _SOUTHSTART gathering in Adelaide next month has revealed its 2024 program lineup. The three-day event spans more than 50+ voices across 10 venues, including South Australia’s famed wine regions, spanning 6+ streams. _SOUTHSTART co-directors Danielle Seymour and Craig Swann said they wanted this year’s event to dive deeper into the fundamental issues affecting our… Read more »

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Fishburners is hosting a LGBTIQA+ Pride pitch night

- February 9, 2024 < 1 MIN READ

Fishburners and high-performance coach and speaker, Veronica Mason are collaborating to host an LGBTIQA+ Pride pitch night next Friday, February 16. ‘ The event is for queer founders, who will be paired with judges to pitch their business and will compete for a judge’s choice and a people’s choice award. Mason was inspired to create… Read more »

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How to _SOUTHSTART – why you want to be in Adelaide in March

- February 1, 2024 3 MIN READ

With _SOUTHSTART in Adelaide just six weeks away on March 5-7, we asked the festival’s co-directors, Danielle Seymour and Craig Swann, to explain how to get the best out of one of the most popular and well-loved gatherings on the startup calendar. Here’s what they said. _SOUTHSTART is Australia’s largest festival of innovation, big-thinkers and… Read more »

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How the S2S Summit delivered for startups in Sydney

- December 8, 2023 3 MIN READ

In the dynamic landscape of Australia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, the recent inaugural Startup to Scaleup (S2S) Summit held on November 16 at the Sydney Startup Hub provided a long-awaited platform for founders and the start up community to connect and learn from each other.  The event, organised by Tank Stream Labs, addressed a crucial gap in… Read more »

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Here are the winners of the Pause Awards

- December 7, 2023 2 MIN READ

The sixth annual Pause Awards were held in Melbourne, recognising Australia’s most ambitious and innovative startups and tech companies for their innovation and financial success. There were 63 finalists across five category tracks – Growth, Excellence, Operators, Good, and Culture – and 32 winners, predominantly from Victoria and NSW in sectors ranging from health, to financial… Read more »