ULUU cofounders Michael Kingsbury and Michael Julia Reisser

Here are the 23 startups chosen by Cicada Innovations for Tech23

- June 8, 2023 5 MIN READ

Deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations has chosen its first cohort of startup founders showcasing world-changing innovations at the annual deep technology conference Cicada x Tech23. Cicada became custodians of Tech23 last year, reviving Australia’s longest-running deep tech event to support Australian deep tech innovators The 23 ventures were chosen from more than 130 applications nationally… Read more »


SPARK REIGNITED: Australia’s largest startup event, Spark Festival, refreshes after director departs

- June 5, 2023 3 MIN READ

The annual Spark Festival, the largest national event for Australia’s startup community, is the latest victim of a reduced funding for the sector, with the director departing and the board looking to refresh the event to present later this year. Festival director Maxine Sherrin left the organisation on Friday after nearly seven years, having successfully… Read more »

Murray Hurps

Startup Muster is making a comeback – and wants to know what questions you want answered

- June 5, 2023 2 MIN READ

One of the most important roadmaps to Australia’s startup sector is set to return after a five-year hiatus, with Startup Muster once again looking to take the pulse of the local ecosystem. UTS Startups director of entrepreneurship Murray Hurps, a driving force behind Startup Muster between 2014 and 208, has enlisted Adam Spencer, producer of… Read more »

Professor Hind Benbya,

Deakin University’s annual AI festival is on next week

- May 25, 2023 2 MIN READ

Deakin University’s Centre for AI and the Future of Business is holding its third annual AI Festival in Melbourne next week on June 1-2. The 2023 theme ‘Co-creating value with AI’ will bring together more than 150 business leaders, tech innovators, scholars, and policy makers, including 25 expert presenters. A series of panel sessions will… Read more »

Korea Startup Grand Challenge

The K-Startup Grand Challenge is your chance to crack the Asian market with a residency in South Korea

- April 18, 2023 2 MIN READ

One of Asia-pacific-region’s (APAC) top tech accelerator programs, K-Startup Grand Challenge (KSGC), is returning for its 8th year with a focus on international startups.  Australia startups have enjoyed great success at KSGC, with two featuring in the top 10 in 2022.  Applications for 2023 are now open and close on May 18.  KSGC was launched… Read more »

FinTech Australia General Manager Rehan D'Almeida

Here are the finalists of the FinTech Australia Finnie awards for 2023

- April 17, 2023 3 MIN READ

The finalists for FinTech Australia’s seventh annual business awards, known as The Finnies, have been announced. This year’s awards received over 300 entries from over 250 fintechs across 19 categories, with judges shortlisting 156 finalists. FinTech Australia general manager Rehan D’Almeida said they’re announcing the finalists a bit later than usual due to the deliberation… Read more »

Scalare Partners CEO Carolyn Breeze

Tech investor Scalare Partners acquires national startup mentoring program the Australian Technologies Competition

- April 13, 2023 2 MIN READ

Early-stage tech investor and advisory firm Scalare Partners has acquired the annual Australian Technologies Competition (ATC), which helps build promising tech companies for the world stage. The ATC has an alumni pool of 350 past winners, including telehealth platform Coviu, global agri-business Agri-Digital and ASX-listed cleantech company Calix.  Scalare Partners CEO Carolyn Breeze said the… Read more »


3 Australian startup founders make the final of the Cartier Women’s Initiative

- April 12, 2023 < 1 MIN READ

The annual Cartier Women’s Initiative (CWI), which supports early-stage women-run companies focusing on social and environmental impact, has selected three Australian startup founder among its 33 finalists.  The program provides financial, social, and human capital support and this year expanded its Oceania focus as a new standalone regional award, which Cartier CEO Cyrille Vigneron said… Read more »

Something Digital

CSIRO chief scientist Bronwyn Fox is among 5 brilliant people headlining Brisbane’s Something Digital tech conference

- April 3, 2023 2 MIN READ

The week-long Something Fest, Queensland’s digital, innovation, and technology festival, is back and kicks off on August 26 with the SomethingQ event, which will shine a spotlight on all things Queensland. That’s followed by the two-day conference, Something Digital (SD), now in its 6th year, on August 29-30.   Something Fest 2023 will offer a series… Read more »


Entries for the Proptech Awards are now open

- March 28, 2023 2 MIN READ

Entries for the Proptech Association Australia (PAA) 2023 Proptech Awards are now open. The awards span three categories –startups, scale-ups, and established Suppliers – for each award and this year there are seven new awards. Proptech Association Australia President Kylie Davis said that this year there will be 33 awards in total. “We are recognising… Read more »