The Melbourne Startup Bootcamp is about to kick off and you can join in virtually

- January 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

The two-day Melbourne Startup Bootcamp kicks off tomorrow with the in person event already sold out. However, other startup founders can tune in virtually for free to hear from industry leaders from Stripe, AWS Startups, the ASX, leading Australian tech startups, and venture capital firms. Bay City Labs, Stripe, AWS Startups, Cake Equity and Startup… Read more »

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_SOUTHSTART reveals its first speaker lineup, with Netflix cofounder Marc Randolph heading to Adelaide

- January 17, 2023 2 MIN READ

Annual startup and tech festival _SOUTHSTART, has revealed the first lineup for the annual event, this year with the theme Odyssey, in Adelaide, March 7-10. _SOUTHSTART Directors Craig Swann and Danielle Seymour have curated their sixth program together, saying it’s their most diverse list of speakers, as well as the broadest and most in-depth event… Read more »

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Cicada Innovations revives Rachel Slattery’s pioneering deep tech conference Tech23

- January 16, 2023 2 MIN READ

Sydney-based deep tech incubator Cicada Innovations has taken custodianship of the annual deep technology conference Tech23 from its founder, Rachel Slattery Tech23 launched 14 years ago, sharing Cicada’s focus on championing and supporting the deep tech startup sector. Slattery set out to create national community to support deep tech, connecting them with investors, advisers, government… Read more »

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Purpose-driven startups win big at Pause Awards

- December 13, 2022 2 MIN READ

Purpose focused startups such as Great Wrap, Bare Cremation, and Separation Guide, are among the major winners of the annual Pause Awards. Held in Melbourne and backed by VicGov, the 5th annual Pause Awards recognise innovation and people building Australia’s startup ecosystem, with 60 judges assessing hundreds of entries across 50 categories. assessing the merit and… Read more »


Here are the winners of the UNSW Founders Awards

- November 25, 2022 3 MIN READ

The University of New South Wales announced 8 winners in the inaugural UNSW Founders Awards this week, recognising founders, startups and mentors for their outstanding contribution to innovation and the startup ecosystem. Virtual job simulation platform Forage was named Startup Of the Year, with Frances Atkins, cofounder of Givvable named Founder of the Year. The presentation… Read more »


UNSW reveals the 40 finalists in its new founders awards

- November 3, 2022 4 MIN READ

The University of NSW – the place where Atlassian’s Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes met – has announced its finalists for the inaugural UNSW Founders Awards. The awards, announced later this month at a gala dinner in Sydney on November 22, recognise startups, founders and mentor across 8 award categories. All have a connection to… Read more »


Queensland is showcasing its best startups and tech at Something Fest

- October 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Brisbane turns its attention to tech this week with a series of events celebrating the best of Queensland fast-growing tech and startup sector. The week-long Something Fest, Queensland’s digital, innovation and technology festival, kicks off on Monday with the Something X, an all-day conference organised by the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur that brings together globally renowned… Read more »


Bright Sparks: Kicking any recession to the curb

- October 18, 2022 2 MIN READ

Don’t let all this talk of a looming global recession put the brakes on your new venture. On the contrary, now is the time to get busy building. Make sure you’re doing it right though with these “how to” style Spark Festival events in the final week of the festival.   Future-proofing Your Startup Through… Read more »


Bright Sparks: The Spark Festival Director’s highlights

- October 5, 2022 2 MIN READ

It’s just one week until the opening day of Spark: Australia’s Festival of Innovation, Tech and Ideas. It’s a massive two week program that’ll be popping up all over the place, as well as online. Here’s some highlights courtesy of Festival Director Maxine Sherrin.    Find Your Co-founder Oct 20, 6pm, Sydney Startup Hub Looking… Read more »